Gibraltar’s leading communications provider Gibtelecom goes live with the BroadForward Next Generation Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC)
Gibraltar, October 9th 2018
Gibtelecom, Gibraltar’s leading communications services company and international communications hub, today announced it has launched services with the BroadForward Next Generation Diameter Signaling Controller (BroadForward DSC). The installation enables Gibtelecom to integrate and operate advanced Diameter signaling scenarios in its mobile core network and independently handle vendor-specific signaling implementations. It also provides them with the ability to configure signaling scenarios across other access networks and protocols such as SS7, SIP, ENUM, RADIUS and HTTP.
As the pioneer in the growth and development of communications in Gibraltar, Gibtelecom offers business and residential subscribers a one-stop-shop for landline, broadband and mobile products and services. Today, Gibtelecom is the main provider of communications services on the Rock of Gibraltar, offering the a to z of communications services – more recently announcing a service called Sofi – a digital entertainment platform with over 60 fully-licensed TV channels and on-demand entertainment with Pay TV services such as Amazon’s Prime Video and Rakuten TV. Through its ownership in the Europe India Gateway (EIG) submarine cable system, the Company has a network reach spanning half-way around the globe, connecting Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The group’s data centre business, Rockolo, also operates a number of facilities in Gibraltar, as well as offering secure cloud services and other products.
The BroadForward Next Generation DSC provides Gibtelecom with an easy to configure, software based, Diameter routing and multi-protocol interworking solution. It is designed to enable operators to independently orchestrate converged signaling services across 2G/3G, 4G/LTE, Fixed/Wi-Fi networks and ultimately 5G. The BroadForward DSC is widely adopted by leading global Mobile Network Operators, MVNOs and IPX providers.
Antonio Media, Gibtelecom Principal Engineer leading the project, commented “The selection and implementation of the BroadForward Next Generation DSC is a direct result of our commitment to invest in leading technology to accelerate service innovation. We are very pleased with the speed of implementation of the BroadForward DSC and the capabilities it provides. It makes our network even more robust and it allows us to independently configure advanced signaling scenarios”.
Taco Schoute, CEO BroadForward added “It’s a treat to work with Gibtelecom as they have the signaling expertise and know exactly what they want and where they want to take it. The unique flexibility of the BroadForward DSC is great advantage for Gibtelecom as it supports them with service innovation and network optimization. They appreciate the value of a next generation signaling solution as key enabler to achieve their business goals”.
Gibtelecom is the leading mobile, broadband and fixed communications services company in Gibraltar. Through its extensive communications networks, Gibtelecom provides a range of voice and data services, including mobile, to the local Gibraltar market, as well as business enterprise products to a number of the world’s top egaming businesses, together with the financial services, shipping and tourist industries based on the Rock. Gibtelecom networks stretch half-way round the world and connect largely through its ownership in the Europe India Gateway (EIG) submarine cable system, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The company has several points of presence, including London, Madrid and Marseille. The group’s data centre business, Rockolo, operates a number of facilities in Gibraltar, as well as offering secure cloud services and other products. The European Foundation for Quality Management has certified Gibtelecom as a ‘Recognised for Excellence’ business and the group is also a registered ISO 9001:2008 company. For more information visit Gibtelecom’s website at www.gibtele.com.
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