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Taqua's Virtual Mobile Core, Mobile Client Systems to Drive Interop's Voice Offerings

By Steve Anderson February 23, 2015

The growth of voice technologies like voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) and voice over LTE (VoLTE) are well-known these days, and advancements in the field give users a better chance to take on the benefits of these new technologies. Interop Technologies, meanwhile, is looking to build out its own VoWiFi and VoLTE offerings, and has turned to Taqua's Virtual Mobile Core and Mobile Client systems to help drive this new class of voice technology offering

Interop offers several capabilities specifically geared toward giving communications service providers (CSPs) a chance to offer new services to current clientele through a set of deployment systems flexible enough to add and expand as needed. One of the best such offerings from Interop is the Interop Cloud, a system that brings together not only complete turnkey services, but also the newest advances in network functions virtualization (NFV) to help drive connectivity and improve the overall lineup.

Meanwhile, bringing in Taqua's systems allows Interop to offer up faster assimilation for customers, who can put Interop's VoWiFi and VoLTE tools into play more rapidly than without. The Virtual Mobile Core system, for example, includes a set of tools like the Telephony Application Server, which reportedly allows deployment using not only 3G networks, but also 2G. The Service Consistency and Continuity Application Server allows for both circuit-switched and packet-switched environments to put voice communications to work, and there are several other functions on hand besides. Taqua's Mobile Client, meanwhile, is specifically geared to VoWiFi service, offering a set of VoWiFi tools built around specific standards. This allows CSPs interested in offering VoWiFi service the ability to do so, and right out of the box.

Interop Technologies' president and CEO, John Dwyer, noted that VoWiFi service was rapidly coming into play throughout the industry, as offerings from a host of companies ranging from T-Mobile and Sprint to even Google—not to mention the Cablevision Freewheel offering that recently emerged—to shake up the market. This further lead Dwyer to note “We’re glad to work in partnership with Taqua to launch a virtualized VoWiFi offering enabling operators to ride this wave without the need for major capital or significant personnel to do so.”

It's a smart idea, and Dwyer's remarks sum up just why. Interop is looking to sell shovels in a gold rush, in a manner of speaking, offering up the tools necessary to bring such technologies into play. CSPs will need such tools to keep up with competitors and not allow same a competitive advantage, and Interop is getting into a position where it can offer these tools. Indeed, both VoWiFi and VoLTE were recently noted to be part of the CorePlusX solution from Interop, which offered up not only an IP services suite but also a managed IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core, making it a great building point for voice services.

Interop may have a great new tool on its hands here thanks to Taqua's assistance, and that could give Interop a big new opportunity in the market for some time to come. Naturally, only time will tell how the market reacts to Interop's new tools, but given how far the voice service concept has gone in recent days, it's likely to do better than some expect.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

Contributing Writer

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