LIMERICK, Ireland--(Tango Telecom, the leading provider of Policy Control, Real-Time Charging & Advanced Messaging solutions, has today announced the general availability of Release 2.0 of the Tango Telecom iAX™ SMS IP-SM Gateway, with enhanced features to support message interworking and protect valuable messaging revenues as operators transition to all IP LTE/IMS networks.)--
LTE/IMS core networks are beginning to be rolled out globally, but to date have been predominantly used only for broadband access. The widespread uptake of this new technology and its fast time to revenue and to return on investment depend on the rapid transition of popular revenue earning services such as messaging from older technologies to an all IP core.
Kieran Kelly, CTO of Tango Telecom, comments: “Text based messaging remains hugely popular and a very significant revenue earner for operators worldwide. Messaging revenues are predicted to continue growing for the next several years, despite the threat from diverse and incompatible OTT services. In fact, SMS is emerging as the single de-facto standard for interoperability and communication with legacy handsets and applications. It is critical to the rapid ramp up and success of LTE that early adopters can still avail of the existing mass market communications on newer devices. ”
Tango Telecom’s IP-SM Gateway is currently installed in a number of LTE networks globally as part of early roll-outs, offering operators the following key benefits:
- Support for SMS and IP based messaging interworking, ensuring service continuity and protecting SMS revenues
- Compatibility with a wide range of RCS and other IP based IM messaging services, including LTE/IMS as well as selected OTT systems
- Interoperability with GSM and CDMA networks
- Support for multi-device and multi-screen delivery
- Facilitates early migration of other services into the LTE/IMS core – ensuring new services are developed only once
- Extreme high reliability and scalability, field proven in some of the most demanding Tier 1 networks worldwide
- Complete out of the box solution, including self- care and charging related features, ensures very fast deployments.
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