iBurst, Expanding into SMS services with Squire Technologies' SMSG Gateway
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Press release date: August 1, 2011
iBurst, a Johannesburg-based internet service provider that provides quality services for global connectivity in the South African market, has just completed the broad expansion of its SMS network service delivery. As a strategic move to compliment its wholesale voice services and enhance revenues, iBurst decided to implement Squire Technologies' wholesale SMS solution and position itself within the mobile messaging market.
Mr. Nazeer Adam, iBurst Project Manager, says "Finding a long-term strategic solution with Squire Technologies has been very advantageous. Our initial investment of the Media Gateway (SVI-MG) deployment was scalable enough to upgrade and utilise the SS7 links to terminate SMS. Integrating the SMS Gateway to our existing platform enables further revenue generation and is crucial to our plan to deliver products with the highest levels of customer service, while building stakeholder value. "
The burgeoning African SMS market is a hotbed of innovation, engineering even more text messaging applications and services for end-users. As iBurst, had already deployed Squire Technologies' SVI-MG Media Gateway for wholesale voice, they could easily implement the SMSG Gateway software upgrade, adding competitive wholesale SMS services to their portfolio.
Utilising the existing platform allowed iBurst to send and receive SMSs via SS7, while supporting SS7 interconnect over traditional TDM networks and Next Generation IP networks via SIGTRAN.
Sanjeev Verma, Squire Technologies' Global Sales Director: "For service providers seeking to maximise revenues, the Squire software upgrade to enable SMS over existing Media Gateways provides quick and cost effective way to launch additional revenue streams, helping the customer to reduce CapEx and improve cash flow without any addition to the existing infrastructure."
iBurst (Pty) Ltd is the exclusive service provider company to Wireless Business Solutions and has been in operation since 1 May 2005. iBurst uses a wide-area mobile broadband technology, offering a unique combination of speed, range and high base-station capacity, which allows the provision of affordable high-speed internet connections.
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