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October 03, 2013

Taqua Boosts Small Cell Core Network with Adax ATCA Signaling Gateway

Taqua, a supplier of next-generation fixed and mobile switching systems and convergence applications, known for its small cells innovations, has selected network infrastructure products specialist Adax to improve its small cell core network. Specifically, Taqua has gone ahead and deployed the Adax Signaling Gateway as part of its small cell infrastructure.

The AdaxGW 5.x on ATCA is a single software image that puts the focus on versatility as it is configurable and reconfigurable, allowing it to stay ahead of the ever-shifting requirements of today’s IP networks. It also supports legacy SS7 connections to any SIGTRAN Ethernet connections, while ATM-IP and I-TDM interworking offer VoIP for access concentration with media conversion, providing a foundation for user and control plane applications.

“We are all pleased with our Signaling Gateway upgrade with the AdaxGWs ATCA 2U platform,” said Payam Maveddat, EVP of Taqua Product Management, in a statement. “ATCA offers a robust, economical solution computing platform designed to meet the needs for scalability and flexibility in today’s wireless markets. The Adax gateways have performed flawlessly.”

Adax ATCA-based application ready platform boast high availability and scalability as standard features, thanks to integrated hardware and software systems. Meanwhile, with a full range of cost-effective two, six and 14 slot solutions available, they offer the industry’s lowest cost per slot.

Taqua has chosen the 2U DC chassis with fully redundant hardware and sophisticated HA software. This will supplement its small cell core network solution, which is comprised of the Taqua T6100 Convergence Server, T7100 Multimedia Controller and the T7000 Intelligent Switching System with mobile interface cards — as well as an integrated Acme Packet session border controller and security gateway.

Taqua’s small cell core bridges legacy circuit switched mobile cores with an IP core, enabling carriers to offer the same high-quality voice, SMS, data and location enhanced services to customers being served exclusively on new small cell deployments. In other words, it facilitates the seamless evolution of voice and messaging services in addition to 4G/LTE.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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