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SS7 Staying Power

by Jim Machi

Oct 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

SS7 Staying Power

Back in April, I wrote a blog about LTE subscription growth and ended that blog with “by the end of 2020, half of all mobile connections will NOT be LTE.  In fact, in 2015, 3G still grew.”  On June 9th, the GSA put a press release out about LTE, but that press release also contained the words “3G/HSPA subscriptions grew by 48 million” in Q1 2016.  So even though all we hear about is LTE these days, 3G remains important.And with 3G growth, there is also SS7 growth.  SS7 has been in the background of 3G signaling and continues to be an important element in any 3G buildout. And remember, with a buildout, there is a requirement to support and interop with an SS7 installed base.  With the movement to LTE and Diameter, there are many unsupported end of life STP platforms out there.  What to do?

Dialogic can help you modernize and consolidate unsupported or outdated signaling infrastructure with our SS7/Sigtran offerings.

And even with LTE growth, LTE interoperability with 3G will remain important for many years.  This means voice/video media codec and signaling transcoders, and gateways will remain important infrastructure elements during these years to come.  Make sure you are on a modern SS7 signaling solution.

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Topics: Signaling, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi