RICHARDSON, Texas - Wednesday, September 30th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Taqua®, LLC, a leading supplier of mobile and fixed communications solutions, announced today that Interop Technologies has placed a follow-on order for Taqua’s Virtual Mobile Core and Mobile Client to enable the expansion of their Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service offerings in Europe.
Interop Technologies enables telecommunications service providers of all sizes to launch new virtualized IP communication services via the private Interop Cloud™, which utilizes the latest in network function virtualization (NFV) technology. By incorporating Taqua’s Virtual Mobile Core and Mobile Client into its CorePlusXSM solution, Interop enables its customers to quickly launch in demand IP services like VoWiFi and VoLTE.
“WiFi calling from Interop’s CorePlusXSM is allowing operators to offer advanced voice services today, while providing a seamless path to VoLTE and the all-IP network,” said John Dwyer, President and CEO of Interop Technologies. “We’ve had a tremendously successful partnership with Taqua in the North American market, and anticipate the continued success of the relationship as we bring our industry-leading CorePlusXSM solution to Europe.”
“VoWiFi is an important service offering that operators can utilize to solve real-world coverage issues immediately,” said Eric Pratt, Taqua’s CEO. “We’re working with Interop to reduce the barrier of entry to advanced IP voice and messaging services for European service providers with a robust WiFi calling solution they can deploy now.”
Since 2002, Interop has provided mobile operators telco-grade core network services including advanced messaging, device activation and connectivity gateway solutions. VoWiFi and VoLTE are two of the components of Interop’s CorePlusXSM solution – a virtualized IMS core and IP services suite. CorePlusXSM reduces the cost and complexity typically associated with purchasing and deploying an IMS core, which is a key competitive advantage of the offering. The CorePlusXSM IP suite includes VoWiFi, VoLTE, VoLTE-Roaming and RCS.
Taqua’s Virtual Mobile Core (VMC) is a converged 4G mobile core enabling rapid deployment of next -generation mobile voice and messaging services including VoWiFi, VoLTE and Small Cells. The VMC is a carrier-grade software product that converges a number of 3GPP standard functions including a Telephony Application Server (TAS), IP Short Message Gateway (IP-SM-GW), Service Consistency and Continuity Application Server (SCC-AS), and Media Resource Function (MRF). It works with standards-based VoWiFi clients, such as the native WiFi Calling capability in Apple’s iOS 8 as well as Taqua’s Mobile Client for Android devices.
Taqua’s Mobile Client is a standards-compliant VoWiFi client for smartphones that’s available in embedded and downloadable versions. The Client has been used in all major mobile operator VoWiFi deployments, and is integrated into over one hundred handset models by some of the world’s largest vendors, including Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Huawei and ZTE.
About Interop Technologies
Interop Technologies is Virtualizing the IP Revolution and delivering cloud-based IP networks and next generation communication solutions to the global mobile industry. The company has incorporated the latest Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technology into its private Interop CloudTM, enabling telecommunication service providers of all types to quickly and securely launch the services that subscribers demand most. Interop’s solutions are developed and built to reduce cost and complexity for all providers regardless of network generation or type and feature scalable architecture that makes continued migration to next generation technology simple.
Interop has its World Headquarters in Fort Myers, FL, USA, and Regional Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland as well Network Operations Centers (NOCs) in Fort Myers, Florida, USA; Dallas, Texas, USA; and Dublin, Ireland.
About Taqua® LLC.
Taqua is enabling the transformation to software-based service provider networks capable of delivering next generation voice, video and messaging services including VoWiFi and VoLTE. Since 1998, Taqua’s software-based networking solutions have been deployed by hundreds of wireline, cable and wireless carriers to enable new services, drive new revenues and lower overall costs. Taqua is headquartered in Dallas, TX, with research and development facilities in Boston, MA, Milpitas, CA, and Dallas, TX, and European sales offices in Germany and the U.K. More information on Taqua can be obtained by calling +1.972.692.1800 or by browsing the website at www.taqua.com.
Frederick Reynolds, 972-692-1971
Vice President, Marketing