Sunday, August 6, 2006

Veraz Offers Options for Local Number Portability

Veraz Networks announced flexible deployment options for using its "ControlSwitch" softswitch to provide nationwide Local Number Portability (LNP).

Service providers that have already deployed a service-control-point (SCP)-based LNP solution can use the ControlSwitch to provide the LNP query from the existing SCPs. Additionally, through cooperation with 3rd party partners, Veraz offers solutions that migrate number portability from legacy Intelligent Network (IN) systems to a more flexible SIP-based solution.

Deploying a pure SIP-based next generation network solution enables service providers to easily implement LNP as part of a service infrastructure upgrade. Alternatively, an operator with a ControlSwitch can implement their national LNP database as one of the modules of the ControlSwitch.

Veraz LNP solutions have already been deployed in North America as well as in Europe, and are ready for deployment in markets such as Taiwan, Israel and India, where LNP regulations have recently been introduced.

Veraz said one of the prevailing trends in the telecommunications industry is to migrate legacy IN SCPs to IP-based SCPs as service providers adopt a service-rich IMS architecture.