Monday, March 8, 2010

Metaswitch to Acquire AppTrigger for its Service Broker

Metaswitch Networks agreed to acquire AppTrigger, which supplies Service Broker solutions for carriers, for an undisclosed sum. AppTrigger pioneered the Service Broker concept with its Ignite platform, which is today deployed in multiple tier one networks worldwide. Ignite can be rapidly deployed due to its unique support for a range of 17 pre-defined application interworking solutions from non-geographical number and local number portability (LNP) to wireless prepaid and network IVR.

AppTrigger's Service Broker will now be added to Metaswitch's VoIP/IMS infrastructure portfolio.

"Carriers are increasingly realizing that service brokers are key to their ability to safely and cost-effectively evolve their business models to IP," said Kevin DeNuccio, Metaswitch CEO. "AppTrigger has played an instrumental role in defining this market, delivering the most robust, feature rich solution, and demonstrating its ability to scale with deployments processing billions of calls per month. This technology not only expands the set of solutions we can deliver to our customers, but supports our global growth strategy particularly in the rapidly-evolving mobile application space."

Service Brokers, a network element that resides between the service layer and the converging network, are traditionally decoupled from the core switch and the service execution or service creation environment. Service Brokers efficiently manage service interaction and network orchestration with key features such as IM-SSF, SCIM, IN to IN Trigger Management, Protocol/Call Flow Management and Subscriber Data Management Interaction.

Bowen Advisors acted as financial advisors and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as legal advisors to AppTrigger. Metaswitch was advised by Shearman & Sterling LLP. Closure of the acquisition is subject to standard contractual conditions and expected by the end of the month.
http://www.apptrigger.comAppTrigger's Ignite Service Broker delivers this "Any to Any" interworking for existing services and future application connectivity. In addition, AppTrigger features an "Ignite" Universal XML Toolkit that allows operators to easily configure network connectivity for services.

The Ignite Service Broker Predefined Portfolio of Interworking Solutions:

  • Non-Geographical Number (NGN)

  • Universal Access Number (UAN)

  • Universal Personal Number (UPN)

  • Reverse Charging

  • Blacklist with PrePaid

  • 800 Service/Freephone

  • Local Number Portability (LNP)

  • Calling Name (CNAM)

  • Premium Rate

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)

  • Televoting (Mass Calling)

  • Wireless Prepaid

  • Calling Card (credit based)

  • Color Ring Back Tone or Caller Ring Back Tone (CRBT)

  • Find Me/Follow Me

  • Privacy Service

  • Network IVR

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