Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mavenir Announces IMS Unified Access Gateway (UAG)

Mavenir introduced a Unified Access Gateway (UAG) for converged core network services across Circuit Switch (CS) and IP Multimedia System (IMS) networks.

The UAG is a standard IMS Session Border Controller (SBC) that supports the latest 3GPP features needed to introduce new services such as RCS/RCS-e and VoLTE services, including SR-VCC. It employs IMS Centralized Services (ICS), which connects legacy CS GSM/UMTS access networks directly to the IMS core network.  Additionally, it is a WebRTC Gateway that supports network services, web APIs and media mixing needed to extend IMS-based services to the web. Finally, it is also an ICS GW that supports the network services and service interworking functions needed to support GSM/UMTS devices from IMS.

Mavenir said its UAG will enable mobile operators to simplify and consolidate their networks, and enables them to increase investments in the IP based networks, reduce investments in legacy 2G/3G core networks while serving their 2G/3G subscribers.

“Mavenir’s vision is that IMS will become the mobile operators’ single, consolidated core network providing communication and mobility services across all access domains,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO, Mavenir Systems. “Our Unified Access Gateway provides a solution for mobile operators who are challenged with the cost of maintaining parallel core networks while subscribers migrate to 4G LTE.”