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February 09, 2010

Tecore's iCore All-IP Software-Defined Core Network Displayed at MWC


Tecore Networks, a supplier of multi-technology 2G, 3G and 4G mobile network infrastructure, will be showcasing its iCore all-IP software-defined core network at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona.


The i-Core is capable of supporting 2G GSM and CDMA, 3G UMTS and 4G LTE on different scalable hardware platforms. Mobile operators will be able to maximize revenues from legacy services besides launching new applications with the help of iCore, said company sources.

iCore is compliant with the 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards and it also provides an optional Radio Network Controller or RNC which will enable operators to sue the platform with the radio access network equipment of other vendors.

In the present scenario mobile operators are challenged by the economic situation, greater demand for broadband data and uncertainty regarding the most effective network technology. iCore strives to solve such issues by offering technology flexibility.

The operation of GSM, CDMA, and UMTS all in one-platform supported by upgrade options to LTE (News - Alert) through software plug-ins enables operators to offer multi-technology roaming to increase revenues with visiting subscribers.

The software defined network scalability allows deployment of systems for even 100 subscribers and it can be scaled as the subscriber base grows, said company sources.

Network profitability can be controlled easily as operators can benefit from 2G services also used by most subscribers. They can also fulfill demand for next-generation devices and applications and reduce money spent on separates network elements.

“Data and multimedia services are the focus of our industry, but we need to keep in mind that 2G services still account for 85 percent of mobile communications,” said Jay Salkini, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tecore (News - Alert) Networks.

“Operators are looking for flexible and cost-effective ways to maintain and transition network technologies. iCore has been proven to meet these needs, through an all-IP architecture compliant with the most commercially successful standards, scalable from rural and remote installations to nationwide networks,” added Salkini.
iCore is built on carrier-grade architecture deployed in commercial and special networks. iCore includes all-IP communication and signaling including IMS core, offers support for voice and data services for GSM, CDMA and SIP technology families from common object code.

It has optional integrated RNC, and features peer-to-peer IP switching. This allows tandem-free operations for signaling and transcoding-free operation for VoIP or RTP. Carrier-grade Linux operating system which can be deployed on different hardware platforms like compact-PCI (News - Alert), microTCA and ATCA re also included in iCore.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard










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