A clearer way of staying connected with Plintron India’s IMS
The company bags accolades at the 2023 Asian Telecom Awards.
Staying connected has become an integral part of society as it enters a more digital age, with more mobile applications keeping people in touch through the use of the internet. However, before anyone can connect to the internet, networks need to be present and proper management is more vital than ever before.
Due to Plintron India’s development and deployment of an in-house cloud-based IP Multimedia subsystems (IMS) platform into their VoLTE launch in Italy, MVNO subscribers can now enjoy uninterrupted calls. They were also able to develop an efficient and cost-effective solution at break-neck speeds in the form of the IoT Connectivity Management Platform (CMP), being ready for deployment within 12 months.
These initiatives helped the company bag the Cloud Initiative of the Year - India Award and the IoT Initiative of the Year - India Award at the 2023 Asian Telecom Awards.
The awards programme recognises the successes and efforts of telecom companies in navigating through a challenging market, and in producing top-notch products and services.
IMS integration for the first MVNE platform to multi-host VoLTE in the public cloud
Plintron developed a complete IMS solution on the public cloud and reworked it to only receive incoming traffic of only VoLTE registered customers for routing to IMS and supported multiple Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) / Enhanced Service Providers (ESPs) in Italy. The solution has the innovation of ensuring only incoming calls of VoLTE registered subscribers were routed to the IMS and mitigated the need to route incoming calls of all subscribers as that required non-VoLTE subscriber calls to be handed back to MNO network for termination taking up additional capacity requirements for infrastructure to handle all the calls.
This was developed in conjunction with HLR/HSS and IN, involving MAP and CAP protocol, without any changes to the network of the MNO and any external factors.
When Plintron’s VoLTE launched in Italy in September 2022, customers were able to use voice services, simultaneously with data services. The rollout was seamless and did not induce any service downtime for all 9 MVNOs utilising Plintron’s MVNE platform. There was a path-breaking innovation with only incoming calls of VoLTE registered subscribers being routed to the IMS resulting in saving of double handling and capacity.
Launch of IMS means, that MVNOs on the Plintron Platform have access to enhanced quality from 4G and 5G networks and the MNO need not retain 2G/3G networks for Voice saving them operating expenses on maintenance and also initial capital investment due to the scalable nature of the Plintron solution.
Since the IMS and VoLTE deployment in Italy, Plintron has stated that there are plans already in motion to extend the product and its services across Europe.
Plintron IoT CMP functions as a single interface to manage IoT connections
The Plintron IoT CMP functions as a single interface integrated with Plintron local connectivity profiles with MNOs allowing customers to manage a myriad of applications for their IoT connections ranging from lifecycle management to billing and provisioning. The platform is also easily customisable, as it possesses its own OSS, NSS, BSS, OCS, API, and gateways that enable companies the ability to offer a segmented approach as MVNOs.
Some example scenarios for the IoT CMP include adjusting plans and demands to suit customised business needs like low data with SMS for automotive VNOs or high data plans for CCTV manufacturing that aims to capture a large amount of footage.
Customers can adopt the IoT CMP to speed up their operations, control costs, improve customer experience, and generate new revenue streams for various industry domains. This is further supported by the platform’s ability to support different business models and the capacity to integrate small, medium, and large IoT value chain partners and IoT component suppliers such as device manufacturers, SIM vendors, wearables, automotive, and IIoT, amongst other things.
Managing access rights are also built into the IoT CMP to ensure that the platform runs smoothly, as roles such as admin, business partner, and enterprise allow the CMP operator to properly delegate tasks and engagement.
During the first six months of the launch itself, 200,000 active customer profiles were onboarded. Whilst its initial launch was only in India, the company is looking towards expanding its coverage to include Mexico, Austria, Colombia, and Poland.
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