Taqua, a provider of mobile and fixed communications solutions, will supply its Virtual Mobile Core (VMC) to C Spire as its mobile VoIP core for the deployment of small cells.
Ridgeland, Mississippi-based C Spire can deploy VMC in pre-IMS or IMS networks and as a standard MSC/VLR in existing mobile networks.
Taqua said its VMC, a 4G mobile core enabling deployment of mobile voice and messaging services, converges a number of 3GPP standard functions including a Telephony Application Server (TAS), IP Short Message Gateway (IP-SM-GW), Service Consistency and Continuity Application Server (SCC-AS), and Media Resource Function (MRF).
Eric Hollingsworth, senior vice president of Network Operations for C Spire, said: “Taqua’s mobile core is used in a variety of ways by subscribers for mobile VoIP services. This gives us the confidence that the Taqua VMC can support our small cell offering and provide the flexibility we require to ensure that C Spire continues to deliver high quality communication services to our subscribers.”