Friday, January 29, 2010

Indigo Wireless selects Globecomm’s 3G core switch for hosted mobile services

HAUPPAUGE, USA: Globecomm Systems Inc., a leading global provider of satellite-based communications infrastructure solutions and services, announced that Indigo Wireless, a rural wireless operator in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, is the latest carrier to join a rapidly growing base of providers utilizing Globecomm’s 3G switch platform, which offers affordable, 3G hosted mobile services to under-serviced areas worldwide.

The platform provides switching facilities for Indigo Wireless subscribers and its roaming partners, with services for voice, video and data. Globecomm’s carrier-class 3G switch platform, which entered service in November 2009, enables carriers to have access to broadened wireless coverage without a major capital or operational investment.

With full redundancy for all major components, the switch provides a 100 percent IP-based soft-switch architecture with a forward path to 4G technologies. The switch core has a capacity to service more than 1,000,000 subscribers.

To support the new switch, Globecomm installed dedicated power systems in its Network Operations Center in Hauppauge, New York, where technicians and engineers provide 24/7 network-monitoring and customer support. Redundant fiber circuits and generator systems support the Globecomm facility.

Dave Tews, Indigo Wireless CEO and President, said, “We chose Globecomm’s 3G platform because of its reputation for providing high-performance hosted mobile services within a secure and trusted facility.”

Andy Silberstein, Globecomm Vice President and General Manager of Services, said, "We are proud to provide Indigo Wireless services utilizing our carrier-grade hosted mobile core switch and is an example of how Globecomm can help wireless carriers seamlessly and profitably advance to the next generation of mobile services.”

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