Mavenir announces its Unified Access Gateway for Converged Access to IMS
Richardson, TX, USA– May 23, 2013 – Mavenir Systems, a leading provider of software-based networking solutions, today announced its Unified Access Gateway (UAG) for converged core network services across Circuit Switch (CS) and IP Multimedia System(IMS) networks. The UAG enables 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.
The UAG incorporates a technology that Mavenir pioneered in 3GPP standards, called IMS Centralized Services (ICS), which connects legacy CS GSM/UMTS access networks directly to the IMS core network.
“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.”
This powerful gateway supports multiple integrated applications. It 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. 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.
Added Kohli: “Mavenir’s UAG is a critical component in the operator’s migration strategy to IMS with the aim of retiring the CS core network. With the enablement of new services today, UAG is part of our end-to-end (E2E) offering of IMS-based solutions that delivers more capabilities to service providers with faster time to market.”