Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sri Lanka's Dialog Telekom Signs for GSMA's PathFinder Service

Dialog Telekom  , one of Sri Lanka's mobile operators, has selected the GSMA's PathFinder Service to offer subscribers a variety of new, cost-efficient IP-based services.

The GSMA (News - Alert), which represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry, is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile communications industry.

According to officials, PathFinder, a GSMA-managed service operated by NeuStar (News - Alert), Inc., provides the missing link for operators as they make the move to all-IP mobile networks, tackling critical issues around routing, interoperability, number resolution and service and revenue assurance.

Officials said that by automatically translating phone numbers into IP addresses, PathFinder will help Dialog Telekom to facilitate the delivery of a wide variety of new feature rich IP-based services as well as ensure quality of service.

"The GSMA's PathFinder Service reduces complexity, cost and risk for mobile operators by providing a standardised, future-proof approach to implementing IP-based services," said Alex Sinclair, chief technology officer at the GSMA, in a statement.

Sinclair said that GSMA is delighted to have Dialog Telekom on board as one of PathFinder's early anchor customers.

"Dialog Telekom takes immense pleasure in being part of the GSMA's PathFinder Service initiative," said Pradeep De Almeida, group chief technology officer at Dialog Telekom.

Almeida said that PathFinder is a key component of a comprehensive IMS solution, which represents an important step for the company as it strives to increase the use of IP-based interconnection and deliver next-generation services to the customers.

He said that the company chose PathFinder for its open, standards-based technology and extensible service platform, as well as for NeuStar's extensive credentials in running trusted registries for interconnection on a global scale.

Officials said that PathFinder Service is based on the GSMA's Carrier ENUM technology and acts as a central directory where operators can share mobile and fixed-line addresses to enable accurate and cost-effective routing of packet voice, instant messaging, multimedia services, email and video.

The service is available to mobile and fixed service providers as well as the full value chain including carriers, IPXs, hubs, ISPs, content and application providers.

Officials said that PathFinder unlocks the revenue potential of IP-based networks by enabling operators to deliver new rich and convergent services to businesses and consumers quickly and efficiently, regardless of their network or type of device.

No comments:

Post a Comment