California-based communications technologies firm Dialogic Inc announced that Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) selected the firm’s intelligent call control solutions to modernise and expand its domestic core switching infrastructure.
MPT selected infrastructure solutions from Dialogic, which teamed up with local partner Khine Thit Sar Co Ltd (KTSCL) to win the project.
Under Myanmar’s plans to privatise its telecommunications market, MPT anticipates adding millions of new users by 2016. In the build up to that, MPT will deploy the Dialogic Control Switch system as well as its media gateways (MGWs) and session border controllers (SBCs) across multiple locations in Myanmar to cap its existing class 4 infrastructure and provide high-quality service as new operators enter the market, Dialogic said.
“With the market opening up, we looked for a solution that would give us the geographic redundancy, scalability and unique bandwidth optimisation necessary to stay competitive,” said an MPT official.
“We saw how other carriers were benefitting from Dialogic’s technology, and knew it was the best solution to help MPT modernise our network.”
As MPT began the process of upgrading its network and expanding its coverage to accommodate additional customers, scalability, cost and quality were paramount criteria in the company’s assessment and selection of core transit switching technology, Dialogic said.
With the switching system’s distributed call control architecture and operationally efficient management, the carrier can “easily and quickly configure, provision and manage its infrastructure,” Dialogic said.
MPT intends to deploy a distributed switching system and gateways in Myanmar to connect its local PSTN switches and provide connectivity to other operators, as well as SBCs for voice over IP (VoIP) peering and subscriber access, it added.
The state-run firm is also partnering with Japan’s KDDI to help with its aggressive plans to increase its subscriber base.
“MPT is looking to deliver an exceptional user experience at a low cost as it expands coverage and accelerates penetration of communications services in Myanmar,” said Jim Machi, vice president of product management for Dialogic.
“Instead of costly forklift upgrades, Dialogic’s technology gives service providers the flexibility and reliability to support rapid increases in voice traffic, prepare for IMS migration, and adapt network architecture as they see fit.”