ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PT (NASDAQ: PTIX), the leading global supplier of advanced network communications solutions formerly known as Performance Technologies, today announced it has been awarded a multimillion dollar order to provide the signalling core solution for Globacom, one of Africa's fastest growing mobile telecommunications companies. The transaction also includes Mobile Number Portability (MNP) and Short Message Service Defense (SMS-D) feature functionalities. PT's next generation SEGway Signalling System is already deployed in the carrier's network in Ghana and Benin Republic, and is central to the design for network expansion in Nigeria, where Globacom serves over 25 million subscribers. SEGway's unique scalability of ports and throughput capacity makes it well suited to expand with the high growth Nigerian network; conversely, it performs equally well as an efficient core network platform for deployment into smaller Globacom markets in the future.
PT is providing the SEGway Signalling platform as the basis for both geographic and network expansion while enabling Globacom's transition to an all-SIGTRAN network. PT's Signalling Solution is built on an IP-native fabric providing the capability to support future network interfaces, and the power to host multiple core network features such as Mobile Number Portability, SMS-Defense and upcoming LTE applications. The SEGway platform's inherent efficiencies result in significant savings in operations and maintenance costs and it ensures a smooth network growth path.
"PT has demonstrated an unprecedented level of commitment as a vendor in this region," said Mike Jituboh, Senior Executive at Globacom. "Their expertise in all aspects of Next-Gen IP-based signalling, and their proven ability to deliver and support it, has made PT our preferred signalling vendor as we continue to expand our network coverage across Africa."
Globacom's Group COO, Mohamed Jameel, remarked, "The availability of such a sophisticated core signalling platform gives Globacom the latitude to configure a best-of-breed network topology within an attractive economic model, and to accurately address each of our divergent coverage areas. PT's rich suite of features on SEGway allows Globacom to efficiently manage our growing network while rolling out new applications as the need arises. Globacom is now well positioned to employ features such as Advanced Core Network Routing, SMS Defense, Mobile Number Portability and, in the future, core network LTE capabilities. We are confident in PT's demonstrated reliability; with SEGway in our network, we are able to consolidate operations, yet continue to develop a rich feature-set.""Through their use of our SEGway Solutions Platform, PT empowers carriers to aggressively market their services, becoming nimble and competitive in this rapidly shifting industry," said Patt Rice, Senior VP, Marketing, Sales and Service of PT. "The nations of Africa are experiencing unprecedented growth in telecommunications services, with data applications driving most of the usage. PT is a perfect fit for the region and its carriers, and we will continue to deliver robust systems and a clear-cut road map to guide their strategic growth by simplifying the addition of capacity, features, and applications." Online Resources Telecommunications system architects and carrier network engineers needing advanced, signaling and next generation telecom solutions can learn more about PT's SEGway and other portfolio offerings by accessing the following online resources:
- SEGway Carrier Solutions: http://www.pt.com/page/carriers
- SEGway Signalling Solutions: http://www.pt.com/page/segway