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Arris' FMC server integrated with Interop SMS

Wed, 10/06/2010 - 8:25am
Brian Santo

Arris and Interop Technologies have integrated the former's Mobility Application Server with the latter's SMS messaging systems.

As a result of the integration, mobile network operators running the Arris MAS and the Interop SMSC 4 Series will be assured that they will be able to support IP-based messaging protocols, as well as SS7-based legacy messaging.

The Arris MAS provides full SIP-based dual-mode fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) with support for seamless roaming and handover between circuit-switched and IP networks. Offloading voice, messaging and data services to IP networks reduces operators'costs and provides opportunities to offer competitive service packages.

Operators running the Arris MAS and the Interop SMSC 4 Series have the added assurance that all messages will be delivered. If, for any reason, mobile services are not available via the 4G/Wi-Fi network, message traffic can successfully fall back to the SS7 network, Interop explained.

Separately, Interop said its 4G Messaging Gateway now supports three new variations of the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)/Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

Operators using the Interop Technologies hosted technology gateway can now take advantage of plain text, CDMA-encoded and GSM-encoded SIP support to maintain seamless messaging interoperability with legacy handsets and networks.

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