PortaSwitch is an integrated platform for telecommunication service providers, wholesale carriers, ISP, MVNO/MVNE and NGN operators for unifying voice, messaging, IoT/M2M, and data traffic within a single converged network.
The key difference between PortaSwitch and more traditional “switch” products is that PortaSwitch offers much more. It includes the B/OSS component, and so is a unified service management and delivery platform that:
PortaSwitch stores all the information about the products, rates and customers and the service configuration for individual customers or phone lines. It is managed via a web interface and includes a self-care portal for your end users. Internally, PortaBilling controls call processing as well as real-time routing.
PortaSwitch communicates with IP phones, mobile dialers and communication clients, and media gateways via the SIP protocol. There are no restrictions as far as the vendor or model of the equipment, so any communication device that supports SIP can be used in conjunction with PortaSwitch for services such as voice or video calls, presence or instant messaging.
Service providers with global business exposure may choose to install a clustered system of multiple PortaSIP servers in various separate geographical locations. This allows them to keep the service running even if an entire hosting center in one place goes down.
Geographic distribution architecture overcomes catastrophic events to provide uninterrupted service using multiple servers in different geographic locations that continue operating during the main site outage. Geographic distribution also improves network utilization: users in Asia primarily use a PortaSIP server hosted in Singapore or Hong Kong, while European customers will work with a PortaSIP server in Frankfurt or London.
PortaSwitch site redundancy allows: