The world’s communication habits have evolved rapidly in the past decade. The Internet is now ubiquitously accessible, giving users access to advanced web-based services from anywhere and at any time. This has enabled companies such as Google, Facebook and Apple to reach consumers directly and to provide them with communication products that compete directly with those traditionally offered only by the telecommunication operators.
In the face of this change, wireless operators need to modernize their central offices and migrate them away from the traditional “black box” telephony switch by introducing data-center-friendly, open, modern, innovative and extensible platforms that provide new end user supplementary services. That is, platforms capable of providing services beyond just voice. Platforms that expose APIs and SDKs through which the operator and/or the developer communities can develop services that generate new sources of revenue and excitement for wireless operators.
Our Rhino Telephony Application Server (TAS) for Mobile is a cloud native virtual network function (VNF), which can grow and shrink in minutes with the click of a button!
The Rhino TAS supports the concept of network slicing, which enables operators to spin up individual instances of the Rhino TAS and assign each instance to a “network slice” that is dedicated to serve a particular customer and/or meet specific use case requirements such as capacity, performance, privacy, multi-tenancy, etc.
The Rhino TAS VNF can provide any or all of the following logical network functions in single or multiple instances: IR.92 AS (VoLTE), IR.51 AS (VoWiFi), SCC-AS, IP-SM-GW.