Metaswitch Supports AIS Mobile Network Transformation in Thailand
Advanced Info Services (AIS), Thailand’s largest mobile operator with more than 40 million subscribers, is on a mission to modernize its mobile voice network, and Metaswitch is helping it to achieve its transformation goals. The operator has an ambitious transformation program, called AIS Next Generation, to become a true Digital Life Services Provider. As part of this program AIS is investing in the development of mobile network quality, stability and reliability while continuing to expand 4G network coverage and enhance capacity.
First, AIS needed to update its legacy 3G network, which relied heavily on TDM to interconnect with other mobile operators in Thailand. AIS chose Metaswitch’s Perimeta virtual Session Border Controller (vSBC) after an extensive evaluation of competing SBCs. AIS also chose to deploy Metaswitch’s Service Assurance Server (SAS) to provide unique insight into the performance of their new network functions.
The Metaswitch solution has delivered stellar results for AIS, including major cost savings through reductions in hardware requirements due to Perimeta’s high performance; TCO cost savings from network-wide licensing; and drastically lower fault resolution times thanks to the unique network insight provided by the SAS.
Following the successful vSBC and SAS rollout, AIS needed a solution for VoLTE peering with third-party VoLTE networks. Again, Perimeta outperformed its rivals by demonstrating scalability, speed and robustness at handling VoLTE traffic. AIS decided to extend their use of Perimeta to include VoLTE peering.
The companies continue to work together and strengthen their partnership. Most recently, they have worked on new projects for securing hosted business services as well as analytics for enhancing the customer experience.
Metaswitch and AIS are two highly creative, ambitious, customer-centric companies. Together, they are advancing AIS’s transformation. For the full story on how Metaswitch has helped AIS to support new services, improve customer experience and prioritize network quality and reliability, please download our newly published AIS Case Study.
Born in the UK, Steve graduated from Bristol University in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has lived and worked in the USA since 1996. He has spent his entire career selling, supporting and marketing networking products from companies that include Newbridge Networks, Premisys Communications, Ubiquity Software, Jetstream Communications and Endace. As Metaswitch’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Steve leads a team that defines, brings to market and evangelizes the software solutions and technologies that are not only powering consumer and business communication services but also transforming the architectures on which they are built.