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Five things to watch February 25: Inteliquent boosts coverage, Wireless Logic expands, VIAVI to unveil OpenRAN partnerships

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Capacity shares five key stories making headlines around the world today.

Inteliquent boosts global coverage

Cloud communications platform Inteliquent has increased its coverage to offer phone numbers and calling services in 21 countries.

The company plans to double its current country coverage during the remainder of the year in countries around Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Inteliquent was acquired by Sinch in December 2021 and together the firms will deliver infrastructure to customers demanding quality, reach and scalability.

"Expanding our global phone number footprint, while making it easy for our customers to order both domestic and global numbers through one powerful portal, lets us give them worldwide reach and supports their growth," said Surendra Saboo, president of Inteliquent.

BridgeVoice Pluto selects Telesmart.io to simplify the delivery of global numbers to customers

Telesmart.io has been selected by BridgeVoice Pluto for its purpose built DID inventory management solution.

The platform will allow BridgeVoice to simplify its number management for its growing customer base.

The partnership also enables Bring Your Own Operator (BYOO) models that require numbers to be rapidly provisioned for enterprise customers across multiple markets.

“Telesmart.io  has a unique offering that will directly benefit our customers. It provides a platform that we can integrate into our existing systems via API and use access inventory as and when we need it,” said Aayush Barot, chief commercial officer of Bankai Group.

“As demand for global numbers accelerates, we’re ready to deliver for our customers.”

Wireless Logic expands global offering with three major MNOs

Wireless Logic has unveiled three major US partnerships as it looks to expand its global offering.

The new agreements will allow Wireless Logic to deliver local cellular connectivity and direct network access for multiple IoT devices and applications in the US as well in parts of Canada and Mexico.

“It’s our extensive relationships with MNOs that enable us to provide unrivalled customer service and to deliver value throughout the IoT connectivity chain,” Oliver Tucker, co-founder and CEO at Wireless Logic.

These partnerships will allow the company to sell its IoT connectivity directly to US customers, creating new opportunities for European customers to deploy and future proof connected solutions in America.

NEC adds advanced billing to its converged core

NEC has launched its new Charging Gateway Function to provide flexibility in its billing process.

The firm says this will allow MNOs to efficiently launch new charging models, freeing them from legacy usage-based systems and allows for monetisation strategies that match a specific use case.

"This CGF functionality prepares our customers for the increased complexity they’re likely to face as networks continue to support a growing number of connected devices," said Patrick Lopez, VP of product management for 5G products, NEC.

"Operators can feel free to make the best business decision when rolling out new services knowing that they have creative, nimble options in capturing revenues for those services."

VIAVI to unveil new OpenRAN partnerships at MWC

VIAVI Solutions has announced extensions to its OpenRAN test suite to maximise development productivity and speed to market.

The company revealed it will be showcasing its joint offerings with AMD, Ericsson and Rohde & Shwarz at MWC Barcelona next week.

“Open RAN is moving out of the lab into the real world, facing the messy complexities of mapping theoretically sound technologies and architectures to a wide diversity of implementation scenarios,” said Sameh Yamany, CTO of VIAVI

“VIAVI has harnessed its decades of leadership in test tools for cellular and virtual networks, our critical role in industry organizations such as the OpenRAN ALLIANCE, and our relationships with other major vendors to ensure our customers have access to tailored and best-of-breed solutions.”

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