Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Kore picks NetNumber to expand as-a-service

Steve Rogerson
December 4, 2019
Kore Wireless has selected Massachusetts-based NetNumber to expand its as-a-service infrastructure.
NetNumber’s Titan platform has been selected by Kore Wireless to provide as-a service infrastructure for mobile access, applications and connectivity services. The company delivers and supports voice, data, SMS, content, multi-IMSI and eSIM products to enable billions of connections for IoT, MVNO and corporate mobile services.
NetNumber delivers a portfolio of services and capabilities that span a range of network types from 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G to future G delivered on the Titan all-G signalling platform. Kore Wireless has selected the NetNumber HSS and HLR subscriber data management applications on the Titan platform to enable 4G data and VoLTE services as well as to help users connect their millions of IoT devices.
Because Titan provides these applications through software rather than hardware components, it is suited to the characteristics of IoT and M2M traffic. The virtualised environment provides the ability to scale up and down based on transaction volumes. Titan users can invest in an architecture that grows as their business grows.
“Our as-a-services business requires the ability to support 2G and 3G legacy as well as next-generation network technologies like 4G and 5G,” said Marco Krouwel, managing director for Emea at Kore Wireless. “The NetNumber Titan platform provides an easy transition path, enabling us to deliver new connectivity services. To support IoT business requirements, we need an infrastructure that can scale and handle both humans and devices as subscribers. The NetNumber platform is ideally suited for supporting our diverse business requirements.”
Titan delivers a common, virtualised infrastructure for all signalling control, routing policy enforcement and subscriber database services in the network. It delivers centralised provisioning and management combined with a distributed, in-memory database replication method that enables all signal processing to happen at the optimal location in an operator’s network. Integrating additional applications from the NetNumber portfolio onto the platform is done via a software download.
“Companies like Kore Wireless that deliver diverse solutions to a variety of customers need a simplified signalling architecture that can scale and offer unprecedented security,” said Matt Rosenberg, NetNumber chief revenue officer. “Titan integrates multiple network functions into a single virtualised infrastructure. Titan enables customers to deploy the network functions needed for today’s service offerings as well as future ones, resulting in a network that can evolve and scale as business grows. Advanced security capabilities protect the signalling network against the latest security threats, scam and fraud.”