The Service Broker Application is a solution for the orchestration of application in fixed and mobile networks based on TDM/NGN or IMS technology, that can be implemented in Mobile / MVNO or PSTN service providers with different functionalities and configurations.
This application allows the trigger orchestration for several application platforms using CAMEL, INAP in a mobile or fixed network the orchestration of IMS App Servers besides the use of legacy CAMEL and INAP platforms in IMS network and the reverse.
The Service Broker Application supports several application orchestration functionalities, as for example the treatment of application triggers from switching elements in a GSM network (Mobile Switching Center – MSC), allowing this trigger to be sent in a coordinated way to several CAMEL service platforms that need to act jointly in the same call like, for instance, a corporate prepaid platform and a Voice VPN (Mobile Virtual PBX). In this case the Service Broker Application will receive the trigger form the MSC and send it in the proper sequence to the two CAMEL platforms and will receive the answer from both, coordinating and composing the answer to be sent to the MSC in a way both applications work properly together.
The Service Broker Application also performs the compatibilization of telephony networks using IMS architecture with legacy application platforms allowing, for instance, a service provider in a VoLTE implementation to grow and/or migrate an existing GSM wireless network to keep using existing prepaid CAMEL platforms by converting the SIP ISC interface to CAP protocol.
- Trigger Interaction Manager (TRIM) – act as a trigger manager in a GSM network, distributing a single trigger to several application platforms according to a predefined logic. Allows the orchestration of different applications from a single trigger
- IMS Service Switching Function (IM-SSF) – Adapts the signaling of legacy application platforms in fixed or GSM networks to be seen as IMS application servers by the IMS, allowing the use of existing legacy application platforms by the IMS network.
- Service Capability Interaction Manager (SCIM) – Allows the orchestration of different application in an IMS network
- Reverse IMS Service Switching Function (Reverse IM-SSF) – Adapts the signaling of SIP application platforms to be seen as legacy application platforms by the TDM network elements, allowing the use of SIP platforms in TDM networks
- Treatment of emergency services in M2M networks (e-call)
- Treatment of location and black list / white list for M2M users
- Expanded service with trigger based on multiple criteria (calling id, called id, IMSI, roaming information)
- CDR generation
- Active/active N+1 redundancy (local or geographic)
The Service Broker Application also offers a set of call measurement and call records (CDRs) that can be exported and processed by big data and analytics tools and applications to support performance analysis and use of the application platforms,
The Service Broker Application can be implemented in high capacity modular and redundant configurations with high availability, scalability and flexibility. Redundancy configuration is done in active / active (N+1) load sharing mode, using local or geographical redundancy.
The Service Broker Application supports several protocols for the application orchestration functionalities:
- CAP (CAMEL) v1
- CAP (CAMEL) v2
- SIP IETF
- SIP 3GPP – Interface ISC