Today’s “net” generation expects feature-rich services and access from anywhere. As operators add new multi-media services to meet this demand, they face the significant challenges of network interworking. How do operators provide for global interoperability without increasing costs and risks? A new approach that takes advantage of the flexible Internet and IP architectures is needed to ensure ubiquitous service connectivity. To this end, Neustar is proud to present its latest complimentary whitepaper “Global ENUM: The underlying infrastructure for service discovery in the migration to an all-IP communications future” , which is now available for download.
Carrier Infrastructure ENUM is the preferred method to interconnect, and is critical for IP-based communications and information exchange. However, a standardized ENUM solution will take time to materials and adoption will vary by region, county and specific applications. The adoption of next generation IP-based services is at serious risk without a globally accessible ENUM solution.
Neustar is the selected vendor for the Global Systems for Mobile communications Association’s (GSMA) Pathfinder global fixed and mobile ENUM service as well as having deployments of Tier 2 ENUM services with some of the largest operators globally. Neustar’s approach to service delivery extends the Internet cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) models into the telecommunications environment, creating a new Communications as a Service (CaaS) paradigm well suited to the delivery of Global ENUM architectural services. The Neustar CaaS model provides a trusted enabler for the delivery of next generation multi-media services without the need for significant capital investment, reduces overall operational costs and results in faster revenue generating new service introduction.
Benefits of the CaaS model include:
• Deliver new services in hours vs. months
• Reduce the costs associated with technology transformation
• Mitigate risks inherent in technology transformation
• Strengthen position in overall communications experience
This white paper reviews the current state of ENUM deployments, examines the drivers for future service inter-networking using Carrier Infrastructure ENUM services and introduces the concept and benefits of Neustar’s “Global ENUM architecture.