Syniverse Launches 5G Signaling Service to Support Mass Connectivity

Service enables companies to take first steps in accessing
next-generation services across networks

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#5Glt;/agt;–Syniverse
is advancing the 5G digital transformation with the launch of a 5G
signaling service proof of concept that supports cross-network
connectivity for the next billion things (IoT), artificial intelligence
(AI) applications, and virtual reality (VR) possibilities.

“While 5G has proven to be technically possible, the industry still
needs an underlying connectivity model to support functionally on a mass
scale so that it can work across various networks and play nicely with
the various flavors of G connectivity – 4G and 3G,” said John Wick,
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Provider Group,
Syniverse. “Our 5G signaling service launch provides the world’s first
solution to support the underlying model for connectivity testing,
roaming trials, and interoperability that can support commercial models
to make 5G a reality. The launch builds on Syniverse’s 30-year-plus
history in bridging billions of transactions among service providers,
networks and devices.”

5G will bring higher speed, lower lag time, and larger data transfer
capacity that will be crucial for a whole new era of connected things,
like self-driving cars and billions of new industrial wireless devices
that can’t afford any mishaps in connectivity quality and speed. The
migration to this new generation of network involves a sea change in the
way that networks and providers interact with each other and requires a
number of new technologies, processes, and partnerships.

Syniverse’s 5G signaling service will provide a crucial role in this
migration by replacing the signaling used for 4G and 3G roaming. The
service acts like a traffic cop for routing and controlling 5G signaling
messages between a 5G network and its partners, and directs messages to
the right place, improves performance, and increases cost-efficiency of
the 5G signaling exchange between partners.

A number of benefits will be provided to mobile operators, and, by
extension, to brands, when they roam in 5G using Syniverse’s 5G
signaling service. These include simplified 5G connectivity, with
routing coordinated through a central hub instead of multiple individual
connections, and efficient network traffic management and robust and
resilient traffic paths. Another benefit is that the service provides
high security through stringent signaling validation that prevents
hackers, unauthorized partners, and other third parties from connecting
to a network, and the service is fully compliant with the new
specifications for 5G security defined by the 3rd
Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
. In addition, the service
offers real-time intelligence on subscriber experiences that operators
can use to immediately correct or improve service delivery.

“Syniverse links companies to billions of devices, forging more human
connections than anyone on Earth,” said Wick. “We’re taking this a step
further with our 5G signaling service since it’s the vital link for
transforming the future of machines that need 5G connectivity. The
solution is designed and developed completely in-house by Syniverse and
is one that does not rely on third-party players or technologies. For
this reason, by partnering with Syniverse in the 5G testing phase now,
companies can gain the benefit of having a service customized for their
precise needs as they prepare to roll out 5G services commercially.”

Syniverse’s IPX
, the backbone for LTE, will continue to enable connections
needed for 5G environments. Additionally, Syniverse’s entire 5G
environment will be underpinned by Syniverse
Secure Global Access
, a private global network that protects data
from the risk of cyberattacks arising from IoT devices being connected
to the internet.

Syniverse is currently partnering with customers and other players to
develop its 5G signaling service into a complete, market-ready version
that is being planned for release later this year. To register to be a
part of the pilot program, companies should talk to Syniverse at MWC
Barcelona this month, at Stand
2G11 in Hall 2
, where Syniverse will also be hosting a series of
educational sessions on the IoT, blockchain, Rich Communication Services
(RCS), and other new technologies.

About Syniverse

Syniverse is the world’s most connected company – we pioneer innovations
that take business further. Our secure, global network reaches billions
of people and devices. Our engagement platform powers the customized
experiences of the future. And the millions of secure transactions we
drive every minute are revolutionizing how goods and services are
exchanged. We have always led companies to reimagine the boundaries of
possibility. Today we’re delivering on opportunities with the power to
change the world. Connect with Syniverse on LinkedIn,
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Jessica Summers
Syniverse Public Relations

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