CPM experts traditionally take part in the Wireless Russia & CIS international conference and were excited about the offline format in 2021. Last year the conference did not take place due to quarantine restrictions, and the organizers proposed holding two formats simultaneously: a remote online format and the usual face-to-face format, which is much more efficient in terms of communication between participants and is one of the most important features of such events.
The business forum was attended by all leading telecom operators (Rostelecom, MTS, Megafon, Tele2, Vimpelcom and others), representatives of the largest of telecommunications solutions manufacturers (Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, Qualcom, etc.), integrators, as well as delegates of international standardizing institutions (3GPP, ITU-T, GSA, GSMA). It is important to note the active participation of Russian manufacturers of telecommunication solutions, among which were SkolTech, GlobalInformService, Protei and others.
The forum focused on issues relevant to the Russian communications market and they were related to the development of 4G networks, planning and regulation of 5G networks, new technological solutions (e.g. Open RAN) and business approaches on creating and developing private networks (Private LTE / 5G) and IoT nodes. The tasks and principles of creating and filling new standards for 6G communication networks, import substitution issues and the launch status of Russian manufacturers’ communication solutions were also actively discussed.
CPM in partnership with IT Service LLC and distributor ElcoreDistribution AG has reached an agreement on the supply and deployment of 2G/3G/4G Packet Core solutions provided by Cisco to one of the largest telecom operators in Tajikistan - Babylon-Mobile. As part of the project MME/SGSN and SAEGW/GGSN nodes will be upgraded in data processing centers in Dushanbe and Khujand. The proposed solution architecture includes geographical redundancy between the sites.
CJSC "Babylon-Mobile" is a mobile operator in Tajikistan. The company provides communication services in the GSM 900/1800, 3G-UMTS/3.5G-HSDPA and 4G/LTE standards. Babylon-Mobile has created the best conditions in order for its subscribers to use all of the advantages of GSM/UMTS/LTE mobile communication through a wide range of services. The company's network coverage is 95% of the populated territory of the Republic of Tajikistan.
IT provider Airspan Networks Inc. (USA) with project portfolio of over 300 large network projects in more than 100 countries has become a new partner of CPM Ltd. Airspan is a multi-award-winning 4G, 5G, transport & fixed access network densification solution provider.
Among Airspan’s products is the Air5G OpenRANGE mmWave and Sub 6 GHz platforms that provide flexibility and lay the foundation for transformational 5G architectures and fully virtualized 5G networks. Airspan Networks Inc. also addresses non-mobile carrier and private network deployment including the needs of fixed Internet Service Providers.
Systemics-PAB (Poland) has become a new partner of CPM Ltd., granting access to leading network monitoring and independent QoE benchmarking services for mobile operators and regulators worldwide. Systemics-PAB solutions assist in understanding the user experience and address the variety of issues affecting quality in mobile and fixed networks.
Expert know-how developed over many years, combined with large-scale operations and efficient cloud-based data post processing, gives Systemics-PAB an unparalleled flexibility in conducting high-quality and complex projects in multiple countries and covering all technologies. Moreover, Systemics-PAB offer up-to-date experience with initial deployment of 5G technology, its site and network acceptance suite and unique competitor insights that can be used to turn network performance into a competitive advantage.
Systemics-PAB is also a member of ETSI working group developing guidance for the quality of services testing in mobile networks.
Arista Networks (Santa Clara, USA) has signed a partnership agreement with CPM Ltd., providing access to a wide range of products and solutions for cognitive cloud networking in data centers. Arista’s award-winning platforms deliver availability, agility, automation analytics and security through CloudVision® and Arista EOS®, with speeds ranging from 10 to 400 gigabits per second.
At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS™), an innovational network operating system with single-image consistency across hardware platforms, and modern core architecture enabling in-service upgrades and application extensibility.
CPM Ltd. laboratory tests were successfully completed to validate the compatibility of GlobalInformService equipment with standard 4G RAN interfaces within a multi-vendor LTE mobile communication network.
All necessary tests were conducted to confirm the proper operation of the packet core (EPC + HSS) with the GlobalInformService 4G eNodeB (model R18F).
"Our company successfully works with telecom operators in Russia and we are pleased to collaborate Russian manufacturers of telecommunication solutions. We have been long acquainted with the GIS team and can confirm their high level of professionalism," said Nikolay Kondratyev, CTO of CPM.
CPM has signed a partnership agreement with NFWare, a Russian telecommunications solutions manufacturer. NFWare currently offers customers and partners an innovative product portfoio, including a virtual Load Balancer and a virtual Carrier Grade Network Address Translation (CGNAT).
All NFWare products are designed specifically for virtual and cloud environments with globally acknowledged technical and functional features. The NFWare CGNAT solution was successfully tested by a joint team of specialists, as a result of which the new technology was proposed as a solution for several projects.
CPM Ltd. became an official Red Hat solution provider. "All earlier projects with Red Hat solutions were implemented as part of partnership agreements with other vendors that integrated Red Hat products. A direct partnership with Red Hat is an important for building our company’s, as well as a significant expansion of our capabilities in project implementation. We can now use approaches and technologies more flexibly, which will have a positive effect on project launch timing and cost," commented Igor Ponamarev, CPM CEO.
Red Hat is an American company, a leading manufacturer of open source software based on the Linux operating system: Red Hat Enterprise Linux is used to deploy mission-critical applications in leading telecommunication companies, as well as on global stock exchanges and financial institutions. Red Hat products are compatible with leading hardware and software vendor products.
CPM Ltd, a leading Moscow systems integrator specializing in projects in the networks of mobile operators and IT infrastructure, has installed the BroadForward Diameter Monitoring Controller (DSC) node for Tinkoff Mobile. Now the operator can use the advanced features of Diameter-Routing (DRA), Diameter-Edge Agent (DEA) and geo-reserved HSS front-end.
BroadForward DSC is an interworking node that provides multiprotocol routing and supports Diameter, SS7, SIP, ENUM, RADIUS, and HTTP. The DSC solution is widely used by the world's leading mobile operators, MVNOs and IPX providers. It provides users with the ability to independently manage converged signaling scenarios in Wi-Fi networks, as well as in 2G, 3G, 4G, and even 5G. Ivan Boyarinov, Technical Director, Tinkoff Mobile, comments: “Tinkoff Mobile pays great attention to the quality of service delivery and customer satisfaction. By choosing CPM and the BroadForward DSC solution, we improved routing flexibility and interaction with roaming partners on our network. Thanks to the introduction of DSC, our customers, for example, can use LTE roaming in 240 countries without interruption.”
Nikolai Kondratyev, Technical Director, CPM Ltd. has added: “We have a great experience in the field of telecommunications, and we have been a partner of BroadForward company for years. We are proud that Tinkoff Mobile chose us to supply the BroadForward Next Generation DSC node, which allows the operator to continuously provide communication services both in Russia and abroad.”
Taco Schoute, CEO of BroadForward, also commented: “We are very pleased to work with CPM on this project. Increasingly, operators are choosing flexible software solutions for their networks. BroadForward DSC was designed from the ground up to support operators, including such as Tinkoff Mobile. The solution allows to manage and control the signal load of various technologies and access networks.”
Summa Networks, one of the leading HLR / HSS providers for MVNOs and providers of broadband Internet access and telecommunications services, announced the implementation of NextGen HSS (Home Subscriber Server) into the network of the Russian mobile operator Tinkoff Mobile. The solution is deployed by CPM Ltd., a leading Moscow system integrator specializing in applications and infrastructure for communication networks. Carrier-grade NextGen HSS from Summa Networks combines the capabilities of LTE HSS, IMS HSS and HLR (Home Location Register) into a single software solution that allows seamless interaction between 3G and 4G networks. NextGen HSS is particularly suitable for the needs of MVNO and providers seeking to provide smart home services, smart business and other IoT services. Summa Networks is also in the process of adapting the NextGen HSS to support 5G networks, which should appear soon.
Own HLR / HSS allows Tinkoff Mobile to serve clients more efficiently and quickly throughout Russia. For example, subscribers' SIM cards are no longer tied to the region of purchase - the operator’s clients can now change, restore and adjust personal data in any city convenient for them.
“Before the start of regional expansion, we were looking for a solution that allows us to route traffic in the most flexible way and speed up subscriber registration and the quality of their service,” said Ivan Boyarinov, Technical Director, Tinkoff Mobile. “We are grateful to our colleagues at CPM for helping us choose an experienced and reliable supplier, Summa Networks, who understands our business objectives and is ready to provide a high-quality, multi-functional solution.” According to Javier Martin, Summa Networks CEO, the project with Tinkoff Mobile will provide the company with a platform to expand its operations in Russia.
“We are pleased with the development of our relations with Tinkoff Mobile and CPM Ltd., as well as the possibility of increasing our presence throughout Russia,” said Martin. “Tinkoff Mobile is an ambitious mobile operator that seeks to properly use existing networks and is open to new technologies. The partnership between our companies will provide a solid foundation for meeting the future needs of operators in 3G, 4G and 5G network infrastructures.