TNS Launches VoLTE-Enabled Shared Registry Carrier ENUM Service

May 10th, 2016

A new Carrier ENUM model from Transaction Network Services (TNS) is promising to help carriers reduce call setup times, resolve route lookup queries faster and relieve the headache associated with complex data management processes.  

TNS’ Shared Registry Carrier ENUM is a hybrid solution that combines the benefits of a shared multi-tenant registry, private ENUM and a full national number portability database. Participating operators can resolve queries quicker within one shared registry rather than using the standard GSMA distributed model that reaches out to the National Root ENUM service.

Joe Lueckenhoff, Executive Vice President and General Manager of TNS’ Telecommunication Services Division, said: “With our new solution, number portability is fully integrated meaning that carriers only need to place one query to one service. We offer a shared database between participating operators which leads to faster call setup times and improved subscriber satisfaction. If the terminating operator is a participant of our registry, the query can be resolved locally in just a few milliseconds.

“We have completed a successful testing phase with two national tier 1 carriers who I am delighted to announce have now chosen to use our new Shared Registry Carrier ENUM solution going forward.”

TNS has extensive experience in the ENUM sector, having provided services to carriers for more than 10 years. The newly enhanced Carrier ENUM solution offers operators the choice between the standard GSMA model or the new shared registry option.

Mr Lueckenhoff added: “We have been able to bring this concept to market because of our extensive links with hundreds of operators across North America. We have an in-depth understanding of the pressures they face and have designed our new Shared Registry Carrier ENUM service with these in mind.

“We use consistent ENUM server formats to avoid interoperability challenges and, as part of our new service, we can handle the associated data management for participating operators. The service is also VoLTE enabled to ensure carriers can capitalize on the latest technology available and future proof their business.”

TNS’ Telecommunication Services Division is a leading provider of mobile roaming and clearing, call management and authentication, fraud management, mobile identity, registry and network interoperability solutions.

TNS continuously integrates and builds on its own networks, ensuring they are specifically designed and configured for the transmission of transaction-related time sensitive data, can support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols and are scalable and accessible by multiple methods.

Mr Lueckenhoff said: “We are proud of our heritage which spans more than two decades and the expertise this has given us to ensure we deliver on our promises. Today’s announcement highlights our commitment to improving the way the telecommunications industry operates.”

From small rural operators in the US to the largest multi-national carriers, TNS has over 500 operator partners in the US and addresses the full needs of wireless and wireline operators in the US and globally. Since it was founded in 1990, TNS has grown to provide services in more than 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific region.

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