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Spitfire completes network upgrade

Internet telephony service provider and ISP Spitfire has completed a major upgrade of its network, replacing its PSTN interconnect switch with a new platform dubbed the Next Generation Switch (NGS).

Dominic Norton
Dominic Norton

The Spitfire NGS has been developed in-house using open source software to perform basic telephony functions, with Spitfire creating its own proprietary switching, routing and control software code.

Following extensive interoperability testing with BT, the platform was rolled out last summer.

Benefits include greater flexibility to configure customer diverts (Spitfire will soon be offering the option to configure these through the customer portal) and the ability to offer fully resilient SIP trunks that allow for automatic failovers and more complex disaster recovery scenarios.

Spitfire Engineering Solutions Director Dominic Norton said: “With the ending of the public ISDN network by 2025, Spitfire’s ability to offer our customers and partners resilient SIP trunk connectivity, based on our advanced IP engineering skills, gives us a critical advantage in the UK market.”

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