Shango's platform-as-a-service offer enables service providers like SimpleSignal to access to hundreds of carriers, allowing them to acquire, activate and provision global voice services through a single interface. It also enables service providers to sell network services and enable fulfillment across applications, devices, as well as third-party trading partners and resellers within the Shango platform.
SimpleSignal will employ the Shango platform to automate management of its services across its BroadSoft and Sansay switching platforms, extend Shango APIs to e-bond with its customers and provide flow-through activation to its resellers and partners.
"Rarely now is any single enterprise customer serviced by infrastructure completely native to a given provider's network," said Dave Gilbert, CEO at SimpleSignal. "We partnered with Shango in order to drive revenue, efficiency and velocity of transactions tied to our strategic relationships, while delivering even deeper product offerings for our customers."
Shango CEO David Walsh said the addition of SimpleSignal is validation there is a need for a common platform for services providers to buy and sell their services.
"We're eager to welcome SimpleSignal into the Shango ecosystem, which sees the growing importance of incorporating increasingly complex IP services from numerous third-party suppliers, and activation across a plurality of sales channels through one interface," Walsh said.
Since the platform went live in early 2012, it now supports numerous service providers and more than 1,400 enterprises, which have executed more than four million orders.
With growing traction, the company plans to enable a broader range of trading partners by bringing in support for more platform, including BroadSoft, Sansay, Sonus, Acme as well as others for SIP activation.