Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mavenir to Acquire Ulticom for Diameter Signaling

Mavenir Systems agreed to acquire Ulticom, a supplier of telecom signaling solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ulticom, which is based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, offers a scalable, virtualized Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) that scales mobile operator networks and securely provides interoperable 4G LTE and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services. The Ulticom DSC is suitable for deployment in IMS and EPC environments.  Major functions include: Central Routing, Edge Routing (DEA), IPX Hubbing, Policy Routing (DRA) and Load Balancing. Ulticom also supplies a Diameter SS7 Gateway (D7G) that provides 2G-3G-4G interworking between Diameter and SS7 to enable migration and roaming functions in multi-generation networks.  Ulticom said its software-based diameter solutions are deployed in ten carrier networks globally, two of which are among the world’s top ten Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). The company was founded in 1974 and is currently owned by Platinum Equity.

Mavenir said Ulticom’s Diameter software products are uniquely designed for high transaction performance with adaptive signal control capabilities that optimize elasticity and orchestration in NFV networks.

Without question, the explosive growth of mobile data traffic and the increase in VoLTE deployments creates a need to better manage signaling traffic at scale,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mavenir Systems. “Tier one customers have already adopted Ulticom’s DSC, powerful evidence of the team’s expertise and strategic importance to the marketplace. Ulticom also brings deep channel relationships to Mavenir in this accretive acquisition.”


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