Showing posts with label Signaling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Signaling. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nokia Intros Cloud-based Diameter Engine

Nokia introduced a cloud-based Dynamic Diameter Engine (DDE) aimed at simplifying, scaling and securing control plane traffic in mobile and fixed networks.

The platform is the first to incorporate Nokia's Agile Rules Technology (A.R.T.), which is backed by more than 150 patents. It can run on commercial off the shelf hardware but is designed to run in the Telco Cloud. It is integrated with Nokia's CloudBand portfolio that hosts, orchestrates, automates, and manages virtualized network functions and services.

Nokia said its DDE serves as a control plane "traffic cop" with a rules-based engine that reduces operational expenses by allowing operators to quickly create and modify rules.

Bhaskar Gorti, president of the Applications and Analytics Business Group at Nokia: "There are plenty of established signaling control solutions that do the job as required today. However they typically are not built for virtualization and often lack the flexibility needed for the signaling requirements of IoT and VoLTE. In contrast, Nokia DDE was built for the Cloud and is ready to support emerging signaling requirements."

http://company.nokia.com/en/news/press-releases/2016/06/29/nokia-dynamic-diameter-engine-prepares-networks-to-handle-growing-iot-and-volte-signaling-traffic

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.”

http://mavenir.com/
http://www.ulticom.com/press/about-press20150113p/

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BT Selects GENBAND's Diameter Signaling Controller for LTE Roaming

BT has selected GENBAND's QUANTiX Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) to expand its existing Global IP Exchange (GIPX), which serves as an LTE signaling and data roaming exchange for its mobile network operator (MNO) customers.

The integrated QUANTiX DSC delivers a Diameter Routing Agent (DRA), a Diameter Edge Agent (DEA), a Diameter gateway interworking function (IWF), and a Diameter load balancer – all on a common platform with centralized management. The Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) function supports interworking between the wide variety of vendor equipment that is being deployed across its customers’ LTE networks. The software provides context-aware intelligent routing, scalable handling of SIP and Diameter traffic, and secure, seamless connectivity to any IMS/LTE network resulting in a simple, cost-effective deployment of rich LTE voice and data services.

“Our strong relationship with GENBAND has helped to accelerate the growth of our wholesale network, supporting rapid expansion of our global footprint and enhancements to our GIPX services that meet customer demand for international roaming and increasingly data hungry applications,” said Steve Sherry, Head of (G)IPX Signalling, Messaging and Numbering for BT Wholesale. “The DSC solves complex Diameter signaling interworking, enabling network roaming across otherwise incompatible mobile networks. It also provides the security and routing scalability required to handle the explosion of mobile data traffic exchange for enhanced services, such as RCS, photo sharing, video and Over-the-Top (OTT) applications. GENBAND’s professional services organization has supported our ambitious plans in the marketplace – building and operating these critical solutions that drive revenue generation and customer satisfaction.”

“Although there are over 260 LTE networks in service worldwide, there are few interconnect roaming agreements in place between different mobile networks and this deployment marks a significant milestone for international mobile network operators,” said David Hiscock, Senior Vice President of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for GENBAND. “In the past, mobile service providers had to negotiate bi-lateral roaming agreements with network operators, implement point-to-point Diameter interconnects, and handle interoperability challenges between LTE and legacy 2.5G/3G networks. The enhanced BT GIPX solution addresses these challenges for BT’s international wholesale network, providing a seamless experience for roaming subscribers across 170-plus countries and varying vender equipment and host network scenarios.”

http://www.genband.com

  • In 2012, BT deployed GENBAND’s enhanced Global IP Interconnect solution to deliver SIP-based interconnect capabilities to its UK and global wholesale customers. Last year, BT leveraged the GENBAND solution to expand its GIPX services to wholesale customers across Asia and the Americas.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Deutsche Telekom Launches Wholesale LTE Diameter Signaling

Deutsche Telekom's International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) division announced its new LTE Diameter Signaling service, which gives customers the ability to roam over 4G networks while travelling internationally.

The LTE Diameter Signaling service was made possible through the dedicated IP eXchange (IPX) platform from ICSS. The Diameter protocol solves the interoperability problems caused by the broad range of technologies and infrastructures within the telecommunications landscape and allows seamless roaming across differing mobile standards. Via its IPX network, ICSS can connect its LTE roaming customers with more than 800 mobile networks and over 1 million hotspots for global signaling roaming connectivity.

"Our state-of-the-art LTE Diameter Signaling service delivers extremely high-quality signaling services, consistent access to 2G, 3G, and LTE mobile networks, and more than one million WiFi hotspots around the world,” said Holger Magnussen, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions. “In fact, we are the only global Tier 1 provider that offers an integrated portfolio of cellular and WiFi technologies."

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

iBasis Envisions an LTE Signaling Exchange (LSX) for Roaming

iBasis is preparing to launch an LTE Signaling Exchange (LSX) to allow MNOs to connect to hundreds of other operators through a single interconnect and assure LTE Roaming interoperability across multiple vendors.

iBasis sees a need for an LTE Signaling Exchange as a result of the disruptive nature of LTE and the evolution from traditional SS7 (MAP) signaling to IP-based Diameter signaling. Because implementations of LTE roaming can vary widely from operator to operator, iBasis believes the traditional model of bilateral roaming agreements between operators will prove to be technically complicated and commercially unscalable.

The iBasis LSX will run on iBasis’ IPX network, a multiservice, global IP network that delivers high quality voice and data services for mobile operators.

UNE, a leading telco based in Colombia, and Dutch operator KPN have agreed to connect to iBasis’ LSX Sandbox, which provides a comprehensive trial environment in preparation for launching commercial LTE roaming services.

“With more than 15 years of experience in global, real-time communications over IP, iBasis is uniquely positioned to be the LTE exchange provider,” said Willem Offerhaus, iBasis CEO. “The LSX leverages the full complement of iBasis capabilities – voice, data, signaling, IPX, and more – to enable our customers to deliver even greater innovations to their customers.” iBasis is a wholly owned subsidiary of KPN, the Dutch telecommunications and ICT service provider. 
http://www.ibasis.com/ 

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