Tekelec Offers Mobile Operators more Options to Manage Data Services

By Frank Griffin

Mobile operators are always looking for ways to improve on how they can deliver content to their customer in the most efficient way possible. As the number of smartphone, tablet and other data intensive mobile devices that devour their bandwidth increase by the second, new solutions are always eagerly anticipated. Tekelec provides comprehensive solutions designed to improve mobile networks so they can manage and monetize the incredible growth in mobile data traffic. 

Tekelec’s new Diameter Signaling Router (DSR) gives operators the tools they need to provide new products and manage LTE and 3G data services. This DSR has virtualization and new emergency Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services, scalability and routing functions.

A virtualized DSR gives service operators a more cost effective and efficient DSR deployment. The Operations, administration and maintenance functions run on a rack-mount servers or under-used blades. The virtualized DSR system is a proven system that is currently deployed in the Asia-Pacific region.

The emergency VoLTE service is designed to communicate between multiple DSRs in a large network when there are messages with priority Diameter signaling. The end-to-end priority of emergency calls is maintained by repurposing the DSR’s message throttling and overload mechanism.

 “Moving New Diameter Network elements such as the Diameter Signaling Router to the cloud gives operators architectural agility to handle signaling and data traffic surges . Virtualization is one of the first steps to creating software-defined ThinkingNetworks, giving operators the flexibility and scalability to deliver a superior customer experience,” said Houck Reed, vice president of product management and marketing, Tekelec.

Operators are looking to create new services for their customer base that is cost effective and manageable without heavy investments. The DSR increases the core routing efficiency functions with the new IP front end by dynamically managing and balancing network connections and improving scalability of the New Diameter Network by simplifying IP addressing from other network elements. The benefits of applying DSR include:

  • Get better IMS and LTE Diameter signaling performance and scalability
  • Interwork multivendor endpoints and avoid vendor lock-in
  • Lower the expense of adding new network nodes
  • Better security and simplify routing at the network interconnect point
  • IMS Subscriber Locator Function (SLF) capability Support

Some of the operators using the DSR include the largest Tier 1 operators in the Americas, Europe and Asia for companies such as T-Mobile, Telstra Global and Syniverse.

Edited by Rich Steeves

Contributing Writer

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