Diameter Signalling Control

As data traffic increases we help operators optimize and scale signalling protocol requirements across today’s next generation networks.

In today’s LTE and IMS networks, Diameter Signalling replaces legacy signalling protocols for mobility and charging control with a single flexible protocol. The convergence to a single signalling protocol may simplify the signalling landscape, but it does not reduce the complexity of the signalling flows between the network elements.

With new LTE networks going live every month and with LTE set to replace legacy networks in the coming years, Diameter has assumed a pivotal role as a signalling protocol. As a consequence, Diameter Signalling traffic today is outpacing the originally predicted growth, which is creating new bottlenecks and signalling management pain points across the networks.

Our Jinny signalling control solutions are designed to meet today’s network evolution challenges, and our Diameter Router can be deployed to ensure Diameter signalling is optimized to scale across networks as they evolve.

Diameter Signalling Control solutions are used to manage network scalability, protocol interworking, traffic management, load balancing, intelligent traffic routing and appropriate charging for data services.

The Enghouse Networks DSC is network equipment vendor agnostic, complies with relevant 3GPP and IETF standard specifications and serves as a Diameter signaling aggregation point, thereby reducing network congestion. An interworking function (IWF) enables translation between various protocols such as Diameter to RADIUS, MAP, CAMEL and other protocols that may be used to achieve interoperability between 2G/3G and LTE networks.

Enghouse Networks Diameter Router can perform all, or any combination of, the following Diameter Signalling Control and Management functions:

An efficient, scalable solution that centralises and simplifies the management of routing between any signalling endpoints in the network.

Normalises Diameter signalling traffic between the home and visited networks elements to filter out messages not supported by specific home network elements.

Supports various scenarios where the distribution of Diameter messages across a number of Diameter agents is required.

Ensures LTE subscribers have coverage in those regions or geographies where LTE networks have not yet been deployed.