Oi Brazil has selected the F5®Traffix™ Signaling Delivery Controller™ (SDC™) to meet the Diameter signaling management demands of their LTE network.
Diameter signaling controller is becoming more and more critical for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) as LTE networks rollouts lead to massive increase in network traffic and higher signaling traffic, exacerbated by widespread usage of the newer 4G LTE end user devices such as smartphones and tablets.
According to F5, the Traffix SDC diameter signaling controller provides telecommunications operators the information they need to employ user-specific management policies, perform user device authentication, and efficiently manage network performance. In addition, the SDC can be used as a Diameter Edge Agent to enable global roaming services and operations with optimum security, even between telecommunications operators that use different technologies and vendors for services.
"F5’s signaling solutions have been deployed by more than 30 operators around the world,” said Tom Carter, VP of Worldwide Sales, Carriers and Service Providers at F5 Networks. “We view this as a result of F5 offering the most mature routing, load distribution, and Diameter signaling capabilities on the market.” “Many users keep certain applications available 24/7,” added Carter. “We see this frequently with social media sites like Facebook. The demand is virtually constant. With the F5 Traffix SDC solution, Oi will be much better equipped to handle this type of demand while continuing to deliver high-performing applications.”
“F5 technology can help us fully control and manage our LTE network, and also ensure interoperability between legacy systems and other telecommunications environments,” said Pedro Falcão, Director of Network Development and Engineering at Oi. “Our aim is to ensure the continuous quality of user services, and looking ahead, to be ready for the kinds of peak demand that the market will surely see during large events like the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.”