Nokia recently launched a new virtualized Diameter Signaling Control solution - Nokia Dynamic Diameter Engine (DDE) as part of its policy and charging portfolio to cater for more demanding and complex mobile services, such as the Internet-of-Things(IoT). The cloud-based solution simplifies, scales and secures control plane traffic in mobile and fixed networks, said Nokia.
According to Nokia, the solution is the industry's first virtualized solution to incorporate Nokia's Agile Rules Technology (A.R.T.). Serving as a control plane "traffic cop," Nokia DDE prepares the network for the increase in connected things and complex new applications. The rules-based engine reduces operational expenses by allowing operators to quickly create and modify rules.
Nokia DDE 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. The virtualized deployment model reduces capex requirements and is easy to scale, said the company.
Nokia claims that DDE has been deployed in the labs of a North American Tier 1 service provider and will be generally available in July 2016.