BT Selects Genband for LTE Diameter Signaling
Published on: 28th Mar 2014
UK's British Telecom (BT) has ordered a Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) from Genband to expand its existing Global IP Exchange (GIPX) services for LTE networks.
With the widespread deployment of LTE globally, BT is providing mobile and other network operators with Evolved Packet Cores to deliver international subscriber roaming capabilities onto their customers' networks.
"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." said Steve Sherry, Head of (G)IPX Signalling, Messaging and Numbering for BT Wholesale.
The selection of the Quantix DSC provides BT with a Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) function, which supports interworking between the wide variety of vendor equipment that is being deployed across its customers' LTE networks. The software, delivered on a common hardware platform, 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.