About F5 Traffix
F5 Traffix was born in the wake of the telecommunications industry’s adoption of the Diameter signaling protocol as the preferred protocol to enable Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) management for users to connect, use and pay for network resources and services in 4G architecture such as LTE and HSPA+.
While acclaimed for its high bandwidth and the promise of exciting new data services, 4G introduces substantial core network complexity due to the addition of many more network elements, advanced services and new policy and charging schemes. Operators own the task of managing all this complexity, the most challenging of which occurring in the Diameter control or signaling plane.
Since 2005, the Traffix’s team of experienced telecommunications experts has focused on solutions for the Diameter control plane with a portfolio of Diameter products including a Diameter Gateway, Diameter Load Balancer and Diameter Router. With the massive growth in use of mobile data, there is an increasing need for telco-grade, field-proven Diameter signaling products to ensure network reliability for an enhanced customer experience. Traffix’s products fulfill these needs, as well as each and every operator challenge for seamless and cost-effective signaling related to connectivity, scalability, control and performance. With its SDC technology, Traffix has set the industry benchmark for Diameter signaling products, with more than 100 Diameter deployments throughout the world, many of them at top tier telecom operators.
Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller (SDC): One Product for Many Challenges
In 2011, Traffix announced a market-first: The Signaling Delivery Controller(™) (SDC). The SDC is a unified platform that supports fully-featured solutions of a Diameter Gateway, Diameter Load Balancer and Diameter Router, supporting all interfaces, protocols and network elements to deliver a truly convergent solution. The SDC provides maximum signaling network control, generates greater revenues, and enhances the customer experience. With its innovative architecture, Traffix SDC enables operators to benefit from instant connectivity, fast launch of complex services with charging schemes, CAPEX and OPEX savings, cost-effective scalability for present and future needs, minimal risk of deployment, network assurance and reliability, and numerous other benefits.
In 2012, F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), acquired Traffix. For more information, visit www.F5.com. Traffix continues to operate as a separate business division serving the world’s communication service providers with innovative, robust Diameter signaling solutions.
Industry pundits and international standards bodies have adopted Diameter as the primary technological building block for the implementation of high performance mobile data. Since 2005, Traffix embodies this vision and has positioned itself as the leading provider of Diameter signaling solutions that enable service providers to control their signaling networks effectively in the migration to next-generation networks (NGN) and future expansion of their subscriber bases and service portfolios.
Mission Made Simple
With much of the groundwork already completed, Traffix strives to bring to market evolutionary signaling products that enable intelligent and simplified network control, management and advanced subscriber context awareness for operators to unleash the full potential of their mobile data.
Partnerships: Business and Technology Alliances
Traffix believes in the power of relationships in the telecom ecosystem. As a driver of Diameter signaling products, Traffix strives to forge alliances with business partners such as global network equipment suppliers, system integrators, and other players. On the technological side, Traffix plays an active role in international standards bodies and organizations forums, both to ensure the full compliance of its products, and as an expert on Diameter to help the industry as a whole in network migration and its evolvement.
Customers from All Spheres
With more than 100 deployments, our customers span the globe and include many of the world’s top-tier wired and wireless telecommunications network operators. We would be pleased to speak to you about solving your network challenges.