CEO Traffix Ben Volkow Offers Advice to Telecommunications Providers Moving to LTEJanuary 9, 2012
Lessons in Avoiding Pain Points in LTE by Using the Right Diameter Signaling Solutions
Freehold, NJ, USA – As 2012 opens and telecommunications providers around the world are rolling out 4G networks with LTE technology, CEO of Traffix Systems Ben Volkow offered words of advice during a local professional forum on how operators can handle the signaling bombardment that LTE networks encounter due to massive mobile data use. With smartphones and other connected devices increasingly popular, combined with always-on mobile applications, operators are facing unprecedented signaling surges that in the absence of network-wide management strategies will ultimately affect network performance.
“If once there were less than a handful of signaling usage scenarios focused on voice services, now in data-dominated 4G there are hundreds of new services and signaling usage patterns, and dozens of first-time use cases such as policy control and enforcement, roaming, legacy to 4G interworking functions, and many more,” said Ben Volkow, CEO of Traffix, in a forum of telecom professionals.
Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading noted, “Network signaling has become a major consideration in LTE deployment, both from a network scalability perspective and optimizing customer user experience. As a result, network operators are increasingly focused on how they can leverage innovative Diameter based signaling solutions to meet these challenges.”
“For maximum resiliency and continual network reliability, operators should be looking to deploy Diameter routing and load balancing solutions that offer failover management and overload control strategies. With voice over LTE and machine-to-machine on the horizon, the frequency of signaling will skyrocket. You can’t manage a network with that level of signaling bombardment on a point-to-point basis,” explained Volkow.
The Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller™ (SDC) platform was purpose-built from the ground up in Diameter protocol to assist 4G operators in confronting the massive growth in Diameter with context-aware routing, load balancing and other network maintenance and management mechanisms to enable constantly high-quality service in newly rolled-out 4G networks without disruptions or glitches.
With the Traffix SDC Diameter Gateway, Diameter Load Balancer and Diameter Router solutions consolidated on one platform, carriers are guaranteed cost-effective seamless connectivity, unlimited scalability and simplified maximum control to support subscribers’ heavy and growing use of mobile broadband data. When located throughout the core and edge of the network, Traffix SDC platform prevents situations such as server overload and service failure for telecom providers of all sizes to offer the optimal customer experience enhanced by LTE services.