Service providers are always looking for faster networks so they can give customers better video, Rich Communication and other types of content and entertainment. In order to achieve this, the right platform, software and hardware have to be combined to provide a gateway that will make all of these possibilities a reality. The 3GPP Sd Interface from Teklec and Allot communications Ltd. will give service providers a network architecture that is more efficient while at the same time providing an application policy control that is more powerful.
The Interoperability Testing (IOT) between the two companies was completed successfully. The testing was accomplished to implement application-specific policies for supporting global Tier-1 mobile operators.
By successfully achieving this IOT they are able to communicate over the new Sd Diameter interface. It does this with the Teklec Policy Server (PCRF) and the Service Gateway Sigma E Traffic Detection Function (TDF) from Allot (News - Alert), which enables it to detect and enforce control over applications.
The PCRF makes policies that are detailed to determine how the resources of the network are being used by the subscriber and the application. The policy can be re-configured or a new added to manage and control admission, fees, quota and Quality of Service (QoS). It can be integrated into a fixed or mobile broadband network with many different types of interfaces with ease.
This type of control gives operators the ability to create application-based services with better identification and control, enable single unified traffic management for converged networks, control the management functions of new traffic and extend policy intelligence.
According to Teklec by 2016 the largest generators of diameter messages will be video streaming and voice over LTE (News - Alert) (VoLTE). Service providers will have the capability of creating new digital lifestyle services. These services rely on a New Diameter Network and companies that install a diameter infrastructure now will be able to provide rich data services without problems related to network underperformances.
Edited by Rich Steeves