Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Oracle, Sonus and DOCOMO PACIFIC

February 28, 2015

It goes without say that with Mobile World Congress (MWC) only a few days from now that telecom signaling has emerged as a hot topic.  In fact, Diameter Signaling is grabbing a lot of attention and you can be sure that in this regard the next few weeks we are going to be hearing a lot about LTE roaming.   

A good place to start our review is with an impressive network modernization will scored by community host Oracle Communication who is helping Indonesia’s largest communications service provider, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Telkom), transform its network to next generation capabilities by upgrading its service delivery platform (SDP) by implementing new releases of the Oracle Communications Service Delivery Platform product family.

In other news of note, as part of the pre-MWC rolling thunder of announcements, Sonus announced it will be showcasing a new embedded Diameter Signaling Controller (eDSC) that is specifically designed to handle the needs of highly trafficked mobile networks.

  • The tiny island of Guam, located near almost nothing, may be small but it happens to make it a great place to introduce capabilities, which is something DOCOMO PACIFIC’s parent NTT DOCOMO has been doing for many years. The latest networking upgrade is the introduction of LTE roaming based of course on Diameter Signaling.  The reasons are multi-faceted in that they involve user requirements for a seamless and hopefully inexpensive customer experience (CX) along with service provider desires to provide those valuable differentiated experiences while also leveraging Diameter Signaling's capabilities for enhanced and cost-effective management and control. And, as noted Guam with a population that travels and lots of visitors from other parts of the really is the perfect place to implement an upgrade.
  • There was an interesting item on how and why Bulgerian WIMAX service provider Max is relying on Diameter Signaling from Diemetriq to enable its 4G LTE offering.
  • Max Chooses Diemetriq Diameter Solution Suite to Enable 4G LTE
    One of the major problems facing wireless operators today is the choice between WiMAX and 4G LTE networks. The systems are not compatible, so if an operator such as Max, which provided WiMAX service in Bulgeria, wants to switch, it can find a tough road ahead.
  • And, last but certain not least, if you are going to Barcelona, you may wish to make ZyXEL’s booth a destination as the company will be launching two LTE indoor routers.

Weekend Reading

Whether you are going to Barcelona or not, the place to stay current on telecom signaling is by taking full advantage of the community home page which is constantly being updated with not only news but whitepapers, data sheets, and other valuable resources.  In fact, if you have not read the LTE Diameter Signaling Index-3rd Edition, this weekend would be a great time to do so.  I also highly recommend the recent addition Manage the future now, which looks at how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) implementation will raise interesting challenges regarding Operation Support Systems (OSS).  

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