Thursday, May 2, 2013

GENBAND Expands its Signaling Solution with F5's DSC

Last month GENBAND ditched its OEM relations with Procera Networks (here) - and now it announces a new OEM agreement with F5 Networks, a Procera's competitor in the DPI space, for F5's diameter signaling solutions.

GENBAND explains that the need (see below) for the technology derived by  "Subscriber demand for bandwidth-hungry apps is placing strains on mobile networks" a good explanation for the use of DPI-based traffic management solution as well. However, it seems that focusing on the signaling plane, with SIP SBC and Diameter creates a unique offering, while managing traffic is a very competitive space, with huge TEMs and pure players.

The partnership with F5 made " deliver integrated SIP and Diameter signaling solutions. In line with the F5 partnership, GENBAND is introducing its QUANTiX DSC (Diameter Signaling Controller), which integrates Diameter functionality with its market-leading QUANTiX Session Border Controller to uniquely provide advanced, secure and scalable voice and data roaming capabilities for IMS and LTE network operators .. The integrated SMART EDGE solution from GENBAND delivers a Diameter Routing Agent (DRA), a Diameter Edge Agent (DEA), a Diameter gateway interworking function (IWF), a Diameter load balancer, and a SIP Session Border Controller – all on a common platform with centralized management. These enhanced capabilities offer secure, seamless connectivity within and between IMS and LTE networks to enable simple, scalable, and cost-effective deployment of rich LTE voice and data services".

B.G. Kumar, President of GENBAND’s Multimedia Business Unit said: “Subscriber demand for bandwidth-hungry apps is placing strains on mobile networks and creating new complexities at the network edge for handling surging signaling traffic growth .. Mobile operators around the globe are adopting LTE at a significant rate. F5’s Diameter leadership and innovation make it an ideal partner for GENBAND to provide the best integrated solution for the network edge to its customers

See "GENBAND Partners with F5 Networks to Bring to Market Integrated SIP and Diameter Signaling Solutions" - here.

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