For success in the mobile data business, a Diameter Network is crucial. As one of our tier 1 service provider customers put it, “A hundred percent of my revenue-generating mobile data services will run on the New Diameter Network.” In previous posts, we’ve examined the key architectural choices you need to make for robust Diameter network. Today we’ll look at the value of having standards-based interfaces and integrated Diameter solutions.
Standards and interoperability
To create a flexible Diameter network, you need products that can plug-and-play, using a full range of standards-based Diameter interfaces, as well as support for proprietary interfaces.
Diameter underpins several network control functions in 3G, IMS and LTE networks. For maximum flexibility, each control element in the Diameter network must demonstrate proven interoperability through a broad array of standards-based Diameter interfaces such as Gx, Gy, Rx, S6, S9, Sy and Sh. Taking a standards-based approach frees operators from the cost and constraint of proprietary solutions, allowing them to create a plug-and-play Diameter network built with best-of-breed products.
Integrated Diameter Solutions
And finally, to take full advantage of the New Diameter Network, you need innovative, integrated Diameter solutions that leverage the combined functionality of Diameter applications.
The ability to combine multiple Diameter applications to create integrated, standards-based solutions is a critical requirement of the New Diameter Network. Integrated signaling, policy and subscriber data management solutions give service providers the ability to create use cases uniquely tailored to their market, subscribers and business models. For example, by combining Diameter routing with policy and subscriber data, a service provider can steer premium roaming subscribers to its preferred partner’s network. Similarly, operators can provide preferred network and policy handling to premium enterprise customers by routing the Diameter messages from that group to a particular policy server for special treatment such as enhanced quality of service.
To summarize, your success in the mobile data business will be dictated by the architectural choices you make for your New Diameter Network in terms of scalability, reliability, software orientation, flexibility, security, interoperability, and integrated Diameter solutions. For more information about Diameter protocol, check out the Diameter Learning Center.
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