Thursday, 8 August 2013

Diametriq's Diameter Edge Appliance™ Enables LTE Roaming for Globecomm



Diametriq, a leader in addressing LTE signaling network issues, announced today that Globecomm is using Diametriq's Diameter Edge Appliance™ to enable the connection of its hosted 4G/LTE network customers to other 4G/LTE networks. This allows the subscribers of wireless network operators using the Globecomm hosted LTE core to roam onto the 4G/LTE networks of other participating operators.

Andy Silberstein, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Globecomm Network Services, said: "While LTE networks and the LTE devices using them have proliferated in the last couple of years, if a subscriber with an LTE smartphone or tablet roams outside of their home network, the connection typically defaults to 3G or older technology. With this service LTE subscribers can roam and get full LTE connectivity."

Globecomm's LTE hosting service provides a reliable, professionally managed LTE core, which greatly reduces both capital savings and operations savings while not requiring the carrier to hire trained core network operators. Globecomm's CPG solution is a low-cost managed solution that keeps Internet traffic local to a carrier’s market, reducing expensive backhaul costs over point to point fiber or other terrestrial circuits, while providing efficient data access in their network.

Diametriq's Diametriq Edge Appliance™ is a cost-effective network element that enables LTE network operators to concentrate their roaming signaling traffic on an edge device without requiring a fully functional and expensive Diameter Signaling Controller. In addition to simplifying the number of signaling channel connections, the Diameter Edge Appliance™ provides security and topology hiding. The product includes a feature termed Diameter Roaming Visibility™. This offers operators a view of their roaming subscribers and their behavior. It includes map-based graphics that show the number of roamers and where they are located, data usage and duration of data sessions.

"Globecomm is now making LTE roaming available to their customers through Diameter routing to other LTE networks," said Anjan Ghosal Diametriq's president and CEO. "We are pleased to be able to have them use our product to enable this service for their customers and their customers' subscribers."