USA: Diametriq, a leader in addressing LTE signaling network issues, announced a suite of products and tools to enable LTE roaming. The primary product in this suite is the Diametriq Edge Appliance, 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.
The new 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.
“One of the key challenges for IPX providers is connecting to mobile operators that do not have a Diameter message concentrator at the edge” said Anjan Ghosal, president and CEO of Diametriq. “Often this requires up to seven connections between the MO and the IPX network which is impossible to manage. The Diametriq Edge Appliance solves this problem.”
In support of this new offering, Diametriq also announced that it has added LTE roaming scenarios to its web-based interactive model, the Diameter Traffic Calculator. The model automatically calculates the Diameter signaling loads based on a variety of input variables and generates reports that include numerical and graphical presentations of signaling load by network element.
By adding roaming scenarios to the model, an operator can now project the impact this will have on signaling levels at critical points in their network. The number of roaming subscribers is entered as a percentage of total subscribers.