In an LTE world, signalling traffic will grow three times faster than mobile data traffic, according to a new study from Tekelec. But CTO Doug Suriano tells Telecoms.com that the Diameter signalling protocol that is designed to deal with this surge remains immature and operators can ill-afford to wait for the standardisation process to catch up to demand.
Last week’s LTE World Summit included a pre-focus day on signaling for the first time. It was also one of the few times a pre-focus day meant a full room with several standing delegates, many more than the conference team had predicted.
So what made this day particularly interesting? The focus of the signaling day was split in two broad categories: RAN generated signaling and Diameter.