European operator group TeliaSonera’s International Carrier division has signed an LTE roaming peering agreement with roaming services provider iBasis. The two companies plan to interconnect their diameter signalling and data hubs.
Doug Suriano, CTO of Tekelec, part of Oracle Communications, talks to Telecoms.com at MWC2014 about innovative data plans operators can offer to customers.
General manager,Traffix Division, F5 Networks: “Machines create unprecedented volumes of signalling”
Following the successful LTE Awards 2013, we speak to Ben Volkow, general manager of F5 Traffix, about the company’s win in the ‘Best LTE Core Network Element’ category.
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.