Telecom Personal Deploys Diametriq's Diameter Routing Engine to Enable Seamless Integration of its Online Billing System and Core Network
February 10, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsFebruary 10, 2015 - Leading Paraguayan mobile operator Personal has deployed telecom solutions supplier Diametriq's Diameter Routing Engine™ to integrate its online billing system with their voice and enhanced packet core network.
"Integrating new network components with legacy billing systems can be a complex task" said Kumar Ramalingam, VP Engineering and Customer Deployments at Diametriq. "While on the surface they all use the Diameter protocol for intercommunication, the reality is that there are multiple versions and vendor variants that have to be reconciled."
Diametriq's Diameter Routing Engine™ (DRE), part of the Diameter Solution Suite™ (DSS) of Diameter Signaling Control functions, is equipped to provide this capability. It provides load balancing, AVP manipulation, traffic monitoring and session binding. The DRE provides industry standard 3GPP Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) functionality and is deployed on carrier compliant HP® hardware.
The DRE enables integration of the Online Charging System (OCS) for both voice and SMS billing. Voice charging is enabled via the Diameter Gy interface while SMS charging uses the Ro interface. The DRE distributes billing traffic originating from fourteen Service Aware Serving Nodes (SASN) provided by Ericsson and destined for eight OCS servers using smart algorithms to enable optimum load sharing. A similar architecture is used to manage billing traffic from the SMSC server. The product is deployed in a fully redundant configuration.
"While in the initial deployment, Personal is focused on providing smart load sharing, the built-in features for the platform will allow them to activate protocol mediation using AVP manipulation techniques" adds Anjan Ghosal, CEO for Diametriq.
Diametriq's Diameter Solution Suite™ also includes the Diameter Edge Appliance™ to enable its 4G/LTE subscribers to roam on other 4G/LTE networks. The Diameter Edge Appliance™ is compliant with GSM Association LTE Roaming Guidelines and functions as a Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) with enhanced security and innovative alternate routing capabilities.
"The Diametriq DRA is an important element to provide control of and visibility into our signaling traffic" said Mario Bort, CIO, Telecom Personal Paraguay. "The Diametriq DRE/DEA will enable us to securely provide billing and roaming services to our subscribers."
Since 1998 - the year in which Personal introduced competition in mobile telephony in Paraguay - the company stood out for its constant innovation in cellular communication, providing technology, service and quality of care.
"Personal is continuing to innovate by providing LTE services for its subscribers," said Anjan Ghosal Diametriq's president and CEO. "We are pleased to have them use our Diameter signaling control products to enhance their existing network and future LTE services."