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Oi Selects F5 Diameter Signaling Solution
|By Business Wire
|February 24, 2014 01:00 AM EST
Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) announced today that Oi
selected the F5®
Traffix™ Signaling Delivery Controller™ (SDC™)
to meet the Diameter signaling management demands of their LTE network.
Signaling serves a crucial function within a telecommunications
network’s internal communication system. For 4G/LTE, signaling is based
on the Diameter protocol, with agents that control LTE device
(smartphones, tablets, etc.) communications. Each user action (such as
web browsing, sending photos, or downloading videos) generates signaling
messages that traverse the network. To streamline the user experience
and achieve optimum LTE network performance, these communications
require management and resource prioritization.
Given the Diameter protocol’s essential role in modern data networks,
the efficient handling of signaling traffic is an important element of
F5’s offerings for service
providers, and of the company’s goal to help mobility clients
maintain optimal network performance. Innovative Diameter
signaling solutions such as the F5 Traffix SDC provide
telecommunications operators the information they need to employ
user-specific management policies, perform user device authentication,
and efficiently manage network performance. Additionally, users can
configure the Diameter protocol as a Diameter
Edge Agent to enable global roaming services.
F5 Traffix SDC Deployed by Organizations Worldwide
“F5’s signaling solutions have been deployed by more than 30 operators
around the world,” said Tom Carter, VP of Worldwide Sales, Carriers and
Service Providers at F5 Networks. “We view this as a result of F5
offering the most mature routing, load distribution, and Diameter
signaling capabilities on the market.”
“F5 technology can help us fully control and manage our LTE network, and
also ensure interoperability between legacy systems and other
telecommunications environments,” said Pedro Falcão, Director of Network
Development and Engineering at Oi. “Our aim is to ensure the continuous
quality of user services, and looking ahead, to be ready for the kinds
of peak demand that the market will surely see during large events like
the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.”
Signaling Volume Increasing Dramatically
The rollout of LTE networks has led to massive increases in network
traffic. In turn, each LTE-enabled device adds demands on signaling as
well. The F5 Traffix SDC ensures the delivery of signaling volumes,
regardless of the operators’ LTE core network equipment. Additionally,
with its wide range of interoperability, the SDC solution enables
roaming operations with optimum security, even between
telecommunications operators that use different technologies and vendors
“Many users keep certain applications available 24/7,” added Carter. “We
see this frequently with social media sites like Facebook. The demand is
virtually constant. With the F5 Traffix SDC solution, Oi will be much
better equipped to handle this type of demand while continuing to
deliver high-performing applications.”
F5 will be exhibiting its service provider technologies in Hall 5 Stand
5G11 at this year’s Mobile
World Congress event, taking place February 24–27 in Barcelona.
Oi is a pioneer in providing convergent services in Brazil, offering
local and long-distance voice transmission, mobile phones, broadband and
pay TV. Oi is present throughout the country. In September 2013, the
company had 74.8 million Revenue Generating Units (RGU). From this
total, 47.3 million were in the Personal Mobile segment, 18.3 million in
the Residential segment, 8.5 million in the Business/Corporate segment,
and 657,000 Phones of Public Utility (PPU).
For the fifth consecutive year, Oi is part of the Corporate
Sustainability Index of BM&FBOVESPA, reflecting the company’s commitment
to social responsibility and the adoption of sustainable management
practices. The company is also part of the Carbon Efficient Index of
BM&FBOVESPA for the fourth consecutive year. In 2013, Oi became part of
the Dow Jones Sustainability Index portfolio in the Emerging Markets
Oi’s social responsibility institute, Oi Futuro, supports education,
sustainability, sports, and cultural projects to actively create
opportunities all around Brazil. For more information, go to www.oi.com.br,
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Olympic Committee (IOC), the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), the
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Games, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the
South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) or the FIFA World Cup.
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