Max Deploys Diametriq’s Diameter Routing Agent, Diameter Edge Agent and Diameter Interworking Function
Melbourne, FL – February 23, 2015 – Diametriq announced today that Bulgarian mobile operator Max has selected Diametriq’s Diameter Solution Suite™for deployment in their LTE network.
Diametriq’s Diameter Routing Engine™, Diameter Edge Appliance™, and Diameter Interworking System™ are core components of the company’s VoLTE enabled, virtualized Diameter Solution Suite. The Diameter Application Platform is a supporting product that provides a programming interface to enable the delivery of custom signaling applications such as silent roamer detection, roamer steering, local breakout and other advanced signaling services.
Max pioneered WiMAX mobile networks in Europe in 2007 and is currently in the process of transitioning to LTE after launching the first commercial 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Bulgaria in May of 2014. Max has since extended the footprint of its advanced 4G LTE network to cover 50% of the urban population.
“Migrating to 4G can be problematic for WiMAX operators. Not having the benefit of a legacy 3G network makes a seamless transition challenging when it comes to providing out-of-network coverage” said Anjan Ghosal, President and CEO for Diametriq. “In many cases they have to rely on unique solutions that have not yet been addressed by the wider vendor community.”
Max is tackling a number of these issues. First is the seamless integration of their WiMAX and LTE networks. The second is extending their data coverage to also provide voice services. Finally, they need to extend all of these capabilities outside of their network to outbound roamers as well as to allow visitors to roam onto their network.
“Max Telecom has been working closely with Diametriq for over a year to fine tune our requirements,” said Ivailo Nikolov, CTO for Max. “Diametriq’s approach in providing solutions that are not readily available from other industry vendors gave them a significant advantage over their competition.”
Diametriq’s Diameter Interworking System plays a key role. It enables Max to integrate their legacy and 4G systems by enabling Data Interworking (dIWF), Voice Interworking (vIWF) and Charging Interworking (cIWF).
The Diameter Edge Appliance, Diametriq’s DEA, allows Max to handle inbound and outbound roaming with other LTE networks. The DEA is compliant with GSM Association LTE Roaming Guidelines and functions as an edge agent with enhanced security and innovative alternate routing capabilities. It also supports load balancing, advanced congestion management and Diameter transformation capabilities.
“Since our commercial launch of 4G LTE services in May, we have put all of our efforts into further developing our network to make it state-of-the-art” said Peter Covell, CEO for Max. “The Diameter signaling solutions from Diametriq enable us to harness the power of the signaling network to solve unique challenges faced by 4G operators while continuing to provide a world-class experience for our subscribers.”
“We are honored to be selected by Max to provide signaling solutions as they migrate from WiMAX to LTE,” added Mr. Ghosal. “Diametriq has a superior Diameter routing solution and an enhanced signaling development platform. We look forward to utilizing our technologies and expertise to help Max deliver the best quality 4G LTE services to its subscribers.”
About Max (www.maxtelecom.bg/en ) Max (previously Max Telecom) is a mobile network operator in Bulgaria. Max was the first European company to launch WiMAX services in 2007 and launched the first commercial 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Bulgaria in May 2014. Max offers LTE services covering 50% of the urban population with downlink speeds of 75Mbps.