Diametriq’s Diameter Solution Suite™ Powers Connectem vEPC for Telekom Austria Group’s New Vip mobile Deployment
Connectem Validates Diametriq’s Virtualized Diameter Solution in World’s First Fully Virtualized LTE Network
Melbourne, FL – March 2, 2015 – Diametriq announced today that its Diameter Solution Suite™ is being used to power Connectem’s virtual EPC now being deployed by Telekom Austria Group to deliver a complete set of virtualized LTE network functions for its Vip mobile subsidiary in Serbia.
Telekom Austria Group is the first operator worldwide to implement virtualization of the entire core network production chain for mobile broadband services in a live environment.
Connectem, one of the early adopters of Diametriq’s NFV enabled virtualized Diameter routing product, takes a service oriented view of Evolved Packet Core (EPC) functionalities. In its Virtual Core for Mobile (VCM) solution, Connectem maps the packet core functions into a computational problem, enabling network capacity (signaling, bearer or throughput) to be translated to a common computing resource requirement (CPU, memory, I/O and storage). Diametriq’s virtualized signaling router is tightly integrated with Connectem’s vEPC to seamlessly address on-demand network signaling and capacity expansions.
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.
“While there is a lot of talking about the virtualized EPC, Connectem has achieved yet another milestone,” said Anjan Ghosal, President and CEO for Diametriq. “We have been working closely with Connectem to enable them to be the first company to successfully deploy a completely virtualized EPC.”
Instead of mobile traffic running on dedicated proprietary hardware and software, Vip mobile data is terminated in a general purpose IT data center running Intel x86 hardware and virtualization services. Additional solutions providers participating in the Serbian demonstration include Intel, VMware, Red Hat, Metaswitch, and Open Cloud.
“Connectem, one of the earliest providers of a virtualized EPC, focused on the growing challenge faced by carriers – to enable on-demand network signaling and capacity expansions,” said Kumar Ramalingam, Diametriq CTO. “Connectem was looking the for a best of breed Diameter signaling router to not only handle the Diameter signaling challenges but also to seamlessly integrate with Connectem’s vEPC. We at Diametriq are honored to partner with Connectem and provide a compelling Diameter Routing solution to meet their current and future needs.”
“In an elastic virtualized environment, monolithic legacy signaling routing does not lend itself to compute-efficient integration, nor does it allow for any size‘ networking,” said Sachin Kapur, Vice President of Engineering at Connectem. “We selected Diametriq for their strength in virtualized Diameter routing technology, programmable APIs and ease of integration.”
About Connectem (www.connectem.net)
Connectem Inc. was founded in 2011 to bring the advances of virtualization and cloud computing to the Mobile Packet Core. Connectem’s innovative Virtual Core for Mobile (VCM) Platform fundamentally changes the way wireless devices connect to a powerful and elastic network. With this platform, carriers for the first time can economically address the rapid growth in services, the number of IP endpoints and the associated signaling.