With Growing Mobile broadband use, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are facing the challenge of the increasing demand of data services that runs anywhere, any time and all the time. "All the time" becomes all the more important since the cost of a network outage is not only the lack of revenue during the interruption but is also large indemnities and long term impact on the reputation that was built over time with expensive marketing campaign. To cope with such challenge of the five nines on the voice but also on data services, MNOs have to duplicate their equipment among their core network and make them communicate through a robust signaling network. Diameter has been the elected protocol for such communication, Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) is the traffic and congestion manager and Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) is the gatekeeper.
Marben offers a software solution dedicated to run on any hardware or cloud infrastructure for Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to cope with such new challenge of engineering Diameter traffic deeply into the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) Network. MARBEN DiamX Router is the enabler of a fluid Diameter traffic between the key components of the IMS based network architecture namely HSS, AAA Server, PCRF, OCS on one side and PCEF, MME, PDN Gateway and SGSN on the other side thanks to its combination of Diameter Edge Agent (DEA), Diameter Routing Agent (DRA), Subscriber Locator Functions (SLF) and Interworking Function (IWF).
MARBEN DiamX Router solves: