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    Oracle launches new diameter products to feed messaging explosion


    Oracle has launched a new diameter signalling router, which it said will increase the speed and capacity of networks amid a predicted explosion in messages.

    The vendor said its Communications Diameter Signalling Router 6.0 is designed to cope with the estimated surge in LTE diameter signalling from 12 million messages per second this year to almost 216 million in 2018.

    Oracle said the product includes mediation enhancements that help sharpen network equipment interoperability, whether it is standards-based or proprietary interfaces.

    It added that it also allows operators to move policy traffic from a single subscriber to different policy and charging rules functions, meaning operators can build more sophisticated pricing plans for calls and data, for example.

    The vendor also updated its Performance Intelligence Centre, with the 10.1 model supporting roaming and transition between 2G, 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi.

    It said it can help operators gain a better grasp of how networks are performing, find out where money is being lost and analyse customer behaviour across legacy and LTE networks.

    Bhaskar Gorti, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Oracle Communications, said: “As LTE network usage continues to rapidly expand, the ability to understand, meet, and monetize customer demands is paramount. We are equipping communications service providers with the tools to add new mobile data offerings, accurately charge for them, and understand how subscribers use these services whether they are on home networks or roaming.”

    New research from Oracle said Europe, Middle East and Africa will be the third largest region for diameter signalling by 2018, with 47 million messages per second sent. 

    It will lag considerably behind Japan and Asia Pacific, who will send 105 million messages per second by 2018, 49 percent of total messages and 77 percent greater than North America.

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