Future-proof your network.

From phones to cars to refrigerators, more and more of our world is connected. Customers’ expectations for performance and reliability are also increasing. The Signaling Delivery Controller (SDC) can help you meet your customers’ demands—now and in the future.

Available

High-capacity sibscriber location and routing functions (SLRF) allows you to route on a subscriber level.

Secure

The SDC normalizes functionality and validates signal messaging to protect against roaming hacks.

Scalable

The active-active mode offers greater vertical and horizontal scalability.

Putting the pieces together.

Diameter Routing Agent

How do you handle signal increases while maintaining network performance? The SDC Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) allows you to launch new services quickly and create tiered charging plans, without requiring complex integration or customization. And because it’s context-aware, the DRA provides network and subscriber information, giving you key insights for improving service quality and your overall customer experience.

Diameter Edge Agent

Relationships with mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are a strategically vital portion of your business; however, they also open your network up to increased security threats. Our Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) sits on the edge of your network as a barrier to attackers. It also protects against the unexpected signal surges that lead to service disruptions.

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Optimizing Diameter Signaling Networks >

216 MILLION

LTE Diameter signaling traffic will reach 216 million messages per second by 2018.

Source: Oracle, 2014

Interoperability.

Building a new system from the ground up is expensive and unnecessary. Our Professional Services group is on hand to help you tailor your new SDC to your existing system, regardless of whether it was built on F5 technology. You’ll get a bespoke system that plays well across multiple platforms and meets the unique needs of your network.

Diameter load balancer.

Smarter load balancing means a smoother ride for everyone. The SDC identifies traffic as it comes in, directing it to optimized portions of your network and improving the customer experience. It also protects your network from surge disruptions by directing and rerouting signals to available RAN towers, so you don’t have to invest in new structures to handle occasional spikes in traffic.

Control the overload.

The SDC manages traffic congestion within the signaling network and protects the signaling core by:

  • Prioritizing traffic by type, device, or subscriber
  • Pinpointing and dealing with the specific cause for the congestion on a per-client basis
  • Guaranteeing performance specifications
  • Monitoring and protecting network elements with intelligent throttling that takes into account the traffic priority across groups of servers

Signaling delivery control is only part of the story.

F5 solutions help you manage your network in a variety of ways, consolidated on a unified platform. A single system streamlines your management processes, helping your network run more efficiently.

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Features

Flexibility>

Provides full support for session binding between protocols, including Diameter and HTTP.

Context awareness>

Identifies multiple Diameter nodes for more sophisticated routing policies.

Subscriber location and routing function>

Supports databases of up to 500 million entries and ensures accurate routing to remote peers.

Interworking function>

Enables any-to-any connectivity between Diameter-based and SS7 elements for network and roaming scenarios.

Bidirectional transformation>

Implements complex business logic for connecting multiple protocols and vendors.

Load balancing>

Distributes traffic using round robin, weighted round robin, contextual, response time, least-loaded, and external policies.

Central configuration>

Categorizes, modifies, and reports on multiple SDC sites from one place to save time and ensure network reliability.

Visibility>

Shows how your network is running in real time for troubleshooting, analysis, and statistics on network usage.

Features

Flexibility

Provides full support for session binding between protocols, including Diameter and HTTP.

Context awareness

Identifies multiple Diameter nodes for more sophisticated routing policies.

Subscriber location and routing function

Supports databases of up to 500 million entries and ensures accurate routing to remote peers.

Interworking function

Enables any-to-any connectivity between Diameter-based and SS7 elements for network and roaming scenarios.

Bidirectional transformation

Implements complex business logic for connecting multiple protocols and vendors.

Load balancing

Distributes traffic using round robin, weighted round robin, contextual, response time, least-loaded, and external policies.

Central configuration

Categorizes, modifies, and reports on multiple SDC sites from one place to save time and ensure network reliability.

Visibility

Shows how your network is running in real time for troubleshooting, analysis, and statistics on network usage.