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FCC committee warns of diameter signaling network vulnerabilities

Diameter signaling has similar vulnerabilities as SS7 Location tracking, interception of voice and text messages, denial of service and account fraud are all potential attack vectors associated with the Signaling System 7 protocol. And those same vulnerabilities can be applied to diameter signaling, according to...

Oracle: Microservices, network slices key to 5G operator efficiency

RFIs for 5G core are coming out now; RFPs to follow in 2019, Oracle VP says 5G, for operators, is all about efficiency and flexibility--lowering the cost per bit per hertz of data transported by optimizing network and spectrum resources, and using automation to do...

Top 50 of 2017, Part 1: Millimeter wave, LTE call flow, Title II and more

Editors note: This week we'll take a look back at the 50 stories that drew the highest level of engagement from our RCR Wireless News community.  What is millimeter wave and how does it fit into 5G? Millimeter wave spectrum is the band of spectrum between 30 GHz and 300...

Genband and Sonus announce merger

Genband and Sonus are merging in a deal valued at roughly $745 million. The transaction is structured as a "merger of equals" and will give shareholders of each company approximately 50% of the combined enterprise. Sonus, a public company, saw its stock price rise...

Anritsu and TRX take indoor public safety signal mapping into 3D (sponsored content)

Indoor coverage is one of the biggest challenges for both public safety and commercial networks, with most buildings relying on “outside in” coverage from nearby network sites that may or may not penetrate well. For first responders in particular, the extent and quality of...

As networks increase in complexity, make signaling simple (sponsored content)

Service providers should regard signaling as a competitive advantage that fosters innovation, rather than a source of frustration As the Internet of Things takes shape and 5G use cases bring into focus the sheer amount of network complexity and capacity that will be needed in...

Diameter impact from IoT set to alter carrier management

Diameter signaling platforms are expected to see an influx of work tied to the growing "Internet of Things" space. Vendors have been very vocal in predicting tens of billions of “things” will soon be clamoring for access to the Internet, with many of those...

Editorial Webinar: Diameter signaling impact/benefits/challenges in a NFV, SDN, cloud world

The move towards all-IP networks has allowed telecom operators to more finely parse out value from their service offerings due to more detailed insight into what is traveling across those networks. This webinar will look at how the diameter signaling market has grown; challenges...

Feature Report: Diameter signaling impact/benefits/challenges in a NFV, SDN, cloud world

This report provides details into current companies supplying diameter signaling support to telecom operators; how diameter signaling has been used by telecom operators to take further advantage of their network resources in launching service innovation; and what impact new virtualization technologies like NFV, SDN and...

Reader Forum: Traditional signaling service takes the connected world back to the future

If you were to talk to an average mobile phone user, “4G” LTE access and over-the-top applications would be at the top of the list in terms of what is required from the network operator and handset. We’ve heard for many years now that text messaging is...

Sonus Webinar: 3 Ways to Put Your Network on the LTE On-Ramp

The migration of operators to all-IP mobile networks is underway, driven by the need for Long-Term Evolution (LTE). The rise in LTE is fueling the transition from SS7 signaling to Diameter signaling as more subscribers drive data and voice traffic over mobile IP-based networks....

MagnaCom WAM looking to replace QAM

New modulation scheme ups throughput MagnaCom, an Israeli digital communications firm, is looking to replace the long-standing quadrature amplitude modulation with its own wave amplitude modulation, designed to increase data throughput while decreasing power consumption. WAM is an all-digital modulation scheme that is backward compatible with...

NetNumber Webinar: Redefining the Signaling Landscape to Deliver Service Agility

Network traffic is increasing dramatically and signaling is set to grow even faster as a result of VoLTE and legacy interworking. The Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communications will further burden the signaling network infrastructure. As the signaling landscape evolves to...

What is a diameter signaling controller?

The diameter signaling controller (DSC) is like a traffic cop for data messages within the IP network. Overview of diameter signaling Diameter signaling is a protocol that enables communication among Internet protocol network elements. It can be thought of as the language that servers and software use...

White Paper: NetNumber Redefines Signaling Landscape to Deliver Service Agility

As the Signaling landscape changes to support next generation IP and other new services with DIAMETER, legacy interworking with SS7, ENUM/DNS and SIP increases to become a top priority. The challenge is to support service diversity, interworking and roaming requirements as well as real-­‐time...

Sonus Webinar: Three Benefits of Virtualizing the Diameter Signaling Controller for LTE Networks

Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSC) are specialized network appliances designed to provide network security and handle large volumes of Diameter signals for LTE networks. A key function of the DSC is to simplify operations by providing a central point to monitor and control the network....

Sonus bolsters SBC platform, talks increased virtualization

The ongoing move toward virtualizing network functions is growing to include such services as policy, routing and diameter. This move is seen as ideal for such functions, which are becoming increasingly taxed by the growth in mobile data traffic. Oracle recently estimated that worldwide LTE...

Sonus Webinar: Essential Diameter Capabilities to Support LTE On-Ramp

Explosive mobile traffic growth, largely driven by the proliferation of LTE mobile devices, new broadband technologies and Internet video content, have caused a tremendous increase in network messaging volume that can overwhelm critical LTE network elements and degrade services for a large number of...

Reader Forum: Roaming in an LTE world

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

SoftBank Mobile taps Ericsson for policy (RCR Mobile Minute)

Mobile Minute: Keeping data flowing in even in the most crowded environments is an important goal for Japan's SoftBank Mobile, and to that end the company has partnered with Ericsson. SoftBank Mobile will deploy Ericsson's "mobility-based" policy solution, which directly connects the mobility management entity...

LTEWS: F5 Networks on diameter, LTE roaming and NFV

Peter Nas, senior solutions architect for F5 Networks, spoke with RCR Wireless News on diameter signaling at the LTE World Summit 2014. Nas said that as next-generation networks become a reality, new challenges appear that were not obvious from the specifications in terms of interoperability and...

Signaling storm or false alarm?

Each time we use our mobile devices we can generate multiple signaling events within the mobile core. As a result, signaling traffic has risen at a faster clip than traditional mobile network traffic. "The volume of signaling traffic is high, certainly, but it's nothing that...

Editorial Webinar: Diameter Signaling in Mobile Networks

In IP networks, diameter signaling replaces SS7, but diameter does more than its predecessor. This webinar discusses current and emerging use cases for diameter signaling, as well as the potential for virtualization of diameter signaling control. This webinar answers the following questions: - What is...

Feature Report: Diameter Signaling in Mobile Networks

In IP networks, diameter signaling replaces SS7, but diameter does more than its predecessor. This report discusses current and emerging use cases for diameter signaling, as well as the potential for virtualization of diameter signaling control.What you will learn:  This report answers the following questions: What...

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