SOURCE: Ulticom


November 20, 2013 08:03 ET

Tecnotree Deploys Ulticom DSC to Optimize Charging Traffic

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2013) -   Ulticom, the industry leader in signaling solutions, announces deployment of the Ulticom Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) to optimize Diameter-based charging traffic for the Tecnotree Agility™ Convergent Charging System. The Ulticom DSC acts as a load balancer and provides intelligent distribution for Diameter-based transactions across multiple pools of servers performing Online Charging Services (OCS).

"Ulticom's Diameter Signaling Controller is the next logical step in the evolution of Diameter-based charging, and an important part of our Diameter signaling strategy going forward," said Timo Ahomäki, CTO, Tecnotree. "Ulticom's solution provides us with the versatility to integrate the DSC into our service offering, realizing cost savings and decreased time to market."

"Ulticom's DSC provides a powerful, cost effective software solution concentrating Tecnotree's efforts on its core application value add instead of very specialized Diameter traffic routing and load balancing," said Bruce Swail, CEO of Ulticom.

Tecnotree product deployments use Ulticom's Service-Oriented Routing™ technology. Service-Oriented Routing goes beyond the typical primary-backup reliability strategy commonly used with full mesh Diameter signaling. With Service-Oriented Routing, the DSC manages traffic for network assets (sets of servers that can support a service acting together as a single Logical Service) transparently. The DSC invisibly optimizes the user experience by managing load across server pools and dynamically compensating for congestion or server failure when necessary.

The Ulticom DSC provides Mobile Network Operators, Roaming Hub Operators, and Telecom Equipment Manufacturers with a turn-key, Linux-based software solution that can be incrementally deployed as a stand-alone system, or can be easily integrated into new or existing products. As a software-based solution, the Ulticom DSC is ideally suited for virtualized environments, consistent with the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) trend of the industry.

The Ulticom DSC is suitable for deployment as a Centralized Router, a Diameter Load Balancer, a Diameter Routing Agent (DRA), or a Diameter Edge Agent (DEA). DEA functionality supports LTE Roaming while DRA functionality provides advanced policy management signaling routing (IP-CAN Binding). The Ulticom Diameter Product Family also provides the ability to interwork between Diameter and SS7 networks -- enabling 2G-3G-4G integration.

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About Tecnotree
Tecnotree is a global provider of telecom IT solutions for the management of products, customers and revenue. Tecnotree helps communications service providers to transform their business towards a marketplace of digital services. Tecnotree empowers service providers to monetise service bundles, provide personalised user experiences and augment value throughout the customer lifecycle.

With over 1000 telecom experts, Tecnotree serves more than 100 service providers in over 70 countries. Tecnotree is listed on the main list of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki with the trading code TEM1V.

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About Ulticom, Inc.

Ulticom, a Platinum Equity Company, is a leader in high performance mission critical software products that evolve information delivery. With over 6,000 deployments worldwide, the company's flagship product, Signalware, is the premier platform for the deployment of applications and services within wireless, IP, and fixed networks.

For over 35 years, Ulticom has delivered carrier-grade solutions that are robust and reliable, all backed by the company's unmatched service and support.

Mobile Network Operators (MNO), IPX Providers, Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEM) and System Integrators (SI) trust Ulticom solutions to optimize information and application delivery with increased efficiency and security.

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