BroadForward is leader in intelligent signaling software for 2G/3G, 4G/LTE, 5G, IMS, Fixed, Wi-Fi, IPX and M2M/IoT networks. Six-time GSMA Best Mobile Technology nominee BroadForward delivers core network products for routing, interworking, security and number portability, designed for convergence across legacy and next generation networks.
The unique BroadForward converged signaling solution supports “4G-5G Hybrid Core” deployment models, enabling operators to opt for a gradual transition from 4G to 5G Core. This economically much more favorable solution enables network functions and interworking to run and work across 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, Fixed and Wi-Fi. In combination with our active 5G roadmap the solution provides key 5G network functions such as the Service Communication Proxy (SCP), Binding Support Function (BSF), Security Edge Protection Proxy (SEPP), 5G EIR, 4G-5G interworking and multi-protocol signaling orchestration. All BroadForward products are hardware-agnostic and support virtualization and cloud deployment (VMware, KVM, OpenStack, Amazon etc.) as well as containerized application deployment (Docker, Kubernetes). BroadForward’s software development is entirely done in The Netherlands.
- BroadForward is first to enable “4G-5G Hybrid Core” deployment models in addition to 5G Stand alone (5GSA) and 5G Non-standalone (5GNSA)
- BroadForward is considered to be one of the fastest growing routing and interworking vendors – see our news section for the latest customer announcements;
- BroadForward’s products are software based, agile, multi-protocol and feature 100% GUI based configuration;
- Unlike traditional routers and gateways, all BroadForward products are designed for convergence and ready for 5G supporting interworking across mobile (SS7, Diameter, HTTP), Fixed/Wi-Fi (RADIUS) and IT systems (SOAP, REST, LDAP, ENUM etc.);
- BroadForward is the first to have replaced multiple legacy Diameter router vendors;
- BroadForward is first to offer a fully converged, single engine DRA-STP
- BroadForward is the first to have migrated live legacy Diameter routers at tier-1 service providers with hundreds of connections;
- BroadForward is the first to have delivered 3G-4G interworking for roaming at a live commercial network;
- BroadForward is the first to have delivered any-to-any Diameter, SS7, RADIUS (Wi-Fi) and IT routing and interworking on a single platform;
- BroadForward powers the world’s first Private Virtual Network Operator (PVNO) for M2M;
- BroadForward Processes all traffic for the world’s largest number portability provider;
- BroadForward enables Multi-IMSI for Sponsored Roaming for one of the world’s largest operator groups;
- BroadForward leads the IPX space, enabling interconnect for hundreds of operators at multiple top-10 IPX providers with the BroadForward DSC.
What we stand for
At BroadForward we are passionate about delivering world-class software, recognized for being the smartest choice for communication service providers, vendors and integrators, supporting each in solving their particular signaling challenges and advancing their competitive offerings.
At BroadForward, we want to be known for our knowledge and expertise, innovation and leadership, high-quality standards, drive and passion to support our customers, reliability and accountability, and our enthusiasm and eagerness to be successful in one of the hottest areas in the telecoms industry.
Expertise and recognition
The BroadForward team has over 20 years’ experience in building and supporting carrier-grade software products for the largest mobile telecom networks in the world. Building on an impressive track record of product development in the area of routers and gateways, the BroadForward team is capable of helping our customers to enable the most complex use cases that are required to make their services work!
We are continuously innovating and updating our software to handle the fast-changing technology and traffic demands in telecom networks.
BroadForward has been recognized as a product leader and signaling expert on various occasions, including being named Hot Tech Cloud innovator by ABI research, best Diameter routing & interworking specialist by TMT-NEWS and received six GSMA nominations for Best Mobile Technology.