• ENABLING SIGNALING SCENARIOS ACROSS 3G, 4G, 5G, FIXED/WI-FI, M2M/IOT AND IT
    ENABLING SIGNALING SCENARIOS ACROSS 3G, 4G, 5G, FIXED/WI-FI, M2M/IOT AND IT
  • EXPERTS IN SS7, DIAMETER, ENUM, RADIUS, HTTP, SIP AND MORE
    EXPERTS IN SS7, DIAMETER, ENUM, RADIUS, HTTP, SIP AND MORE
  • SOFTWARE PRODUCTS FOR ROUTING, INTERWORKING, SECURITY AND NUMBER PORTABILITY
    SOFTWARE PRODUCTS FOR ROUTING, INTERWORKING, SECURITY AND NUMBER PORTABILITY
  • LEADER IN INTELLIGENT SIGNALING SOFTWARE
    LEADER IN INTELLIGENT SIGNALING SOFTWARE

Diameter routing (DSC-DRA-DEA-IWF)

The BroadForward Diameter router (BroadForward DSC) is the world’s leading product for intelligent Diameter routing and multi-protocol interworking. It enables operators to create signaling scenarios across 2G/3G, 4G/LTE, 5G, IMS, Fixed, Wi-Fi, IT and M2M/IoT networks without the need for (proprietary) scripting or development. The BroadForward DSC can run standalone or combined on a single engine platform with other BroadForward products, such as the BroadForward Signaling Transfer Point (STP).

Diameter routing and interworking across technologies and domains
The BroadForward DSC offers unique flexibility through an extensive, integrated set of routing and service creation capabilities. The DSC is supports signaling scenarios across 3GPP based networks (2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, 5G, IMS), non-3GPP networks (Wi-Fi, Cable, DSL, FTTH, Fixed) as well as IT domains. Most legacy solutions are silo-based point-solutions, meaning they are designed to address a single technology, single protocol and single function. In contrast, The BroadForward DSC is a 100% software solution by design, enabling converged signaling scenarios across 2G/3G, 4G and even 5G. The BroadForward DSC allows operators to achieve consolidation across signaling technologies by combining it with other BroadForward applications such as the Signaling Transfer Point (STP) on the same single engine software platform.

BroadForward Next Generation Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC)
The BroadForward DSC provides intelligent routing of Diameter signaling traffic in 3G and 4G networks. As it is part of BroadForward’s portfolio of converged, multi-protocol signaling products, it can be extended to enable signaling scenarios across 3G, 4G and 5G (SS7, Diameter, HTTP and more) as well as Wi-Fi and Fixed networks. The BroadForward DSC doesn’t require (proprietary) scripting or development to achieve these signaling scenarios. The BroadForward DSC therefore offers a future-proof choice, with major benefits compared to legacy DSC products:

Combining network functions
The BroadForward DSC runs on a unique single engine software design, allowing operators to combine multiple functions on the same platform. This provides many benefits, such as:

  • Reduction of integration points, and on-board capability for interworking and interoperability
  • Centralized IT integration, signaling management, configuration, provisioning, subscriber management, reporting and control
  • Centralized use of common network applications (e.g. firewall, number portability, steering of roaming)
  • Easy to operate, uniform operations across domains
  • Single capacity license with free traffic mix across supported protocols

Hardware-agnostic solution, supporting NFV
The BroadForward DSC runs on any off-the-shelf hardware or in a virtualized environment. It is a 100% software based solution, supporting virtualization and cloud deployment (VMWare, KVM, OpenStack, Amazon etc.). The DSC does not rely on specialist hardware or proprietary operating systems. The ability to deploy the BroadForward DSC on a common (shared) platform supports operators and vendors in migrating away from proprietary based appliance systems to a standards based hardware and cloud based infrastructure.