Unitel adopts BroadForward’s Intelligent Diameter Router and Firewall

Angola’s largest mobile operator has gone live with BroadForward’s intelligent Diameter Signaling Controller and Diameter Firewall

Luanda, July 27th 2021

Leading Angola telecommunications provider Unitel announced it has gone live with the BroadForward Diameter Signaling Controller (BroadForward DSC) and the BroadForward Diameter Firewall (BroadForward DFW).

Based in Luanda, Angola, Unitel provides a broad spectrum of mobile and fixed telecommunication services in Angola, which includes mobile calling, high speed data and other services over its 2G/3G/4G and fiber networks. Unitel is currently deploying 5G.

Unitel has deployed the BroadForward Diameter Signaling Controller (BroadForward DSC) to ensure a robust and secure signaling architecture on its growing 4G network. The DSC provides intelligent routing to, and multi-protocol interworking with 3G, 4G/LTE and later 5G networks and systems. Compliant with the relevant GSMA FS.19 security recommendations, the BroadForward Diameter Firewall (BroadForward DFW) protects the Unitel 4G network against potential attacks, unauthorized senders, malformed messages, overload situations and much more.

Both BroadForward network functions are widely adopted by leading Mobile Network Operators, MVNOs and IPX providers and run on BroadForward’s converged signaling solution, a multi-technology software platform ready for 5G, supporting intelligent routing and interworking across 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, Fixed/Wi-Fi and IT systems.

Júlio Gonçalves, Core and Services Director of Unitel “With the BroadForward DSC and Firewall we have acquired future proof software technology which not only enables us to provide a higher quality of service and security for our customers, but also helps us reducing network complexity and costs, while ensuring we are ready to deal with the challenges of convergence and transition to 5G.”

Taco Schoute, CEO of BroadForward, added “BroadForward’s intelligent signaling software is the perfect fit for Unitel’s multi-technology network. The BroadForward DSC and Firewall empower Unitel engineers creating and managing secure signaling scenarios for 4G as well as other network technologies, including 5G”.

About Unitel

Unitel is the largest mobile operator in Angola. It operates a network based on GSM and UMTS standards, and provides voice communications, text (SMS) and multimedia (MMS) messages, fixed and mobile internet access. As a quintessential Angolan company it is an example of success and enjoys high levels of national pride. Unitel has revolutionized telecommunications in Angola with the quality and innovation of the services it has introduced to the market. https://www.unitel.ao/