Acquisition plays a vital role in the management of 4G LTE and IMS networks
Application Delivery Networking firm F5 Networks has acquired Traffix Systems, the provider of 4G Diameter signalling products for telecommunications service providers.
The Diametre protocol plays an important role in the management of 4G LTE and IMS networks and 3G charging and policy deployments.
Diametre control via routing, load balancing and gateway services are critical to building and monetising networks by enabling them to offer advanced 4G services.
To control the overflow of signalling messages in their network, service providers need deployment strategies based on telco-grade Diameter routing.
IDC Wireless and Mobile Infrastructure service Research director John Byrne said Diametre traffic enables billing, subscriber management, and interoperability between core IP systems and between carriers themselves.
"With the load and complexity of mobile data network traffic growing dramatically, mobile operators require expertise in the data and application plane, in the form of converged IP services, and in the control plane with advanced Diameter routing, load balancing and gateway capabilities," said Byrne.