Key Diameter Trends: Vendor strategies and operator pain points
Published: October 2012
As early LTE adopters are already experiencing network-wide failures, now is the time to understand Diameter and the impact of signaling on network operation and monetization.
Dimitris Mavrakis, Principal Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media
The report provides an overview of the signaling market from the supply- and- demand side, with a particular focus on Diameter.
The report addresses the signaling challenges currently facing operators, especially early LTE adopters. As Diameter is a critical element of network operation, it is vital for operators to deploy a robust and flexible architecture rather than to look for a short-term solution. The emergence of new packet-based services and operator activities (particularly VoLTE, LTE roaming, Online Charging and the increasing use of policy- based management) will increase Diameter traffic considerably, which might put current Diameter in strain.
The report examines the operator perspective and what issues have to be addressed in order to deploy and maintain a successful Diameter architecture. Several Diameter elements are presented, including the Diameter Routing Agent, Diameter Edge Agent and Diameter Signaling Controller.
The report also looks at the vendor landscape and includes a SWOT analysis for several companies, including tier-1 infrastructure vendors, niche Diameter companies, policy vendors and new entrants. The market for Diameter is currently very active, and Informa expects further consolidation and acquisitions as LTE deployments press ahead.
How will this research help you:
Identify key Diameter trends and operator pain points
Learn about proposed Diameter elements
Learn about key signaling challenges regarding VoLTE and LTE roaming
Provide an analysis of key vendors in the Diameter market
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