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Ulticom Delivers White-Label Diameter Controller, Enhances Performance

Ulticom (News - Alert) now offers a white-label version of its Diameter signaling controller product. Related collateral, such as documentation, also can be branded with the partner vendor’s name.

The software-only solution, version 3.0 of the Ulticom product, allows users to customize it down to doing code-level changes. The Linux-based software is used by suppliers of gear that does stuff like central routing; standard load balancing for HSS or payment apps; edge routing for IP PBX (News - Alert) and LTE roaming; and policy routing/Diameter routing agent policy control.

Benchmarked on two HP 380 G8 systems, each running an Ulticom DSC Diameter routing instance, Ulticom says this product was able to support 864,000 sustained simple Diameter transactions per second (equating to 1.8M messages per second). This same configuration running Diameter routing agent functionality sustains 580K TPS (1.1M MPS), according to the company.

“Ulticom’s DSC underscores our commitment to the evolution of the signaling industry. Smart devices, consumer demand for data centric features, and new network technologies like LTE (News - Alert) are placing ever-increasing demands on mobile networks,” said Bruce Swail, CEO of Ulticom, in a statement.

The company is bullish on machine-to-machine technology, and although it hasn’t been pushing M2M messaging, Ulticom’s Diameter signaling controller could help carriers address the M2M opportunity.

In an interview with TMCnet, Sean Hennessey, marketing manager, declined to provide the names of service providers using such solutions powered by Ulticom, but he says there are five contracts in place.

Ulticom is a 35-year-old company with 100 employees. It started as a signaling system 7 company, then introduced a Diameter product, and last year launched a Diameter signaling control product. It’s OEM partners include Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei (News - Alert), Nokia Siemens Networks, and ZTE. The company’s SignalWare product has seen almost 7,000 deployments by 300 service providers worldwide.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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