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More Companies Demand Diameter Signaling Controllers to Handle Expanding 4G LTE Networks

January 17, 2014

A Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) is a device used to efficiently manage message routing through a 4G/LTE (News - Alert) network and prevent network overloads. As 4G/LTE networks grow in popularity and increase in importance, a trend is emerging that drives the demand for more DSC devices. More messages being pushed through a single network increases the diameter of the network, and DSC is crucial to keeping information flowing without issues.

Global Industry Analysts Inc. produced a trend research report titled “Diameter Signaling Controllers” in order to better understand this trend. Among future prospects and predictions for growth, they found that LTE packages are seeing a high variety of usage. 4G/LTE networks are increasing in popularity because they are being used for IMS, SMS messaging, file transfer and VoIP communication.

Having diameter control over a network means that all of these different functions can be managed, organized and used efficiently. With too many processes taking up an LTE network's capabilities, they all begin to lose quality and speed. Both are of vital importance in the business world, which is why companies are seeking DSC management.

With DSC tools, organizations can make clearly designated channels for VoIP, data, video conferencing, SMS and more, which frees up bandwidth for all of them. Since these networks are also utilized by both mobile and IP-based devices, control in creating a scalable, flexible, reliable and secure management solution is of paramount importance. Properly managed networks also reduce the risk of service disruptions, even the shortest of which can be a death blow for companies that rely on a 4G/LTE network.

This trend should be viewed by businesses as a wake-up call to make sure that their 4G/LTE networks are properly managed, and perhaps encourage them to manage them with DSC systems. Alternatively, DSC marketers and distributors should be celebrating this increase in demand, and make sure that they have the resources to match it.

Edited by Blaise McNamee

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