Ribbon Diameter Signaling Controller Software Edition (DSC SWe)
The current status of today’s telecommunications signaling network can be described by two important characteristics: the maturity of the Signaling System 7 (SS7) network and the evolution from SS7 signaling to Diameter signaling. To leverage the benefits of network operator’s strategy for network function virtualization and cloud deployment models, Ribbon separated its field-proven Diameter and SS7 software from the DSC 8000 hardware to create the DSC Software Edition (DSC SWe). The DSC SWe’s inherent architecture design enables a cloud native, orchestrated, signaling solution. As a cloud native solution, the DSC SWe will independently scale and manage signaling, management, routing and number portability functionality based on a microservices architecture to optimize resource investments.
With the DSC SWe, network operators can migrate their signaling network functions into their cloud domain enabling them to dynamically instantiate virtual signaling for SS7 and Diameter routing as well as service chaining with virtual policy control for integrated number portability services. The IP-centric design of the DSC SWe facilitates its integration into service provider networks allowing them to take control and maintain the viability of their SS7 signaling while evolving to the next generation LTE/EPC/Diameter network.
The DSC SWe is a single virtual solution for Diameter Routing Agent (DRA), Diameter Edge Agent (DEA), Subscriber Location Function (SLF), Load Balancing, and Interworking Function (IWF), delivering the following capabilities:
The Ribbon DSC solution also integrates virtual Signal Transfer Point (STP) capabilities delivering the following:
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