F5 has designed a dynamic architecture in signaling around Diameter, DNS, GTP, and SIP to help service providers offer quality customer experiences while enabling scalability, supporting rapid rollout of new services, and successfully managing growth.
As Diameter signaling messaging grows exponentially, service providers need a multi-functional Diameter platform. BIG-IP Diameter Traffic Management enables service providers to manage network complexity with context-aware routing, engage in secure roaming, and successfully integrate all Diameter and legacy elements.
The growth of personalized operator services and media-rich apps on mobile devices—along with new networking technologies—is putting an enormous strain on service provider network control and data planes. F5 offers a comprehensive, authoritative solution that intelligently optimizes, scales and secures DNS infrastructures.
The BIG-IP platform delivers SIP solutions as part of a highly available, scalable, and secure system for the IMS network infrastructure. This solution ensures interoperability of SIP requests and responses throughout IP infrastructure, scales to handle millions of subscriber calls simultaneously, and enhances reliability at carrier-grade levels, including session synchronization and full failover capabilities with no connection loss.
Service providers are locked in a race to satisfy increasingly data-hungry consumers while maintaining network performance. Today, accelerating GTP tunnels and offloading GTP data traffic is critical to the performance of 3G and 4G networks, as well as IoT and M2M traffic management and load balancing in the core network. GTP also allows providers to create different SGW-PGW network slices based on granular characteristics in 4G networks.
The F5 LTE Roaming solution delivers an ecosystem of products and services that enable service providers to deliver key LTE features by making the infrastructure available and secure, extending functionality, and simplifying the process of creating advanced roaming solutions.
As service providers look to improve voice performance and optimize capacity, VoLTE is becoming an essential foundation for the future of their business. F5 helps service providers reduce network complexity and optimize the network environment to get the most from their VoLTE investment.