Openet launches Dynamic Context Router for network traffic management
May 24, 2011 - Openet
Openet, a provider of Subscriber Optimization Software (SOS) to tier one communications and media service providers, today announced Openet Dynamic Context Router (DCR), a high performance, context-sensitive appliance. Openet’s Dynamic Context Router relieves policy, charging, profile and similar network elements of routing, traffic management and load balancing tasks. By relieving the “mesh” of communication between these elements, Dynamic Context Router simplifies network traffic management and reduces costs to wireless operators as they evolve their networks.
Scale and performance issues are introducing new challenges for every operator. As demand for bandwidth grows, operators are struggling to scale their networks, retrieve data stored in disparate systems and deliver services with the speed guaranteed to users—all the while supporting new business models. This challenge will only grow with the transition to LTE and the convergence of wireless and fixed line access; this is a key driver behind the development of Openet’s DCR.
To reduce complexity as networks evolve and grow, DCR provides a centralized, intelligent routing layer that improves operational agility, reduces administrative overhead and simplifies network architecture. A fully 3GPP-compliant diameter routing agent, DCR also provides the capability to make real time routing decisions based on dynamic variables within the network.
Specific use cases include
-Intelligent load balancing, including support for subscriber “domaining”
-Binding of application layer messages with policy and enforcement points
-Normalization of protocol variations
-Logical inter-network connection point to support roaming users
-Real-time routing decisions that accommodate network dynamism
“The relatively static routing logic that served the signaling needs of mobile voice networks is not suited to address the challenges of mobile IP networks as operators evolve,” said Openet CMO Mike Manzo. “The context of services delivered within 3G, LTE and converged networks changes dynamically, impacting routing decisions in unpredictable ways. Openet’s DCR appliance is designed to aid network scalability and traffic flow for a flawless user experience.”