Thursday, June 19, 2014
GTA adds 4G LTE data roaming capabilities to its network using the BorderNet Helix
MILPITAS, Calif. – June 19, 2014 – Dialogic Inc., the Network Fuel® company, today announced that GTA selected Dialogic’s BorderNet Diameter Services Helix to help expand its LTE roaming capabilities and secure, route and manage its growing volume of Diameter signaling traffic. GTA is proceeding with deploying the BorderNet ™ Helix in its LTE evolved packet core (EPC) to provide Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) security to help launch its 4G LTE roaming services with confidence.
GTA introduced its 4G LTE service in October 2013. Data roaming services have, thus far, been available only over GTA’s 2G and 3G networks. The introduction of the Dialogic BorderNet Helix will enable GTA to also offer high speed 4G LTE service to its roaming customers.
“We see significant spikes in our roaming traffic throughout the year since more than a million people visit our island annually,” said Robert Haulbrook, CEO for GTA. “After securing our 4G mobile core, our LTE investment will expand service quality for both our domestic and international roaming customers. We believe the BorderNet Helix can scale to meet our traffic demands more cost effectively than other market solutions, and will give us more options for connecting to other mobile operators and IPX providers to handle LTE roaming traffic.”
In addition to roaming, GTA will leverage the Helix’s flexibility for future applications, including local breakout. Helix’s policy and charging capabilities will also enable the provider to maintain full control over its service delivery in the future.
“Service providers are putting more emphasis on LTE network deployment strategies that give them the agility to roll out services quickly and with lower risk,” said Jim Machi, vice president of product management at Dialogic. “Our BorderNet Helix provides them something we see as unique – a full-service platform that allows for interworking, signaling orchestration and service enhancement capabilities that help operators rapidly develop innovative and personalized connectivity services.”
More information about the BorderNet™ Diameter Services Helix is available at dialogic.com/Helix. Additionally, the Helix is included in a Heavy Reading whitepaper that discusses Diameter Signaling Controller functionality and the impact of SDN and NFV. Download it here.
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GTA is an innovative, full-service communications company dedicated to enhancing the lifestyles, productivity and future of Guam's residents, businesses and government agencies. GTA has been serving Guam for over 40 years and has invested $100 million over the last 9 years on network infrastructure and back office systems. This demonstrates GTA's commitment to building and maintaining a world-class communications infrastructure for Guam.