Diametriq®, an innovator in Diameter signaling control technologies, was launched in 2012 to focus on “Smart Signaling” solutions and meeting the ever increasing signaling traffic demands of 4G/LTE networks. The company was derived from key assets including executive leadership, engineering, and technologies from IntelliNet Technologies, a wireless solutions company founded in 1992.
IntelliNet was one of the first companies to deploy the Diameter protocol stack in 2006 and hosted the last Diameter operability event. Diametriq is built on IntelliNet’s Diameter technology and accomplishments, and boasts a high performance Diameter application platform that is already widely deployed by leading network operators around the globe.
Diametriq offers high performance Diameter signaling solutions to meet the needs of LTE wireless operators. The company’s standards compliant Diameter Routing Engine™(DRE) includes a Diameter Routing Agent (DRA), Diameter Edge Agent (DEA), a Subscription Locator Function (SLF) and a Diameter Interworking Function (IWF).
Diametriq is privately held with corporate headquarters in Melbourne, Florida and its software development center in Bangalore India.
Centralization of all signaling also made it a critical point for the network. The network failures at AT&T and Bell Atlantic in the early ‘90s which brought the entire phone system to a halt were a stark reminder of the risk of centralization. (It was bad enough to trigger a congressional hearing, though it was rather amusing to see congressmen trying to understand the intricacies of SS7!) This led to a lot of work around reliability, congestion management and failover and also to modifications in the overall network architecture. Some of this was built into the protocol layer while others had to be implemented in the application layer.
By its “closed” nature legacy SS7 is implicitly secure. Plus, using the GTT concept, the STP provides a kind of “topology hiding.” Managing the deluge of signaling traffic gave to the rise of a new network element called the Signal Transfer Point (STP).In many respects Diameter is the new SS7, but with some key differences as explained later.