A new gateway facilitates mobile network operators' move to new premium services.
With the launch of its Mobile Internet Gateway, Radware on Feb. 11 did its
part to help mobile network operators open up their networks and encourage more
choices for enterprises looking to outsource voice services.
Radware officials said the new Mobile Internet Gateway can help mobile
network operators transform their closed networks into open mobile broadband
networks capable of recognizing traffic specific to services and subscriber
The Mobile Internet Gateway is a policy switch that can redirect traffic
based on high-performance, deep-packet inspection. It was designed to give
mobile network operators a platform for creating new Internet-based service
models through improved visibility into traffic flows and policy-based control
over mobile Internet traffic.
"We started with a Layer 4 to 7
[load balancing] switch and developed a device that could do very smart redirection.
[When used at the] border of the service provider's network, it allows the
mobile operator to introduce new services and tune them," said David Aviv,
vice president of Advanced Services for Radware.
As mobile network operators move to adopt WiMax mobile broadband technology,
their service models are moving toward adding premium content. The MIG
allows them to create a range of different premium services and route traffic
in the network based on those services, Aviv said.
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"We can take any third-party service and with our content inspection
director, we can make decisions and direct a service flow to the appropriate
server, which performs its function and the flow goes to the customer. The
service provider can launch many services and we can route flows to the correct
server for higher scale and performance, and we can accelerate the performance
to the customer and service provider," Aviv said.
The MIG, which at its core includes an
SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) proxy, can also allow broadband mobile
operators to more easily add new content-based services such as OTT
(Over-the-Top) video, UGC (User-Generated Content) and P2P (Peer to Peer)
The gateway is available now.