Gibtelecom, Gibraltar’s leading communications services company and international communications hub, has launched services with the BroadForward Next Generation Diameter Signaling Controller (BroadForward DSC).
The installation enables Gibtelecom to integrate and operate advanced Diameter signaling scenarios in its mobile core network and independently handle vendor-specific signaling implementations. It also provides them with the ability to configure signaling scenarios across other access networks and protocols such as SS7, SIP, ENUM, RADIUS and HTTP.
As the pioneer in the growth and development of communications in Gibraltar, Gibtelecom offers business and residential subscribers a one-stop-shop for landline, broadband and mobile products and services. Today, Gibtelecom is the main provider of communications services on the Rock of Gibraltar, offering the a to z of communications services – more recently announcing a service called Sofi – a digital entertainment platform with over 60 fully-licensed TV channels and on-demand entertainment with Pay TV services such as Amazon’s Prime Video and Rakuten TV.
Through its ownership in the Europe India Gateway (EIG) submarine cable system, the Company has a network reach spanning half-way around the globe, connecting Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The group’s data centre business, Rockolo, also operates a number of facilities in Gibraltar, as well as offering secure cloud services and other products.
The BroadForward Next Generation DSC provides Gibtelecom with an easy to configure, software based, Diameter routing and multi-protocol interworking solution. It is designed to enable operators to independently orchestrate converged signaling services across 2G/3G, 4G/LTE, Fixed/Wi-Fi networks and ultimately 5G. The BroadForward DSC is widely adopted by leading global Mobile Network Operators, MVNOs and IPX providers.
Antonio Media, Gibtelecom Principal Engineer leading the project, commented “The selection and implementation of the BroadForward Next Generation DSC is a direct result of our commitment to invest in leading technology to accelerate service innovation. We are very pleased with the speed of implementation of the BroadForward DSC and the capabilities it provides. It makes our network even more robust and it allows us to independently configure advanced signaling scenarios”.
Taco Schoute, CEO BroadForward added “It’s a treat to work with Gibtelecom as they have the signaling expertise and know exactly what they want and where they want to take it. The unique flexibility of the BroadForward DSC is great advantage for Gibtelecom as it supports them with service innovation and network optimization. They appreciate the value of a next generation signaling solution as key enabler to achieve their business goals”.