This has been an exiting week for Allot Communications, a provider of intelligent IP service optimization and revenue generation solutions based on deep packet inspection (DPI). On Monday, the company announced a new solution designed to help network operators generate revenue from additional sources and increase the end user experience.
The Allot (News - Alert) Service Gateway Sigma (SG-Sigma) provides 40 Gbps of throughput and works with 3G and 4G/LTE networks. Allot plans to debut the SG-Sigma during GSMA Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona, February 16-19, in hall 2.1, booth D82.
Today, Allot revealed a new partnership deal with a skilled provider of policy control and application assurance technology, Camiant. The deal was signed in an effort to deliver a complete DPI and policy control solution for fixed and mobile broadband networks.
The companies expect this new partnership to strengthen their service offerings by enabling the deployment of innovative application and subscriber aware, tiered and premium services, managing bandwidth utilization and improving Quality of Experience (QoE).
The joint solution merges Allot's DPI-based, application identification and Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) capabilities with Camiant's (News - Alert) Multimedia Policy Engine (MPE) which is fully compliant with 3GPP's Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) specifications.
With this integrated offering, operators will be able to better control and manage network usage, as well as prioritize time-sensitive applications, create new service plans, and carefully control peak and total bandwidth utilization based on a number of key conditions.
"The collaboration between Allot and Camiant represents our commitment to the mobile broadband market," said Azi Ronen, executive vice president for corporate development, Allot. "As this market becomes more competitive, the need for DPI and policy control becomes more essential, both in order to differentiate between operators and to enhance their data services."
"Every fixed and mobile broadband operator has made it clear that simply building bigger pipes isn't sufficient to support the service growth and application explosion they are experiencing," said Susie Kim Riley (News - Alert), founder and CTO of Camiant. "Operators are recognizing the importance of harmonizing the behavior of the DPIs and the access gateways, with the needs of the applications and the subscriber, through coordinated policy control."
Together, Camiant and Allot will be able to provide their ground-breaking and intelligent solutions to network operators, enabling them to deliver high quality services. Thanks to their new partnership deal, subscribers will gain a better overall broadband experience.
In January, Allot hit a major milestone with the announcement of a new Tier-1 mobile customer. This represents the fifth Tier-1 mobile operator during 2008 that selected the Allot Service Gateway (News - Alert). The mobile operator, which currently provides service to over 60 million subscribers, chose Allot to drive the growth of a new mobile broadband model.Michelle Robart is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Michelle's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Michelle Robart