Subscribers use more and more different devices to access the Network that they happen to be on (3G, LTE, Fixed or Wi-Fi). When they go online, users want access to their services on whatever Network, device and location. Service Providers are looking for ways to provide their subscribers with seamless access to all available technologies.
Introduction of a Protocol Interworking Gateway between the Mobile domain (Diameter,SS7/MAP) and Fixed/WiFi domain (Radius). This Gateway will act as a Protocol convertor to retrieve authentication from the Mobile domain with its specific signaling Protocol (SS7/MAP and Diameter) and to move that information over the Radius Protocol to the Fixed/WiFi domain.
Data off-load from Mobile to fixed
Due to the growing data volumes, Service Providers want to offer seamless access to Fixed/Wifi in order to lower the costs and provide maximum data throughput to all subscribers.
Improvement of the user experience
By streamlining service scenarios across Fixed and Mobile Networks, Service Providers can offer their subscribers a much improved user experience.
Convergence of Mobile and Fixed/WiFi domains
An enhanced Gateway function for RADIUS/Diameter interworking and mediation, bridges RADIUS and Diameter technologies through configuration, and not through R&D.
Future proof with extendable approach
New interfaces (e.g. various Diameter applications, RADIUS, XML/HTTP, SOAP, REST, LDAP, ENUM, SS7 etc.) can be used for other Interworking functions to convert any message between any of the available interfaces.
Automatic access to Wi-Fi offload and seamless roaming scenarios between access Providers
Service continuity scenarios with converged policy control and integrated data bundles