Virtualized STP

SS7 MAP/CAP

Even though mobile network technology is evolving fast, older generation networks (2G and 3G) based on SS7 signaling will continue to exist for many years to come. Therefore, STP's will remain vital components in operator networks and will require vendor support for the foreseeable future.

Today, many operators are faced with STP's that are End-Of-Life or End-Of-Support, as multiple suppliers have decided to discontinue their legacy STP's. While this is unfortunate, it also offers the opportunity to reduce operational cost and move away from the legacy SS7 product, running on proprietary hardware.

Mapping the problems
Legacy SS7 signaling will continue to exist and for that reason replacement is required
End-Of-Life of existing STP solution
End-Of-Support of existing STP solution
Expensive OPEX cost on proprietary hardware
Challenges
Complex migration process to replace current STP elements
Simplify SS7 routing principle to one single policy
Reduce OPEX cost on hardware, software and maintenance
Single and centrale management platform for SS7 network
Consequences
Lack of available capacity for growing SS7 traffic
Complex and long routing policy leading into errors
Long troubleshooting time because of configuration complexity
Risk of running a legacy network without valid vendor support
How we solve this

Our Next Generation Virtualized STP is a complete solution for intelligent routing of SS7 signaling traffic in 2G and 3G networks. The NG virtualized STP It is part of integrated solution for converged, multi-protocol signaling across 2G/3G, 4G and 5G (SS7, Diameter, HTTP, SIP and more). This virtualized STP offers a future-proof choice, with major benefits compared to traditional STP products.

The STP runs on any off-the-shelf hardware or in a virtualized environment. It is a 100% software based solution, supporting virtualization and cloud deployment (VMWare, KVM, OpenStack etc.). The STP does not rely on specialist hardware or proprietary operating systems. By offering the ability to deploy the STP on a common platform, we support operators and vendors in migrating from proprietary based appliance systems to a standard hardware and cloud based infrastructure.

Benefits

Extensive STP feature set

Advanced on-board features available like screening, tracing, filtering, congestion control, throttling, anti-flooding and policing

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Future proof

Distributed front-end / back-end software-based architecture for optimized routing, resource allocation and scalability

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On-board integrated functions

STP has additional available modules : DRA, SS7 Firewall, SMS proxy, Number Portability, EIR, ... and is ready for 5G with build-in HTTP Proxy

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Software based STP

The Next Generation Virtualized STP runs on any off-the-shelf hardware or in a virtualized environment. It is a 100% software based solution, supporting virtualization and cloud deployment (VMWare, KVM, OpenStack etc.). 

Key Take-Aways

End-Of-Life of the STP infrastructure is HOT, Virtualized STP delivers future proof alternative with lower OPEX cost

Build-in functions like SS7 Firewall, EIR, Number Portability, DRA and HTTP proxy optional available as one single solution