Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV)
announced today that CITIC
Telecom International, a leading telecommunications services
provider in Asia, has deployed the F5®
Traffix® Signaling Delivery Controller™ (SDC™)
Diameter solution to optimize its IPX (Internet Protocol eXchange)
The IPX solution provides a one-stop-shop turnkey solution for IDD
voice, mobile roaming signaling, SMS messaging, and roaming data
services for both mobile and fixed network operators, as well as
Internet service providers (ISPs). Seamless connectivity provided by the
F5 Traffix SDC gateway enables CITIC and its customers to quickly enter
new roaming agreements, and the solution's Diameter
Edge Agent (DEA) protects the network to maintain reliable LTE
"Fast and secure connections are critical deliverables for IPX services,
and in turn for a high quality of experience for customers," said Sutton
Cheung, CTO at CITIC. "With F5's Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller,
our customers can be assured of network security when connecting to
others via roaming agreements. Similarly, our IPX customers are
guaranteed quality, reliability, and security in accessing their
partners' networks anywhere in the world with a single connection and
"When the F5 Traffix SDC is part of an IPX solution, all peer
connections are secured and protected by normalizing the flow of
signaling messages, preventing failover or oter scenarios that could
negatively impact performance," said Ben Volkow, VP of Product
Development at F5. "Our Diameter-based SDC has proved itself in dozens
of installations with leading operators across the globe, enabling them
to maintain top network performance despite LTE's demanding traffic
levels. We are very pleased to give CITIC a technological edge with
flexible routing and rapid connectivity capabilities."
The F5 Traffix SDC assists mobile operators and IPX carriers in scaling
and managing their networks, as well as enabling LTE services and
applications, with seamless and safe connections to legacy networks and
other environments. On one platform, the SDC solution offers intelligent
context-aware Diameter routing, load balancing, and interworking
functionality. This enables a smooth and cost-effective rollout of
LTE speeds and services, resulting in an enhanced customer experience.
The F5 Traffix SDC is one of many solutions contributing to the F5
Synthesis™ high performance services fabric, enabling
unified Software Defined Application Services™ for service
About CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (stock code: 1883)
CITIC Telecom is a leading telecoms services provider in Asia and it
holds 99% interest in Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau, S.A.R.L.
("CTM"), one of Macau's leading integrated telecoms services provider.
In addition, CITIC Telecom is one of Asia's leading hub-based service
providers; it owns and operates a telecoms hub which serves its key
markets in China and Hong Kong. The Group is actively expanding its
business to international telecoms operators by providing
interoperability and interconnection services to global telecoms
operators. CITIC Telecom's main businesses cover Voice Services, SMS
Services, Mobile VAS and Data Services. It also provides a full range of
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions through its
wholly-owned subsidiary, CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited, across
the Asia Pacific region.
Additional news and information about the company is available at www.citictel.com.
FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps
organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined
networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to
anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT
through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of
leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach
lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their
needs over time. The world's largest businesses, service providers,
government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of
cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.
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F5, Traffix, Signaling Delivery Controller, SDC, F5 Synthesis, and
Software Defined Application Services are trademarks or service marks of
F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and certain other countries. All other
product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective
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