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SaskTel Goes Live with BroadForward Next Generation Diameter Signaling Controller

By Ken Briodagh November 20, 2018

In a recent release, SaskTel and BroadForward together announced that the BroadForward Next Generation Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) is now in full operation on SaskTel’s wireless network. The BroadForward DSC reportedly provides SaskTel with the ability to integrate and operate intelligent Diameter signaling scenarios across networks and vendor-specific implementations. It is designed to offer support for signaling scenarios across other protocols such as SS7, SIP, ENUM, RADIUS and HTTP.

“The new DSC provides SaskTel with a powerful, integrated set of signaling routing and multi-protocol interworking capabilities,” said Daryl Godfrey, CTO, SaskTel. “This interworking touches everything from simple data usage, billing, roaming, lost and stolen device checking, and service enablement for our Fusion service.  This product offers much more flexibility compared to traditional signaling router products, allowing us to independently orchestrate signaling services across our current networks and services.  As well, our future networks and services, like VoLTE, ViLTE, Vo-WiFi and ultimately 5G will be integrated and orchestrated with ease. And, because of their extensive experience in replacing legacy signaling infrastructure, the migration to the BroadForward DSC was successful.”

Based in the province of Saskatchewan in the heartland of Canada’s prairie region, SaskTel has $1.2 billion in annual revenue and 1.4 million customer connections. The BroadForward Next Generation DSC will help SaskTel provide its customers with multi-protocol routing and interworking software solutions, designed to orchestrate converged signaling services across 2G/3G, 4G/LTE, Fixed/Wi-Fi networks and ultimately 5G.

“SaskTel is a great customer to work with. They have a long experience with signaling solutions, and wealth of in-house signaling expertise,” said Taco Schoute, CEO of BroadForward. “SaskTel compared all major routing vendors and immediately understood the benefits of the BroadForward Next Generation DSC. SaskTel’s engineering and operations teams, in close cooperation with our experts, managed a fast adoption of the BroadForward DSC in the SaskTel network. We are delighted that the switch-over from the legacy router to the BroadForward DSC was achieved as planned, without any hiccups.”


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Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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