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14 Sep 2016

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Infradata Builds BroadForward BFX Solution for Georgian Telecommunications Provider Geocell

Next-Generation BFX Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) and Subscriber Lookup Solution Ensure End-to-End Redundancy Within Geocell's Mobile Network

Amsterdam (Netherlands) and London (United Kingdom), September 14, 2016 - The Georgian telecommunications operator Geocell, a TeliaSonera company, has further strengthened its leading position with a complete solution for Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) provided by leading network solutions provider Infradata. Along with the DRA solution, Infradata has implemented functionality needed for subscriber lookup at Geocell. This comprehensive solution is based on BroadForward's leading BFX solution. Geocell is the second-largest mobile telecommunications provider in Georgia with more than 3.4 million subscribers.

With the BroadForward BFX solution, Geocell is able to quickly and easily modify the routing of mobile traffic via smart routing, using subscription and user information. The solution provided by Infradata is one of the few available tools that meets the specific requirements of Geocell in terms of ease of use, scalability, and redundancy. Additionally, the required investment costs were low, as existing hardware could be reused. In 2014 and 2015, BFX was nominated by GSMA as Best Mobile Technology.

As the new DRA BFX environment is cloud-based, Infradata was able implement the entire solution in a very short timeframe. The project started on August 1, 2016, and was completed within a month.

BFX offers all the capabilities of Next Generation Diameter Relay Agents, including protocol interworking which enables legacy networks to be integrated with new technologies such as 4G and 5G mobile networks. Thanks to an intuitive GUI, complex configurations can be done in mere minutes, without requiring any knowledge of scripting languages. Diameter is a standard protocol for authentication, authorization, and accounting on mobile networks. It replaces the less powerful RADIUS protocol.