Dhiraagu, a leading telecom service provider in the Maldives, has deployed BroadForward Equipment Identity Register (BroadForward EIR) and BroadForward Diameter Signaling Controller (BroadForward DSC).
The BroadForward EIR enables Dhiraagu to regulate and control devices accessing the network. The BroadForward DSC enables Dhiraagu to securely interconnect to roaming service providers (IPX) and other roaming partners, Taco Schoute, CEO of BroadForward, said.
The BroadForward EIR enables Dhiraagu to authenticate mobile devices and adopt intelligent access control for devices across 2G, 3G, 4G and later 5G networks across Maldives.
This entails cross-referencing checks on mobile devices connecting to the mobile network (including IMEI, IMSI, MSISDN, location) and support for multiple signaling technologies (including SS7, Diameter and HTTP). The BroadForward EIR has been nominated by the GSMA for Best Mobile Technology.
The Diameter Edge Agent (BroadForward DEA) enables secure and flexible integration for 4G roaming connectivity with other service providers and provides Dhiraagu with intelligent routing and interworking capabilities for Diameter applications.
Abdulla Firag, director of Networks at Dhiraagu, said: “The adoption of the BroadForward DSC has enabled us to introduce LTE roaming and we can secure roaming connectivity with our partners. With the BroadForward EIR we can provide device security within the network and can choose to block untrustworthy devices entering our networks.”