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January 13, 2010

NTT DOCOMO Selects Stoke's Mobile Broadband Gateway for LTE Service Network Platform

Net One Systems and Stoke have announced that Stoke’s mobile broadband gateway Stoke Session Exchange 3000, or “SSX-3000,” has been selected for NTT DOCOMO's network platform for Long Term Evolution, or “LTE,” service.
A multi-function gateway for mobile carriers, Stoke SSX-3000 has an advanced processing power for sessions and encryption. In addition, a single SSX-3000 can support up to 240,000 subscribers in a throughput configuration of up to 16Gbps, Stoke officials said.
By deploying the SSX-3000 at the network’s edge, mobile carriers can offer mobile broadband services that utilize various access methods such as 3G, Wi-Fi, femtocells, WiMAX and LTE, company officials added.
Stoke’s mobile broadband gateway comes with a wide set of mobility management functions that enables a seamless transition between different infrastructure such as 3G and LTE. Company officials said that SSX-3000 is also equipped with security features, IP session management features, and billing capabilities.
Net One Systems handled the functional verifications of the SSX-3000 and also its proposal and sale to DOCOMO. The company is Stoke’s distributor in Japan. Through Net One Systems, SSX-3000 is already used as a network platform for DOCOMO’s femtocell service.
DOCOMO is building a new all-IP network infrastructure for LTE rapid increase in mobile data traffic that has resulted from greater use of multimedia services in recent years. The company plans to deploy the SSX-3000 in this LTE network to aggregate eNodeB radio transmission base stations that support various mobile data such as voice, data, and video.
The company believes that the LTE network will enhance its ability to manage the growing volume of mobile broadband traffic on its RAN and backhaul infrastructure.
“We are extremely pleased to extend our relationship with DOCOMO for their LTE network with the adoption of SSX-3000,” said Vikash Varma, president and CEO at Stoke. “The selection of our technology for their mobile data platform provides validation of the need for the innovative technology offered by Stoke.”

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire

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