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BroadForward is the leading expert in Diameter routing and interworking. BFX is the Next Generation Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) for 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, 5G, Fixed, Wi-Fi, Number Portability, and M2M networks. BFX has been nominated three times in-a-row by the GSMA for Best Mobile Technology in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2017, BroadForward was named best diameter routing & interworking specialist of 2017 by TMT-news. BFX provides a unique combination of DRA, DEA and IWF in a single, integrated software solution, offering more features and flexibility than traditional Diameter routers. The service orchestration GUI allows users to freely combine protocols with on-board functions to setup advanced service scenarios, without the need for scripting or development. Functions include routing, any-to-any interworking, mediation, protocol conversion, load balancing and advanced service logic for a wide range of protocols, including Diameter, ENUM, RADIUS, HTTP, LDAP, SS7 etc. BFX is hardware-agnostic and supports network virtualization, OpenStack and cloud deployment.. BFX offers everything that is needed for advanced routing and interworking in a single software solution. This makes BFX the smartest choice for operators, vendors and integrators to enable advanced use cases across networks, technologies and systems.


BFX is in use for various use cases at leading MNOs, MVNOs, and IPX providers:

  • Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC-DRA-DEA-IWF)
  • Diameter mediation, optimizing Diameter interoperability
  • Protocol interworking
  • 3G-4G roaming, MAP-Diameter IWF, Diameter frontend for HLR
  • Wi-Fi/Fixed integration, RADIUS-Diameter-SS7 interworking
  • IPX, LTE roaming, DEA
  • MVNO/MVNE innovation
  • VoLTE and VoWi-Fi, PCRF binding
  • Subscriber Location Function (SLF), database interaction
  • Roaming steering
  • M2M signaling gateway
  • NFV/SDN, vDSC for vEPC and vIMS
  • Number portability gateway and number portability database function (ENUM Server)




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