Storm clouds ahead for Diameter

Diameter signaling could become the new front line in signaling storms, Tekelec claims, with growth in Diameter traffic forecast to more than triple mobile data traffic growth through 2016.
The mobile broadband vendor expects the number of Diameter messages per second (MPS) over LTE networks to swell to 47 million by the end of the forecast period. This compares to just 87,000 MPS in 2011, and represents a CAGR of 252% through 2016.
Asia Pacific will generate the greatest Diameter signaling traffic by 2016, when Tekelec predicts the region will account for 16.7 million MPS. North America comes next on 15.9 million MPS, and EMEA 13.8 million. However, the greatest growth over the forecast period is tipped for the Caribbean and Latin America, which is set to grow at a CAGR of 962% to 540,000 MPS. EMEA comes next with CAGR of 320%, Asia Pacific on 263% and North America at 216%.