To address explosion of mobile data services on 3G and LTE networks
Alcatel-Lucent has unveiled new upgrades to its mobile packet core offering along with a new approach to IP network and policy management that will bring IP capabilities of 4G networks to 3G subscribers.
The company claims that the new products and enhancements offer new capabilities at every point in the network, including the 3G and LTE mobile packet core. It enables service providers to offer personalised services with reduced provisioning, operating and maintenance costs across all parts of the network.
According to Alcatel-Lucent, the Ultimate Wireless Packet Core offering includes 2G and 3G GGSN functionality on 7750 Service Router-based mobile packet core gateways. The 4G mobile packet core gateway platform now supports GGSN for 2.5G and 3G as well as serving gateway and packet data network gateway for LTE.
The new Wireless Mobility Manager, an offering for 2.5G/3G SGSN and LTE MME on an in-house designed and optimised, common ATCAv2 platform that enables operators to support HSPA and HSPA+ while having the signaling and control plane performance required of an MME when they migrate to LTE, the company said.
The company said that its wireless network and policy management offering includes, the new 5780 Dynamic Services Controller, which provides the 3G and LTE PCRF; enhancements to 5620 Service Aware Manager to include support for the Ultimate Wireless Packet Core and 5780 DSC, including unified, management of user and control planes across mobile backhaul and packet core.
Alcatel-Lucent claims that its 9900 Wireless Network Guardian provides mobile operators with real-time visibility into the relationship between network element performance and end-user quality of experience across the entire wireless data network.
Basil Alwan, president of IP activities and head of carrier strategy at Alcatel-Lucent, said: Our packet core platforms deliver unmatched scale and performance to address the capacity crunch, our network intelligence and policy management solution enables operators to deliver personalised services with the appropriate subscriber quality of experience and we provide end-to-end management across the ‘all IP’ wireless network to reduce time to market and operational costs.