Network Exposure Function (NEF)
Network Exposure Function
Alepo Network Exposure Function (NEF) is a cloud-native 3GPP standards-compliant network function that facilitates secure exposure of network services and capabilities of the 5G network to third-party applications using REST-based APIs. It enables developers and enterprises to customize services and drive service transformation through a broader ecosystem.
What is Network Exposure Function (NEF)?
How does NEF work?
The NEF provides an integration layer that connects enterprises and third-party developer applications to the operator’s network, enabling them to create on-demand services. It employs a cloud-native microservice-based architecture and implements open RESTful APIs. It supports service developer kits (SDKs) and provides service exposure capabilities in keeping with developer workflows and practices.
Network Function: 5G NEF
Realize 5G Potential
Alepo has partnered with leading technology innovators to provide a highly flexible and future-proof NEF that:
- Employs Service-Based Architecture (SBA): enables external applications to communicate with the 5G Core via APIs, helping consume and expose services and capabilities provided by the 5GC for internal or external third parties.
- Implements cloud-native and microservice-based architecture: provides more control and supports future growth.
- Enables multiple deployment options: can be deployed in public, private, and hybrid cloud, and supports PaaS-agnostic deployment with advanced application capabilities.
- Prevents vendor lock-in: the vendor-agnostic system supports multiple partners, and can be deployed in tandem with Alepo’s solutions as well as third-party systems.
Accelerate Service Innovation
Alepo’s Network Exposure Function provides a simple, secure, and streamlined means to control network access for external applications, enabling developers and enterprises to swiftly create, launch, and manage new services. Its modern and advanced underlying architecture helps to:
- Leverage Software Developer Kits (SDKs): supports a developer environment with service exposure capabilities in sync with developer workflows and practices. Operators can extend advanced capabilities to activate multiple libraries, functions, and containers with just a few additional clicks through a wide range of plugins, simplifying service introduction.
- Ensure scalability: employs secured, open, RESTful APIs that ensure simplified exposure for network events and functionalities.
- Support partnerships: provides secure access for partners to launch and manage advanced innovations.
Monetize Next-Gen Services
Subscriber Data Management enables operators to rapidly transition to 5G, supporting multiple next-gen use cases and 4G/5G interworking. Watch the webinar to learn how SDM works and know more about the ROI opportunities it presents.
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