Converged Policy Control Function (PCF+PCRF)
Converged Policy Control Function
What is PCF in 5G?
The 5G Policy Control Function (PCF) serves as a unified platform to govern the implementation of policy control and charging rules. It enables end-to-end policy management based on network parameters, implements slice-based policies for highly specific applications, supports innovation and enrichment through service exposure, and offers advanced analytics for improved services.
How does PCF work?
The Policy Control Function (5G PCF) uses the policy subscription information stored in the User Data Repository (UDR) to provide policy rules to network functions (SMF/AMF). It uses a standard REST-based interface to integrate with AMF for access and mobility policy, and with SMF for session management policy. The converged platform supports rule configuration based on subscription information and network parameters, and provides policies for data, voice, and application services in 4G and 5G networks.
Alepo 5G Core Network Function: PCF + PCRF
Advanced Policy Use Cases
Alepo’s combo PCF+PCRF caters to policy control requirements in 4G as well 5G networks. It provides a unified platform for configuring and managing policy decisions based on various network parameters, user subscriptions, and usage to deliver the policies.
The use cases supported are:
Intuitive Web Portal For Policy Configuration
- Provides an easy-to-use GUI to create policy rules with a rich set of policy conditions
- Manages policy profiles for AM, SM (Session and PCC rules)
- Provides a high-performance flexible rule engine for policy evaluation
Reduced Time To Market
- Drag and drop policy use cases into play
- Reorder use cases based on priority
- Visualize rule logic and hierarchy
- Significantly reduce configuration time and errors
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Alepo’s PCRF integrates policy and charging systems to unlock new and advanced revenue streams. This whitepaper discusses the solution’s features and benefits, common integration challenges, the latest use cases, and more.
This report by leading telecom analyst Ovum provides a detailed look at Alepo’s PCRF, a highly scalable, easy-to-integrate, and user-friendly solution. Understand the solution’s capabilities, benefits, USPs, and Alepo’s expertise.
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