Policy Control Function (PCF)

Converged Policy Control Function  (PCF+PCRF)

Converged Policy Control Function

Alepo’s 3GPP Release 16 compliant combo node comprising Policy Control Function (PCF) and Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) is a converged (4G+5G) platform that empowers operators to easily and swiftly implement advanced policy use cases in 4G and 5G networks.  
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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

Converged Policy Control

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:

  • 4G, 5G-NSA, 5G-SA deployments
  • Static as well as dynamic policies
  • Access mobility policy
  • Session management policy
  • IMS integration for VoNR and VoLTE
  • Seamless session continuity for inter-RAT handover

Intuitive Web Portal For Policy Configuration

Alepo PCF includes a flexible and robust web interface that empowers users to configure policy rules and their evaluation criteria based on their unique business needs. This helps operators create highly contextual and personalized offers that resonate with subscribers’ digital lifestyles. Features include:

  • 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
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Reduced Time To Market

Alepo PCF makes it simple to swiftly define new policy use cases with a rich library of ready-to-use policy use cases and a modern user interface. It enables operators to:

  • 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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