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5G Converged Policy Control Function (5G PCF+PCRF)

Converged Policy Control Function

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

The PCF in 5G 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 applications, supports innovation and enrichment through service exposure, and offers advanced analytics for improved services.

How does 5G PCF work?

The 5G PCF uses the policy subscription information store 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 SMF for session management policy. The Converged Policy Control Function supports rule configuration based on subscription information and network parameters and provides policies for data, voice, and application services in 4G and 5G networks.

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Advanced Policy Use Cases

Alepo’s combo PCF+PCRF caters to policy control requirements in 4G and 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 5G PCF includes a flexible and robust web interface that empowers users to configure policy rules and 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 UE, 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’s 5G Policy Control Function 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 telecom 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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Product Brief

Alepo’s Converged Policy Control Function (PCF+PCRF)

The PCF+PCRF combo node empowers operators to swiftly configure, launch, and manage advanced policy use cases for 4G and 5G networks. Read the product brief to understand how this converged platform works and the benefits it provides.

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