5G Core Network Solutions

5G Core (5GC) Network Solutions

5G speeds will create new experiences for consumers. Programmable networks, slicing, and narrowband devices will mean new classes of business applications. In sum, 5G will transform the role of mobile networks in society. Are you ready?

Which network functions do 5G core solutions include?

5G core solutions include key network components that facilitate a smooth next-gen transition. This includes Subscriber Data Management (SDM), Authentication Function (AUSF) performs authentication, Unified (4G+5G) Data Management (UDM) + Home Subscriber Server (HSS), Unified Data Repository (UDR), Unstructured Data Storage Function (UDSF), Policy Control Function (PCF) and Policy Control Rules Function (PCRF), Charging Function (CHF) + Online Charging System (OCS), UDR Agent Portal, Element Management System (EMS), and Enterprise Self-Service Portal (ESS). Together, they authenticate and authorize access to services in both 4G and 5G networks, support 4G and 5G subscriptions, enable convergent charging, monitor system health and performance, provide a self-care portal for enterprise customers for private 5G deployments, and more.

What are the benefits of 5G core service-based architecture?

5G upgrades the core network to service-based architecture (SBA). In contrast to traditional legacy network architectures, SBA relies on cloud or virtual network functions (VNFs), enabling virtualization and network slicing. A significant benefit is that it decouples NFs and improves system modularity; NFs are virtualized and communicate with each other using a common communication protocol. SBA simplifies operations using APIs, enables seamless integration of third-party applications with the core network, facilitates enhanced security, and more.

3GPP Cloud-Native 5GC Solutions

5GC Solution

5G Core Network

Alepo’s 5G Core solution comprises cloud-native 3GPP standards-compliant 5GC network functions (NFs) responsible for implementing subscription services, providing secured connectivity to subscribers, and handling charging and policy management.

Multi-Segment Offerings

Available for mobile, 5G fixed wireless access. Also available for enterprise segments for private 5G, in which it is a part of the compact 4G+5G core and is a resource-optimized, low-footprint offering based on database-less architecture.

Subscriber Data Management (SDM)

Alepo’s SDM module comes with AUSF, UDM+HSS to carry out authentication and authorization in 5G as well as 4G networks. Includes a common and highly scalable Universal Data Representation (UDR) and subscriber data repository that holds SIM identities, subscription profiles, policy data, application data, and session contexts. It also includes the Unstructured Data Storage Network Function (UDSF) that maintains application states and contexts for different network functions.

Converged Policy Control

Includes PCF and PCRF with a unified policy rule framework for data, voice, and application. Manages policies for 4G and 5G networks. Supports usage monitoring and integrates with the charging systems. Its business user-friendly GUI interface reduces time-to-market for advanced policy use cases.

Converged Charging

For voice, data, content, VAS, and IoT services across all access networks. Includes CHF and OCS; handles online and offline charging with the standards-based interfaces towards network functions. Coupled with Alepo’s Digital BSS, it offers complete billing and charging for retail and wholesale business cases.

Web-Based Management Portals

  • UDR agent portal: for service configurations, storing and managing subscriptions, policy data, and SIM identities.
  • EMS portal: to configure and provision various network function profiles and services.
  • Enterprise self-service portal: allows enterprises to efficiently manage their devices and connectivity for private 5G use cases.

Cloud-Based Microservice Architecture

Cloud- and PaaS-agnostic; supports public, private, and hybrid deployment options. Supports containerized and NFV-based deployment.

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5G-Ready Digital BSS

Alepo’s 5G-ready Digital BSS platform facilitates high-value 5G use cases, including IoT, and experience-based charging:
Partnerships: manage next-generation partnerships, agreements, and complex business models.
End-to-end 5G monetization: launch new services and use cases such as slicing, AR, VR, gaming, and more.
Policies: support billing and charging for complex business models; dynamically reshape and redeploy networks.
5G charging: support convergent online charging, real-time rating, and balance management. Ability to scale to hundreds of millions of devices.
Omnichannel engagement: engage with customers through various channels, including web, mobile, chatbot, social media.
IoT/M2M: manage millions of devices and multiple partners involved in the ecosystem to provide a full-stack solution to enterprise customers.
Architecture and protocols: all modules are microservice-based, virtualized (NFV), programmable, RESTful, and fully support DevOps work cycles and continuous real-time operations.

5G Digital BSS
5G Core Network Solution

Seamless Transition

Alepo’s core network solution + Digital BSS together support the unified management of 4G (EPC, IMS), C-IoT, and non-3GPP networks (such as WiFi). Our vast experience in digital transformation ensures service providers can evolve their operations and upgrade to 5G without disruption, shifting to a fully virtualized service-based environment.

4G mobile operators with a 5G-compatible core network can deploy 5G radio protocols while leveraging the existing 4G infrastructure. Alepo’s 4G core functions allow operators to support mixed radio connectivity, enabling them to gradually roll out coverage and services to their customers.

4G + 1

Alepo also extends support to operators not yet ready to move to 5G. We bridge the gap by creating a modern omnichannel experience for subscribers, incorporating WiFi offload into the operator’s network and supporting unique enterprise IoT offerings on their existing network.

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