Alepo Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) Transformation is a holistic approach to evolve your policy and access framework to a modern, flexible, and highly extensible system for optimal network performance. Alepo’s expertise in digital transformation, aided by the AAA’s proven integration framework, has ensured successful projects supporting millions of concurrent subscribers – all with zero downtime and no changes to existing IT systems.
What is AAA transformation?
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) transformation is a holistic approach to evolve the legacy AAA and policy framework to optimize the performance of WiFi, FTTx, 5G, and other IP-based broadband networks and for them to realize sophisticated end-to-end business processes. Transforming to a modern, scalable, and highly extensible AAA infrastructure helps CSPs control how subscribers can access and consume data services. It accelerates the network experience with high signaling speed, availability, and capacity, reduces noise, enables policy enforcement, streamlines operations, provides endless scalability, and helps launch advanced next-gen use cases.
How does AAA help in network modernization?
Authentication, Authorization and Accounting impacts a host of functions, including billing, provisioning, and security. AAA serves as a bridge between modern networks and devices. It ensures high QoS by optimizing resource use and ensuring high availability. It is flexible and scales dynamically with changing traffic load. Significantly, it helps boost the customer experience (CX) even as bandwidth demands continue to increase and drives revenue by supporting innovative and differentiated services.
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) Transformation
Alepo AAA Transformation provides a single platform for broadband, mobile, WiFi, and M2M/IoT segments, streamlining operations and reducing the total cost of ownership.
Smooth integration across platforms: provides standards-based 3GPP interfaces with dual-stack RADIUS and Diameter capabilities, along with REST and SOAP APIs to support smooth integrations across any network and access technology.
No vendor lock-in: interoperable with any best-of-breeds network, enabling a multi-vendor network for better price and performance and reducing both upfront and long-term network costs.
Multiple deployment modes: can be deployed on public (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure), private or hybrid cloud as well as virtual machines, in any NFVi environment using ETSI-based standard integration or custom interfaces provided by NFV infrastructure vendors.
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Improve Performance and Scalability
High-performing carrier-grade platform: offers 99.999% availability; assures uninterrupted customer experience even as the network grows.
Stateless AAA: can be horizontally and vertically scaled with an industry-leading Transactions Per Second (TPS) benchmark of 36,000 TPS, and sub-millisecond latency for millions of subscribers.
Increased network capacity: eliminates non-productive signaling traffic, increasing network capacity. Built-in intelligence handles endless loops of authentication requests by redirecting users and instructing them to take corrective action, keeping network performance high.
Seamless integration: proven and scalable integration framework for provisioning uses the API Gateway module, ensuring authentication, authorization, and accounting transformation with zero impact on existing IT integrations.
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Intuitive user-friendly web portal: for configuration, managing subscriber profiles, access policies, external systems integrations, and many more.
Swift error-free customization: A high-performing and real-time scripting engine, available on GUI, enables operators to write and implement custom rules in-house and run them without having to recompile or “dirty up” the source code. The scripts are written in human-readable language to facilitate swift error-free implementation.
Centralized configuration management: for changes across all AAA nodes, accelerating configurations, and minimizing errors.
Self-healing system: can be recovered within minutes in case of outages and failures. Automatically switches to emergency mode when database connectivity is lost, avoiding single points of failure, revenue loss, and service disruption.
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The platform supports varied use cases across networks, including 5G use cases such as slice authentication, authentication and authorization for DNN provisioning, and authenticating access from non-3GPP networks.
How do you know it’s time for a AAA Transformation?
- You have an open-source AAA that is not able to scale or cater to growing business needs.
- The AAA is unable to address new business requirements such as NFV compliance, VoWiFi, and 5G.
- Your AAA is due for support renewal or has reached end-of-life, and the upgrade is expensive.
- You have multiple AAAs in your network that cause an overhead and expense to manage.
- Your AAA is facing scalability issues and is unable to handle your increasing subscriber base.
- Your AAA is not flexible, difficult to customize, and requires many vendor change requests.
- Managing operations has become complex due to the number of customizations, integrations, and configurations.
- You face frequent downtime because the platform is not stable and is difficult to support.
Download Case Study: A leading South Asian MNO implements Alepo’s Virtualized AAA (vAAA)
Whitepapers and Briefs
Authentication Authorization Accounting (AAA) Transformation evolves the legacy AAA and policy framework to a modern, scalable, and highly extensible infrastructure. This whitepaper details how it optimizes network resources, streamlines operations, how you can implement it, and more.
While the core functions of AAA remain the same, vAAA provides far richer capabilities for resource optimization and ensures smooth operations with changing traffic demands. The whitepaper discusses vAAA deployment, benefits, challenges and how to tackle them, and more.
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