Envisioning Private 5G Success with Compact Core

Envisioning Private 5G Success with Compact Core

Envisioning private 5G success with Compact Core

 

8th of July 2020

 

 

 

5G is set to change the way large and small enterprises operate; from universities, ports, smart cities, factories, farms, and buildings, its use cases can meet all business needs. And the key network component that will enable all the unique features of 5G for these enterprises: Compact Core.

The Compact Core is an industrialized solution designed for enterprises that need carrier-grade network connectivity with a limited resource footprint to deliver services to their users. It is especially useful for those who want private network connectivity, whether it is over LTE or 5G. The deployment involves pre-integrated access and core network components for quick setup and less complex operations.

How the Compact Core benefits an enterprise

The Compact Core is a complete pre-integrated and self-contained solution that includes the network core and other networking infrastructure, which seamlessly works with end devices and the radio access network. It does not impact and is not dependent on external systems or organizations.

Swift deployment

In terms of time, Compact Core deployment is highly efficient. Enterprises can launch a private LTE or 5G network along with mobile broadband and voice services in a single project, saving on the time they would otherwise need to deploy these services individually. Since the solution is pre-integrated, no extensive development, customization, or testing is needed to go live.

Cloud-native benefits

The Compact Core is a modernized software solution that leverages the power of cloud, abstracting the underlying complex functionality. It is the smartest choice when upgrading from legacy telco infrastructure to modern, web-scale, 5G architecture. Capable of serving multiple enterprises, it uses SaaS-based multi-tenant architecture. Each tenant has a dedicated configuration, user management, and can self-service through web portals. This setup offers automated, cost-efficient, and hassle-free operations with dynamic provisioning of core capacity based on individual business requirements.

Flexible footprint

Whether the enterprise wants to deploy securely on-premise or on the public cloud, the modern compact core solution has a small resource footprint and flexibility of deployment modes. An in-memory database and ability to scale up and down sets it apart from legacy telco core solutions.

Role of Alepo’s Compact Core in private 5G enablement

Alepo is a software company that offers Subscriber Data Management and policy network functions for the Compact Core. It manages subscriber identities, service subscriptions, and is responsible for authentication, authorizing secure access to network services. It also includes the web-based Enterprise Self-Service (ESS) Portal that enables enterprises to self-manage SIM cards, end-to-end subscription and device lifecycles, and real-time connection and usage monitoring. Alepo’s pre-integrated partners bring the RAN, end devices, and other infrastructure needed to flip the switch and turn on the 5G network.

Ready for real 5G launch

The Compact Core equips an enterprise to launch its private LTE or 5G services. Essential services include enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), voice calls, and video calls. It can also include services such as push-to-talk or walkie-talkie. Further, users can get 5G benefits such as ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (URLLC) for M2M and IoT applications.

Most existing 5G networks are powered by 4G core/EPC and 5G RAN (non-standalone 5G). They are dependent on the 4G core and therefore are not end-to-end 5G networks. Alepo’s new-generation Compact Core, along with the ESS Portal, is 5G-compliant. All elements are pre-integrated to rapidly enable enterprises to set up a new standalone 5G network with zero dependence on the 4G core.

Nitish Muley

Nitish Muley

Senior Engineer

Nitish has spent years building mobile apps for technologies like VR, AR, IoT, and is currently working on Alepo’s newest products. Always up to speed with the latest in the industry, Nitish is a voracious reader – and fervent writer – about all things related to tech and wireless standards. After hours, he wears a traveler’s hat, pursuing his love for photography as he explores different countries.

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In partnership with Alepo, Green Com S.A. completes a Major BSS Transformation in Equatorial Guinea

In partnership with Alepo, Green Com S.A. completes a Major BSS Transformation in Equatorial Guinea

With Alepo’s complete, carrier-grade solutions for policy control, real-time charging and billing, roaming and interconnect billing, subscriber data management, and CRM, Green Com S.A. has launched new 3G voice and data services in Equatorial Guinea.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Austin, TX, USA; Malabo, Equatorial Guinea– Alepo (www.alepo.com) – an award-winning global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that Green Com S.A. – a mobile network operator, doing business under the brand name Muni in Equatorial Guinea – has launched 3G services powered by Alepo’s complete BSS transformation solution for voice, data, and roaming. The successful completion of the BSS transformation project has enabled Green Com to modernize the customer experience and to gain a competitive edge with advanced mobile offers and bundles.

Green Com leadership cited the need to evolve the existing network and IT infrastructure in order to streamline business processes and operations. The project resulted in a more agile and convergent network environment that enables Green Com to launch innovative mobile offers and service bundles faster than ever. With Alepo’s policy and charging control (PCC) framework, Green Com S.A. today can launch popular mobile data offers and promotions, such as app-based bundles, turbo or on-demand bandwidth, family plans and shared wallets, location-based offers, and much more.

                                                              Oumar Bonkoungou, CEO, Green Com

Oumar Bonkoungou, CEO, Green Com

Alepo’s PCC solution enables real-time data usage alerts and the ability to require SMS authorization from a subscriber before mobile data overage services are charged. With Alepo’s solution subscribers enjoy full control over their data usage leading to a more transparent and positive customer experience. In addition, this allows Green Com S.A. to deliver hyper-contextual, in-the-moment promotional offers and brand-boosting discounts.

“We understand the need for telcos to be focused on subscribers’ demands and come up with innovative services that resonates with their digital lifestyles,” said Charles Borome, CTO at Green Com S.A. He added, “With Alepo as our technology partner, we are now able to deliver unprecedented quality and value of services to our subscribers based on their needs and lifestyles in real time.”

Since the implementation of Alepo’s solution, Green Com S.A. has reported early signs of subscriber growth. The project was implemented within ten months with no customer disturbances and with no reported data errors. As part of the project, Alepo delivered a carrier-grade BSS software framework that combines advanced policy and charging control, DPI, CRM, and convergent billing on a unified cross-functional platform. Alepo SE made it possible for Green Com to bring together multiple communications services, including mobile voice, data, content, and VAS, as well as multiple access technologies in a single, truly convergent BSS environment. This led to reduced complexity and operational costs for Green Com.

“Green Com S.A. has shown tremendous leadership in the region through its efforts to modernize its legacy system, which will benefit its customers, employees, and stakeholders alike,” said Shivani Sardesai, Director for Africa region at Alepo.  She added, “We’re proud to be Green Com’s preferred technology partner to turn this vision into reality.”

Alepo’s partnership with Green Com S.A. marks the company’s second deployment in Equatorial Guinea, following a successful deployment of policy, charging, and billing solutions for fixed and mobile data networks in the region. In the surrounding region, Alepo supports mobile operators and internet service providers in Ghana, Nigeria, and Niger.

About Green Com

Green Com S.A is an established mobile network operator in Equatorial Guinea, offering 2G mobile services. In August 2016 Green Com launched its 3G data services in Equatorial Guinea. The company is built on the principles of making quality products and providing innovative and reliable services. Green Com S.A.’s unique service has established its place in this industry. This allows the company to make a distinctive and substantial impact for its clients.

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/muni-eg

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