Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sandvine's Service Delivery Engine Supports 3GPP Release 11

Sandvine released an updated version of its Service Delivery Engine (SDE) platform version with new Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) functionality to roll out revenue generating services faster than ever before, such as roaming notifications, bill shock prevention, family plans and data bundles.

Sandvine’s SDE is a fully-compliant PCRF product conforming to 3GPP Release 11. It can work in conjunction with Sandvine’s Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) to provide a unified platform for network policy control in fixed, mobile and converged operator networks, or alternatively the SDE interfaces with third party Policy and Charging Enforcement Functions (PCEFs).

Sandvine’s Service Delivery Engine 7.0 features include:

  • Unified policy definition, decision and enforcement across the control plane (PCRF) and the data plane (PCEF).
  • Shared policy engine with the Policy Traffic Switch (PTS), enabling high performance policy control without overwhelming signaling traffic
  • Application-centric, standards-based PCRF, capable of signalling policy enforcement to third party GGSNs or PGWs via standard Gx interface
  • 3GPP Release 11 standards compliance 
  • Integration with existing B/OSS systems through standard interfaces
  • Built-in integration with Sandvine’s Usage Management product to capitalize on revenue generating opportunities including service tiers, roaming notifications, bill shock prevention, family plans, day passes and third party promotions
  • ServiceDesigner graphical interface for rapid service creation 

Sandvine said its solution has been selected and/or deployed for more than twenty LTE networks.

“As mobile networks migrate from 3G to LTE, the need for universal service plans that bridge these technologies is critical,” said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine. “Sandvine’s latest SDE release builds on our existing foundation in the control plane and opens the doors for future developments in Software-Defined Networking.”

http://www.sandvine.com

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