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Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC)

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Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC)

by Cindy Turner

Affirmed Networks’ virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) solution offers mobile network operators the agility and flexibility necessary to keep up with traffic demand, to scale their networks and deliver differentiated services tailored to specific use cases such as: Consumer, IoT, private LTE, Wi-Fi, GiLAN, VoLTE, CUPs, fixed wireless, edge compute and 5G services.

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Affirmed’s virtualized evolved packet solution capabilities include CUPS, 5G NSA, network slicing, integrated virtual probe, virtualized DPI, GiLAN, analytics and security services, virtualized Wi-Fi, and service automation platform. Operators can achieve as much as 90% reduction in OpEx and 60% in CapEx savings at the lowest TCO by integrating all major network functions with Affirmed’s integrated GiLAN and virtual probe.

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Innovation in the Mobile Core

vEPC Transforming the Mobile Industry

3GPP Compliant Open Architecture
3GPP Compliant SGSN, MME, GGSN, SGW and PGW to support network services for 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, and VoLTE on a standards-based, open architecture reducing risk and eliminating vendor lock-in.

Hosted vEPC in Public Cloud
Deliver innovative 4G and 5G services over a scalable cloud infrastructure, test new markets cost-effectively without the excessive capital investment with Affirmed’s mobile network as a service solution, a cloud-based offering providing a scalable, flexible mobile network in any cloud.

Mobile Core Delivers Over 168 Gbps Throughput
Affirmed’s virtual evolved packet core enables operators to lower their cost per bit delivered on the smallest resource footprint by delivering the best network performance of up to 168 Gbps throughput on a single Intel® Xeon® server on any NFVI architecture.

Virtualized Wi-Fi Gateway
Improve and expand network coverage, deliver 5G levels of performance, add new services such as Wi-Fi calling (VoWiFi) and enhance consumer experience with Affirmed’s Virtualized Wi-Fi Gateway that combines Wi-Fi functions of ePDG(Evolved Packet Data Gateway) and TWAG (Trusted Wi-Fi Access Gateway) with cellular services on a single platform.

Virtualized GiLAN and DPI Solution
Quickly, easily chain together service features, accelerating new service creation based on the requirement with Affirmed’s virtualized integrated DPI and GiLAN services that offers rich set of customer-centric service and control capabilities including application-based charging, proxy services, TCP optimization, video optimization, security services and more.

Virtualized Network Slicing
Deliver customized and differentiated services based on latency, throughput, security, availability and other requirements with fine-grained network slicing across legacy, virtualized and multi-vendor network environments, using Affirmed’s virtualized Slice Selection Function.

Distributed architecture
A distributed architecture (Control and User Plane Separation) to support high bandwidth low latency applications and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC).

Integrated Virtual Probe
Enhance customer experience by improving network quality with real-time network intelligence using Affirmed’s integrated virtual probe and analytics solution that embeds probe/packet brokering functions into its vEPC. Reduce (probing) costs by as much as 50% without impacting network performance or need for additional hardware.

Automated Service Provisioning and Creation
Deliver faster service activation times and self-service capabilities, and reduce OpEx by as much as 77% with automated service provisioning and testing of new services using Affirmed’s Service Automation Platform, a network-wide service automation and orchestration platform.

Affirmed Customers

Etisalat on Affirmed Networks’ Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) Solution

“This national deployment of vEPC now provides Etisalat with an innovative and flexible way to deliver services and connectivity to customers across the UAE, regardless of their location.”
Esmaeel Alhammadi, Senior VP of Network Development, Etisalat

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