LTE EPC Software Framework
The evolution of LTE entails a whole new core network with a flat, all-IP based architecture. The SAE defined by 3GPP has the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) as its main component and Mobility Management Entity (MME), Serving Gateway (SGW) and PDN Gateway (PGW) as the subcomponents. The introduction of this new architecture implies that telecom equipment manufacturers need to either undertake a migration of their current packet core platforms or develop a new evolved packet core ground up.
The Aricent Group offers a comprehensive suite of hardware-agnostic 3GPP-compliant protocol stacks and software frameworks for the EPC. These include offerings for eSAE gateway (the SGW and the PGW), as well as for the MME, and are easily integrated with Operations Administration and Management, Home Agent (HA) and data-path functions.
Aricent’s EPC solutions can help vendors reduce R&D expenses by up to 80% for MME products and by up to 50% for SGW/PGW products.Download Solution Brief
Evolved Packet Core Software Frameworks
The MME software framework includes support for S1-MME, S11, S6a, S10, S13, S101, S102, S3, SGs interfaces and scale to support up to 1 million subscribers. Download Solution Brief
The SGW/PGW software framework includes support for online and offline charging, static and dynamic QoS, default and dedicated bearers, and SGi interface based on local DHCP, RADIUS and DIAMETER. External interfaces supported include S11, Transparent SGi, Non-transparent SGi, S5, Gn, Gx, Gy/Ro, Gz/Rf, and S4. The framework can scale to support up to 1 million subscribers. Download Solution Brief
EPC-Lite is an integrated software offering which includes MME, Serving GW, PDN GW and HSS components or any combinations thereof to help TEMs develop low footprint customized core solutions for Niche markets such as public safety, rural and enterprises. EPC Lite can support 50,000 simultaneous attached subscribers.
Individual Protocol Stacks
In addition to complete software frameworks, we also offer eGTP and Diameter protocol stacks for multiple EPC interfaces, S1AP, SBcAP and NAS protocol stacks which can be licensed individually.
Hardware and OS agnostic stacks, enabling rapid porting and integration onto any hardware platforms and OS.
Customizable for scalability and performance depending on customer needs and can be used to address different customer segments like low-, mid-, and high-end markets.