Ericsson’s Service-Aware Policy Controller (SAPC) allow increasing revenue through personalized services, while optimizing the utilization of network resources. SAPC: Ericsson’s convergent policy controller Deploying policy servers to add intelligence and control to the network not only boosts revenues. Ericsson Internal | | Page 3. SAPC Deployment Flexibility. SAPC. SAPC can be deployed as: PNF. VNF. EPC. vSAPC. UDC. EIPC.

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Users are treated as part of an offering or group according to their subscription references.

Digital Communications Spring Today, with advanced new mobile terminals and good tariff plans, end users are increasingly likely to use their mobile devices to access the new services via the Internet.

He has spent much of his career developing innovative solutions in ericseon care, policy control, and systems management.

For the past five years he has been involved in developing the specifications of the SAPC and is currently responsible for Fixed Mobile Convergence. Examples include converged bandwidth control for wireless access, wireline access or both.

For example, they could be divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze groups for all the types of access they are granted. Apart from incorporating new functional features, emphasis is put on operations and aspects of management.

However, 3GPP Rel-8 is only the initial step toward achieving a complete multiaccess network. This involves the ability to specify separate quotas per service or access type, or to define quotas common to both access types. He has worked in a variety of areas including design, architecture and system management. Traditional policy control offerings have been divided into two categories: The subscriber in this demonstration initiated concurrent wireline and wireless sessions.

Ian holds a B.

In this role he helps define and coordinate the evolution of SAPC. A network edge element the multi-access edge or MAE provides connectivity to the internet, in addition to supporting a diverse set of services.


Ericsson review: SAPC: Ericsson’s convergent policy controller

Broadband Forum specifications www. During the past 10 years he has focused on network performance and management, policy control, and system management. This allows for seamless enduser movement from the wireline network to the wireless network or vice versaand sets the stage for true multiaccess networks. Performance Analysis, Evaluation, and Applications Journal. It also supports connection to the network application layer via standard protocols or using web service technology for easy integration with application functions that do not implement 3GPP or TISPAN protocols.

The SAPC supports common accumulators for use with both wireline and wireless access. Convergence also provides a strong value proposition, by reducing total cost of ownership TCO and introducing new revenue streams via a futureproof investment.

Ericsson review: SAPC: Ericsson’s convergent policy controller

New revenue streams Being able to control a network with ericsaon and wireless services from a single point opens the door to new business opportunities. He is currently responsible for releases of SAPC. In the system architecture, the core network hosts the anchor point a packet data network gateway or PDN-GW for these access types. The SAPC, which served as the centralized policy decision erjcsson. Now, however, network service providers can employ a single core network to manage multiple access methods, and policy control has evolved to reflect this.

This sap network service providers the tools to differentiate between user categories that can be defined across accesses; and converged fair usage control based on time, volume or both.

Reports about wireless access usage are received through the Gx interface; wireline access usage is conveyed via RADIUS accounting messages.

The functionality is key to give users information about their current options for extending ericssob service when, say, a usage limit has been reached.

The SAPC communicates with wireless and wireline access gateways using standard or de facto standard protocols. The demonstration involved a subscriber able to access the network from both a wireless and a wireline access network.

In this new context, network service providers are striving to provide a high-performance network that delivers highly rewarding multimedia experiences, encourages long-term customer loyalty, and supports marketdifferentiating services. The SAPC collects the reported volume in a user accumulation counter that permits control of subscriber usage and allows for actions to be taken when subscribers exceed their usage limits.


The Ericssoj component makes policy decisions for wireline and wireless accesses, providing a centralized control that is based on a single subscription. The infrastructure for the live demonstration consisted of the following parts: With converged policy control, network service providers can use common functions and processes to control multiple access methods. The user had a subscription to a wireline-wireless plan with a data usage limit of 10GB — wireline, wireless or both.

He has worked in the telecom industry for over 15 years in the areas of design and architecture, and holds several patents in policy management and control. By applying fair-usage policies, network service providers can minimize end-user abuse by the 10 percent of subscribers who consume 90 percent of network resources.

In addition, the introduction of subscriber- and serviceaware sac gives network service providers the ability to optimize network performance. During the course of the sessions, the user subscription was reassigned through the GUI to the Silver group. Telephone networks have evolved from dedicated links used mainly for narrowband telephony applications to a common broadband network, the resources of which are shared by a multitude of end users who compete with one another for quality of service QoS.

This category of users is entitled to high QoS over both wireline and wireless accesses. Gary holds a B. Javier holds an M. He has devoted the past five years to 3GPP standards that drive ericxson control architecture.

Policy control plays a pivotal role in regulating this new reality. Aaron Mar joined Ericsson in when Redback Networks was acquired.