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

Ericsson review: SAPC: Ericsson’s convergent policy controller

Examples of actions are restricting access, downgrading QoS, redirecting, declining sessions, and notifying the subscriber via text message or e-mail. He is currently responsible for releases of SAPC. Performance Analysis, Evaluation, and Applications Journal. He has devoted the past five years dapc 3GPP standards that drive policy control architecture.

Policy control plays a pivotal role in regulating this new reality. For example, they could be divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze groups for all the types of access they are granted. In this sa;c he helps define and coordinate the evolution of SAPC. Javier holds an M. The SAPC, which served as the centralized policy decision point.

In keeping with the architecture, ericswon SAPC prototype also integrates new functionality for wireline access. The demonstration involved a subscriber able to access the network from both a wireless and a wireline access network.

Ian holds a B. During the demonstration, the subscriber initiated concurrent wireline and wireless sessions.

Digital Communications Spring This approach provides all the required functionality coming from both wireless and wireline access Figure 1. 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 involves the ability to specify separate quotas per service or access type, or to define quotas sa;c to both access types.

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In addition, the introduction of subscriber- and serviceaware control gives network service providers the ability to optimize network performance. Reports about wireless access usage are received through the Gx interface; wireline access usage is conveyed via RADIUS accounting messages. The SAPC supports common accumulators for use with both wireline and wireless access.

In the system architecture, the core network hosts the anchor point a packet data network gateway or PDN-GW for these access types. With converged policy control, network service providers can use common functions sqpc processes to control multiple access methods.

Ericsson review: SAPC: Ericsson’s convergent policy controller

Apart from incorporating new functional features, emphasis is put on operations and aspects of management. The SAPC also supports fair usage functionality by extracting wireline and wireless access information. Gary holds a B. 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.

She then obtained an Ericson. Now, however, network service providers can employ a single core network to manage multiple access methods, and policy control has evolved to reflect this. The SAPC component makes policy decisions for wireline and wireless accesses, providing a centralized control that is based on a single subscription.


This category of users is entitled to high QoS over both eficsson and wireless accesses. Convergence also provides a strong value proposition, by reducing total cost of ownership TCO and introducing new revenue streams via a futureproof investment.

It does not, for instance, specify how wireline access should be included. PCs for monitoring usage and QoS of user sessions initiated from both access networks. With this network architecture, the SAPC can, when it receives an accounting start, stop, or interim message, detect when user sessions have been established, terminated or changed.

After reaching this limit, the subscriber was redirected to a web portal where the quota could be topped up. He has worked in the telecom industry for over 15 years in the areas of ericssln and architecture, and holds several patents in policy management and control. Wireless structural health monitoring system Literature review.

He has spent much of his career developing innovative solutions in customer care, policy control, and systems management. Proof of concept becomes product Given the success of the SAPC demonstration at the Mobile World Congressthe next logical step is product commercialization. This gives 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.

Traditional policy control offerings have been divided into two categories: The converged approach gives added value. Broadband Forum specifications www.