With the pervasiveness of mobile devices, the Internet of Things, and 5G, your network has to be ready for what’s next. F5 Networks BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager (PEM) SDN is a policy charging enforcement function that gives you the network flexibility and control you need while delivering a reliable customer experience. F5 Networks BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager delivers the insight you need to understand subscriber behavior and effectively manage network traffic with a wide range of policy enforcement capabilities. BIG-IP PEM provides intelligent Layer-4 through Layer-7 traffic steering, network intelligence, and dynamic control of network resources through subscriber and context aware solutions. It also provides deep reporting, which you can capitalize on to build tailored services and packages based on subscribers’ app usage and traffic classification and patterns to increase ARPU.
These capabilities help you accurately identify the specific applications and services your subscribers are using, and how they’re using them. You can use this information to create service plans that meet the needs of your subscribers, while also using it to regulate network usage. The combination of differentiated services and network usage control leads to increased profitability. F5 Networks BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager performs subscriber discovery via RADIUS and/or DHCP and provides information such as IP address, IMSI, and user name, which, when correlated with application flows, allows for deeper understanding of the type of applications and services subscribers are using and how they are using them. In addition, F5 Networks BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager can retrieve info on RAT type (Radio Access Technology) via RADIUS messages and can apply different policies based on subscriber use of 3G or 4G LTE networks. F5 Networks BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager can also function as a RADIUS client for authentication and accounting for subscribers.
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Stay ahead of the transition from IPv4 to IPv6, without affecting the end-user experience. In reality, IPv4 is already outdated. With global IP addresses at their limit, it’s best to make the shift to IPv6 sooner rather than later. But what are the costs of switching? With F5 Networks BIG-IP Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT), not much. We’re in a strange place right now: IPv4 is spoken for and IPv6 is already in play, gaining more ground as we move forward. Simply switching to IPv6 opens you up to interoperability issues with IPv4 devices, websites, and services. But with F5 Networks BIG-IP Carrier Grade NAT, you don’t have to choose. F5 Networks BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager can quickly adjust to varying network demands via network functions virtualization (NFV). Deploy F5 Networks services as a software module that runs on BIG-IP hardware, or on any leading hypervisor. F5 Networks hardware is built with complete control over design, testing, and manufacturing — resulting in carrier grade reliability and availability.
Diameter Routing Agent
F5 Networks solutions help you manage your network in a variety of ways, consolidated on a unified platform. A single system streamlines your management processes, helping your network run more efficiently. How do you handle signal increases while maintaining network performance? The SDC Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) allows you to launch new services quickly and create tiered charging plans, without requiring complex integration or customization. And because it’s context-aware, the DRA provides network and subscriber information, giving you key insights for improving service quality and your overall customer experience. You can easily communicate with new IPv6 addresses, with flawless IPv4 backwards compatibility. Relationships with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) are a strategically vital portion of your business; however, they also open your network up to increased security threats. Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) sits on the edge of your network as a barrier to attackers.
Drive Monetization And Improve Subscriber Experience
Implement services based on subscriber level, according to plan, location, and device. In addition to recognizing who should access what and when, you’ll be able to gather data with network visibility. Create relevant plan tiers and offer new, over-the-top services based on user behavior patterns — then use BIG-IP PEM to enforce those plans and services. Ultimately, your customers need your network to be fast, reliable, and available. Through smarter traffic steering, more sophisticated policy management, and improvements in network functions, F5 Networks BIG-IP PEM leads to happier customers. And because happy customers are stickier customers, you’ll see reduced churn and better revenue. To remain profitable, Communications Service Providers (CSPs) must find new ways to support increased demands on their networks. Consumers are accustomed to anytime, anywhere access to resource-intensive content like streaming video and high-bandwidth apps — from their mobile devices.
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