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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With converged policy control, network service providers can use common functions and processes to control multiple access methods. Users are treated as part of an offering or group according to their subscription references.

Ericsson review: SAPC: Ericsson’s convergent policy controller

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. During the demonstration, the subscriber initiated concurrent wireline and wireless sessions. The effect of the downgrade could be seen in the monitoring PCs.

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.

For example, they could be divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze groups for all the types of access they are granted. Furthermore, they are in step with FIGURE 1 Converged policy control for network service providers offering wireless and wireline access.

Wireless structural health monitoring system Literature review. Market view and vision The market for policy control is very active, especially for wireless access following the introduction of mobile broadband. Apart from incorporating new functional features, emphasis is put on operations and aspects of management. 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.


For the past five years he has been involved in developing the specifications of the SAPC and is currently responsible for Fixed Mobile Convergence. In addition, the introduction of subscriber- and serviceaware control gives network service providers the ability to optimize network performance. This category of users is entitled to high QoS over both wireline and wireless accesses. Documents Flashcards Grammar checker. Broadband Forum specifications www.

edicsson Examples include converged bandwidth control for wireless access, wireline access or both. He has devoted the past five years to 3GPP standards that drive policy control architecture. Traditional policy control offerings have been divided into two categories: 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.

Policy control plays a pivotal role in regulating this new reality. The user had a subscription to a wireline-wireless plan with a data usage limit of 10GB — wireline, wireless or both. Proof of concept becomes product Given the success of the SAPC demonstration at the Mobile World Congresseticsson next logical step is product commercialization.

It does not, for instance, specify how wireline access should be included. Ian holds edicsson B. Convergence also provides a strong value proposition, by reducing total erjcsson of ownership TCO and introducing new revenue streams via a futureproof investment. The SAPC also supports fair usage functionality by extracting wireline and wireless access information.

He is currently responsible for releases of SAPC. 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

This approach provides all the required functionality coming from both wireless and wireline access Figure 1. The demonstration involved a subscriber able to access the network from both a wireless and a wireline access network.


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. The converged approach gives added value.

This involves the ability to specify separate quotas per service or access type, or to define quotas common to both access types. The SAPC, which served as the centralized policy decision point. The subscriber in this demonstration initiated concurrent wireline and wireless sessions. 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.

Performance Analysis, Evaluation, and Applications Journal. Convergent policy control from concept to product SAPC: In keeping with the architecture, the SAPC prototype also integrates new functionality for wireline access.

The SAPC communicates with wireless and wireline access gateways using standard or de facto standard protocols. He has spent much of his career developing innovative solutions in customer care, policy control, and systems management.

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

In this new context, ericsspn 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.