In telecommunications, the core network is the central element of a network that provides services to customers who are connected by the access network. There are a number of services that the core network provides, but one of the main functions is to route telephone calls across the PSTN (public switched telephone network).

Our core network technologies provide the flexibility, adaptability, and responsiveness you need to launch new next-generation services. They can help you take advantage of the latest developments – including 4G, 5G, mobile broadband, and IoT – with core infrastructure that simplifies operations and enables new business.

  • LTE release 14 compliant.
  • Implements one MME with built-in SGW, PGW, PCRF, HSS and EIR.
  • Supports several eNodeBs with standard S1 interface (S1AP and GTP-U protocols).
  • NAS integrity check and encryption using the AES, Snow3G and ZUC algorithms. Ciphering support is now subject to export rules for your country.
  • Support of USIM cards using the XOR, Milenage or TUAK authentication algorithm.
  • Handling of UE procedures: attach, authentication, security configuration, detach, tracking area update, service access, radio bearer establishment, paging.
  • Multi-PDN support and built-in dynamic ERAB setup for easy VoLTE/IMS testing.
  • Transparent access to the IP network (no external Serving Gateway or PDN Gateway is necessary).
  • Configurable access point name, IP range, DNS and E-RAB QoS.
  • Support sending of Public Warning System messages (ETWS/CMAS).
  • IPv6 support.
  • Configurable logging system for all channels with built-in text decoders.
  • Remote API using WebSocket.
  • Command line monitor.
  • PSM and eDRX support.
  • Supports several IMS servers with Rx interface.
  • Support of NB-IoT RAT and control plane CIoT optimization.
  • Non-IP data delivery CIoT feature.
  • Attach without PDN connectivity CIoT feature.
  • User management via internal database without any external HSS.
  • Support of optional S6a interface with external HSS.
  • Support of optional S13 interface with external EIR.
  • Support of optional SGsAP interface with external VLR/MSC.
  • Support of broadcast and multicast PDN options.
  • Support of DCNR UEs.
  • Implements P-CSCF with built-in I-CSCF, S-CSCF and HSS
  • Support of SIP protocol
  • Support of MD5, AKAv1 and AKAv2 authentication
  • Support of ISIM cards using the XOR, Milenage or TUAK authentication algorithm
  • Support of IPSec (ESP/transport, all algorithms)
  • Support of voice and video calls between UEs
  • Support of voice and video echo test
  • Support of call hold
  • Support of emergency call
  • Support of SMS (GSM 3.40) using SIP MESSAGE and SMS over SG
  • IPv4 and IPv6 support
  • Support of Rx interface for QoS
  • User management via internal database or with Cx interface to use external HSS
  • Command line monitor
  • Remote API using WebSocket
  • User configurable list of service and multicast components
  • M2AP protocol support
  • Generate one stream per service over the M1 interface (GTP + SYNC protocols)
  • Built-in test RTP packet generator
  • Remote API using WebSocket

Scalable EPC is a flexible core network solution for deployment of 4G LTE mobile networks. It consists of a software platform capable of providing key Evolved Packet Core network component functions including the Mobile Management Entity (MME), the Serving Gateway (S-GW), and the Packet Data Network Gateway (PDN-GW). In addition to these network elements, capabilities for the Home Subscriber Server (HSS) can also be provided.

The scalable EPC is suitable for scalable deployment of 4G LTE networks by leveraging commercial computing platforms identified and selected towards a network operators particular network size and growth requirements. Public mobile networks can be deployed on high capacity computing platforms, while smaller private or remote broadband networks can be supported by enterprise server platforms or even small form factor CPU modules.

Each of the network functions within the scalable EPC can be deployed across individual and/or multiple hardware systems. The system architecture enables a deployment architecture that distribute session management, reduce backhaul traffic and offer a great Quality of Experience for its users.

Customer Applications

  • Remote & Rural Networks
  • Public Safety Broadband Networks
  • Private LTE Networks
  • Application and device test networks

Software Licensing based on:

  • Number of devices registered to MME
  • Number of simultaneous sessions supported by S-GW & PDN-GW
  • Number of users in the optional internal HSS

RKTPL offers full EPC core network functionality to support broadband network operators in deployment of 4G LTE technology.

Example Network Configurations:

  • Centralized HSS & EPC
  • Operator Centralized HSS with multiple remote EPC’s
  • Hosted HSS connected to multiple remote EPC’s
  • Remote EPC connected to existing 3rd party HSS

Deployment Platforms

  • Computing Appliance
  • 1RU Server Systems
  • Cloud-based deployment
  • Virtual Machine support

IMG provides a cost-effective, standards-compliant solution for completing calls between traditional telephone and wireless networks. This powerful platform delivers full-featured functionality and uncompromising performance in a Compact PCI form factor.

When deployed remotely at the edge of the network,our IMG enables operators to connect to TDM networks such as the local PSTN. On a distributed network, multiple IMGs can support small concentrations of traffic and offload backhaul links from carrying unnecessary voice traffic. Deployed with the RAN solution, remote IMGs enable operators to reach new coverage areas by sharing a common, All-IP switching core.

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