Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) for Policy Control in 3G & 4G Mobile Networks
Leipzig, May 11, 2010 – ipoque, German provider of solutions for Internet traffic management and analysis, today launched its new PRX-PE system for policy control, charging and value-added services. This addition to the PRX Traffic Manager portfolio is ipoque’s solution for 3G and 4G mobile operators.
PRX-PE is designed for seamless integration with third-party policy control and quota management systems. PRX-PE’s real-time identification of applications and protocols running in a network enables operators to enforce policy rules like bandwidth guarantees and limits, traffic quota and application priorities in order to avoid network congestion or to enable tiered pricing plans. It also features forwarding capabilities for selected application traffic to value-added IP service platforms such as parental control, anti-virus, anti-spam and image or video optimization systems. PRX-PE provides real-time subscriber usage data to external accounting, charging and billing systems.
Hendrik Schulze, CTO of ipoque, says: “PRX-PE creates a classic win-win situation between mobile operators and their subscribers. It enables the operator to enforce rules in real time and helps managing their growing mobile data traffic to maintain an optimal network performance. This leads to an improved mobile Internet experience for their customers, increasing satisfaction and reducing churn.”
Key Features of PRX-PE
- Carrier-grade performance at 70 Gbit/s, 10 million packets/s and 7 million concurrent subscribers per system
- High availability and full hardware redundancy
- DPI accuracy certified by independent test lab: “Close to 100% detection & regulation accuracy”
- Seamless integration with third-party policy, accounting and charging systems
- Completely invisible to network users
For more information about PRX-PE Traffic Manager please go to the product page.
ipoque provides network intelligence and policy control solutions helping fixed and mobile broadband operators to better understand traffic patterns, monetize new data services and improve the quality of experience for their subscribers. Our application classification and analysis engine enables bandwidth and congestion control, prioritized quality of service delivery and detailed network visibility.
Over 200 broadband operator customers in more than 60 countries across the globe rely on ipoque's policy control solution to limit equipment and operating expenditures, increase profitability and maximize subscriber satisfaction. ipoque was founded in 2005 in Leipzig, Germany, and has become a Rohde & Schwarz company in 2011.