Ericsson and SoftBank demonstrate mobility-based policy to improve performance
Published on: 11th Aug 2014
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With network performance becoming an increasingly important differentiator for mobile operators, Ericsson and SoftBank Mobile are working together to improve the user experience in the most congested network areas with new Mobility based Policy.
Ericsson's software feature, the Mobility-based Policy creates a direct connection between Ericsson SGSN-MME and Ericsson Service-Aware Policy Controller. This connection enables mobility management information from the SGSN-MME to go directly to the Service-Aware Policy Controller, while selected policy decisions from the Service-Aware Policy Controller can then go directly to the SGSN-MME. By off-loading the gateway, Mobility-based Policy supports an enhanced, location-based mobile user experience while reducing signaling traffic in the network.
This is especially important in highly congested user environments such as Tokyo busy-hours.
SoftBank Mobile network includes both Ericsson LTE Radio Access Network and Evolved Packet Core. Ericsson was also selected by SoftBank Mobile to supply and integrate its end-to-end mobile network solution for voice over LTE (VoLTE).