5G takes mobile network evolution to a new level with service-based networking that supports massive IoT growth, fixed-mobile-convergence and critical M2M communication.
End-to-end network slicing, enabled by NFV, supports different services by dynamically allocating virtual resources and functions to meet service-specific performance objectives. The Allot Service Gateway Virtual Edition (SG-VE) and NFV manager comply with leading NFV orchestration systems and are 5G ready.
The SG-VE augments standard 5G technical performance indicators through a customer-centric approach that considers Key Quality Indicators (KQIs) to ensure end-user quality of experience (QoE). For example, it looks at resolution and stalls when assessing perceived video QoE to achieve highest customer satisfaction as well as optimal resource utilization.
With 5G’s increased access rates and the massification of IoT, attacks from the radio access network can be devastating. In addition, 5G network virtualization and its distributed architecture, that features 1000s of multi-access edge computing sites (MECs), make it even harder to ensure security and consistency across both core and edge network components. Allot 5G NetProtect enables 5G operators to protect the user plane and securely deliver on the promise of 5G network and service transformation.
Another benefit of the SG-VE is more granular visibility and control. Within a Mobile broadband (mBB) slice, you may want to differentiate by criteria such as applications, content providers, users, and locations. For example, in a slice that provides both streaming video and cloud backup, stalls will significantly impact the video QoE, but not the cloud backup. With the SG-VE, you can optimize accordingly.
Today, as 5G commercial services begin to go live, operators continue to charge customers using “volume-based” strategies, applying old pricing models to a dramatically disruptive technology. Allot’s inline technology supports volume, as well as four additional parameters: speed, latency, reliability, and application or application type. The SG-VE can enforce service plan limits and thresholds for any combination of these 5 parameters, across both encrypted and unencrypted traffic.
Fifth-generation networks are designed to support and drive fixed-mobile convergence, the Internet of Things and ultra-reliable machine-to-machine communications. With Allot’s SG-VE and management systems, operators will be able to efficiently deliver service assurance, protect 5G networks from crippling DDoS attacks, and offer differentiated services and the ability monetize them using flexible criteria.