The Alcatel-Lucent IP Mobile Core is a foundation piece you can use to build your winning strategy in a world where the game has changed. The global shift to LTE and all-IP infrastructure signals great challenges in mobile networks. But it also opens a world of opportunity for the mobile network operator equipped to win.
Our IP Mobile Core equips you to win.
It is a mobile packet core with the performance, scale and reliability to deliver a seamless customer experience across all mobile broadband services.
It tackles today’s shifts in traffic patterns and increasingly unpredictable signaling requirements. And it helps you unlock revenue opportunities, bolster customer loyalty, and dramatically improve the user experience.
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Capitalize on new LTE service revenues. Our Mobile Gateway is optimized to deliver LTE services, reduce costs by simplifying the network, and efficiently grow and evolve capacity.
Core network signaling is a major concern as more apps and services flood the network.
the new reality
Legacy networks must evolve to deal with modern challenges, such as:
- massive growth in data
- unpredictable signaling requirements
- the emerging trend toward tailoring services to the demands of millions of subscribers and their individual mobile lifestyles
You have an opportunity to reconsider your mobile core network design and choose an approach that is optimized to deliver LTE services.
Our IP Mobile Core sits at the heart of your mobile network. It comprises multiple elements that perform distinct functions:
- policy and charging
- signaling and mobility
- packet processing and service delivery for LTE networks
Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Mobile Core is built to ensure you can deliver the highest quality of experience (QoE) to your customers while reducing your total cost of ownership (TCO).
Going virtual in the Evolved Packet Core
Our IP Mobile Core has been designed with future network evolution in mind. You can opt to deploy it on dedicated, high-performance hardware or on a virtualized, cloud-based architecture.
Realize the benefits of an Alcatel-Lucent virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC):
- Create and implement new mobile services and service models with more agility and flexibility
- Match real-time demand with faster and more elastic scaling of network function capacity
- Use resources more efficiently when network functions share a common infrastructure
The cornerstones of our IP Mobile Core
Service delivery, seamless experience and scalable growth are the cornerstones of our IP Mobile Core. And they equip you to capitalize on emerging service trends.
Deliver mobile broadband services across all wireless access technologies, including:
2G/3G | LTE/4G | Wi-Fi®
Our IP Mobile Core is designed to handle rigorous, unpredictable traffic from a variety of services. It offers enhanced data processing capabilities, advanced mobility management features, and a flexible, easy-to-use policy creation environment.
Deliver a seamless, persistent, secure mobile broadband experience to your customers, across all access methods. Your subscribers will enjoy their mobile broadband experience “on the move” — with no interruptions or security concerns.
Our IP Mobile Core can be deployed in a traditional environment or a virtual cloud environment, and is designed for scalable growth. Rather than squeezing services into best-effort pipes, we can deliver them on dedicated connections reserved for each service and its specific Quality of Service (QoS) requirements.
The architecture of the IP Mobile Core
Our IP Mobile Core is an ecosystem of pre-integrated components that are also compatible with other third-party products.
Each component performs distinct functions.
- Packet Processing & Service Delivery: The 7750 SR Mobile Gateway is designed to handle the growth in processing demands spurred by personalized service delivery with unique QoS and charging requirements.
- Signaling & Mobility: The 9471 Wireless Mobility Manager (WMM) handles the dramatic increase in signaling traffic with LTE while maintaining performance levels and optimizing network resources.
- Policy & Charging: With its Agile Rules Technology (ART), the 5780 Dynamic Services Controller (DSC) offers an unprecedented level of scale with no performance deterioration as it dynamically executes policies across the network.
A world leader in EPC technology, our IP Mobile Core has been deployed in the world’s biggest 2G/3G/LTE networks.