Convergent Data

As the Internet of Things (IoT) era ushers in, people-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications are made possible, which drives the shift from telecom networks to information and communications technology (ICT) networks. Changes are happening to the convergent subscriber data field that implements authentication, encryption, policy control, subscription, and management in the telecom networks.

Huawei data convergence solution provides a large-capacity subscriber data management system that is highly reliable and supports smooth network evolution. The solution can help carriers simplify networks, efficiently manage growing subscriber data, reduce operating expense (OPEX), accelerate service innovation, improve operational efficiency, and profit more from subscriber data.

Huawei data convergence solution enables the following:

1. Full Data Convergence

Currently, 2G/3G/4G data convergence devices are widely used on telecom networks to ensure consistent service experience for subscribers switching between 2G/3G and 4G networks. As the IoT development accelerates, the core network begins to manage data of physical terminals, such as sensors and cameras. Carriers' IT system data, such as data in the VAS and CRM also needs to be incorporated into a convergent subscriber data management system. Based on the traditional HLR/HSS, this system can help carriers provision services in a unified manner, quickly roll out services, reduce resources wasted on data synchronization, facilitate maintenance, and protect investments. Huawei SingleSDB solution provides carriers with such a subscriber data management system.

2. Unified Policy Control

The pursuit of supreme subscriber experience is propelling the fast development of network technology. In the mobile broadband business (MBB) field, the static subscription data-based policy control fails to meet the carrier requirements of controlling services in real time to ensure good subscriber experience in a fast-changing network environment. Carriers are in urgent need of an intelligent policy control center that collects and analyzes network information and automatically optimizes and implements policies in real time, thereby improving traffic value, subscriber experience, and network operation efficiency. In the fixed broadband (FBB) field, new technologies, such as 4K high definition videos, holographic communication, software-defined networking (SDN) keep emerging. How to ensure subscriber experience using FBB service policy control has become the new industry focus. A unified policy control center is carriers' best choice to solve this issue. Huawei SmartPCC solution provides carriers with a unified policy control center that efficiently controls policies in the MBB and FBB fields.

3. Data Opening

After data fully converges, carriers, as data owners, are faced with the two major challenges. One is how to create new revenue growth points using their data assets, and the other is how to open data to third-parties to create a future-oriented ecosystem. The key to opening data is to use the big data technology to create subscriber-centric data profiles on the basis of data convergence. To ensure that data can be accessed securely and conveniently, the open data bus (ODB) needs to be used to authenticate subscribers in a unified manner, protect subscriber privacy, and provide API gateways. Focusing on opening data for extra value, Huawei DaaS (Data as a Service) solution enables the dynamic subscriber profile (DSP) and ODB, providing powerful support for carrier transitions. The DaaS solution supports new deployment and smooth evolution from SingleSDB and SmartPCC.

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