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:
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.
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.
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.
The HSS9860 stores and manages identities, authentication data, subscription information, and location information about subscribers. In addition, the HSS9860 verifies mobile terminals when they attempt to connect to networks.
The Unified Policy and Charging Controller (UPCC) uses various solutions such as QoS and charging solutions and is compliant with 3GPP PCC architecture. It allows flexible policy configuration for fixed-line, mobile, and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) services. It manages policies, services, subscription, quotas, and bearer resources and implements admission control.
UIM uses protocols including the RADIUS and Diameter to interwork with network access devices in various networks to control subscriber network access permission and manages authentication, authorization, and charging.
The USCDB is a reliable database that stores and manages converged subscriber data. It collects and provides dynamic subscriber profiles (DSPs) as the data support for various applications, helping carriers expand services and increase subscriber data value.
PolicyView helps carriers identify customer needs and deliver personalized service offerings. With PolicyView, carriers can identify light-traffic areas and off-peak hours on their networks, make optimal use of network resources, and improve network efficiency.