Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) is a major breakthrough in network function virtualization (NFV). When
asked where they have deployed NFV in production networks, communication service providers (CSPs) consistently name vEPC as one of the top answers. Why is that?
In order to maximize their processing capacity, CSPs virtualize a subset of their network applications, including
mobile edge computing (MEC), base stations (small/macro
cells) and the mobile core, because these systems use a
The mobile packet core builds the foundation of the core
network on which mobile CSPs offer IP-based services to
their customers. Implementing vEPC solutions can help
CSPs obtain the scale necessary to accommodate growing
numbers of subscribers and large amounts of traffic or
connections while controlling costs and improving on quality of experience (QoE). In the past, evolved packet core
(EPC) solutions were deployed on purpose-built hardware.
NFV enables operators to deploy EPC c
Application-aware vEPC is the key to SDN/NFV service deployments. Deep packet inspection software provides granular network data, which lays the foundation for application awareness in mobile networks. This case study explains how a leading provider of virtualized network solutions uses the best-berforming deep packet inspection (DPI) software R&SŪPACE 2 by Rohde & Schwarz to provide their CSP customers with overall network intelligence at a highly granular level.
Communications service providers are looking for alternative deployment models that will help them support fast-growing network demand. Moving to a virtualized EPC (vEPC) solution can help service providers achieve more cost-e?ective scaling by using standard high-volume servers in place of purpose-built systems. System integrators, software vendors, and platform providers rely on IntelŪ technologies to deliver the performance and scalability required for vEPC solutions. Intel is also participating in the development of open standards, contributing to the open source community, developing reference architectures, engaging with industry participants, and collaborating on trials that can help facilitate the evolution to vEPC solutions and accelerate network transformation by use of network functions virtualization.
Area of business
? Leader in virtualized mobile networks, providing
virtualized network solutions to top-tier CSPs
? vEPC helps CSPs transform their network
architecture in order to move to SDN/NFV, reducing
? Providers of virtualized network solutions have
to create a market differentiator to assert their
position successfully in an increasingly competitive
? By embedding the easy-to-implement highperformance DPI-engine R&SŪPACE 2 from
Rohde&Schwarz, the vEPC vendor can focus on their
core competencies in NFV and gain a competitive
advantage in the rapidly growing NFV market
? The strong partnership between the vEPC vendor and
Rohde&Schwarz ensures the high performance of
the vEPC solution
? Sourcing R&SŪPACE 2 guarantees a rap