Distributed EPC

Enabling Advanced Mobile Connectivity with ExteNet’s Distributed EPC

Building on over a decade of leadership in providing distributed networks, ExteNet is driving the adoption of Heterogeneous Networks, the next evolution of network architectures, by delivering today what the industry is calling “Networks-within-Networks.” The architecture is an overall network that consists of connected smaller networks that are uniquely adapted for the user or user groups the network serves. Each of these smaller networks provides specialized services that optimize the value of the network by providing advanced features, functionality and operational efficiencies. A great example of this is a sports stadium tailored to provide capabilities specific to video streaming, or a healthcare facility that has privacy and security considerations for the wireless point-of-care.

ExteNet’s latest advancement is the development of a Software Defined Network (SDN) architecture to facilitate the deployment and coordinated operation of Networks-within-Networks. The solution, known as mNET®, is a highly flexible and scalable Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solution that can be centralized, distributed and/or virtualized to meet the 4G LTE deployment needs of any Wireless Service Provider (WSP), Communications Service Provider (CSP), Internet Service Provider (ISP) or large enterprise.

Advanced communications is key to thriving in today’s competitive environment where business efficiency and service differentiation is crucial. mNET can be the key differentiation enabler for the “smart” enterprise or service provider. The distributed functionally and control of mNET means that virtually any size carrier or business can offer localized, tailored and relevant mobile services to address specific challenges and/or opportunities that may otherwise be un-addressable with today’s legacy architecture, networks and services. This allows for the delivery and enablement of “Virtual Private Wireless Network” services with advanced features to the enterprise and/or community groups. Examples include role and attribute-based services (i.e., identity management), wireless PBX and M2M connectivity to support the Internet of Things (IoT).

mNET also alleviates the high cost of service challenges in both urban and rural settings. The result is a lower barrier to market entry and higher yield for service innovation. Scalability is a term often associated with “network sizing”. However, economic scalability is equally, if not more, important when considering an end-to-end- service model. mNET by definition is both.

mNET is a proven, IP-based EPC network offering for any service provider or enterprise trying to create new business opportunities. It is compatible with leading providers of Wi-Fi and LTE radio technologies, both macro and small cells solutions.

Key Benefits of ExteNet’s Distributed EPC

Intelligence of the Core at the Edge: IP based mobile core network solution in a small form-factor

Rapid and Cost-Effective 4G LTE: Ideal for all carriers seeking to deploy 4G LTE in a rapid and cost-effective manner

Value-Added Services: Easy provisioning of competitive services like a wireless/mobile PBX, M2M connectivity, role and location-based services and other related services with built-in advanced PCRF and QoS engines.

Distributed Networks
DAS
Distributed RAN
Small Cells
iDUCT
Mobile WiFi
Global Services