Openet deploys world’s first 3GPP RAN congestion awareness function

April 27, 2016 - Openet

DUBLIN, Ireland – 27 April, 2016 – Openet, a global leader in the supply of real-time BSS (business support systems) and customer engagement systems, today announced it has deployed the world’s first 3GPP RAN Congestion Awareness Function (RCAF) for a tier 1 North American operator.

In light of the new 3GPP standards, Openet’s Congestion Management Solution (CMS) will act as an RCAF – providing the US operator with a 3GPP compliant mechanism for PCRF to receive RAN user plane congestion information via a new standards diameter NP interface. The operator integrated CMS within its existing infrastructure; helping to optimize existing network resources and signaling assets, and minimize disruption to existing systems.

The US operator deployed Openet’s solution to help intelligently manage and reduce congestion across all networks for subscribers. CMS allows the operator to receive cell site congestion notifications from network probes, detecting those subscribers who are contributing most to cell site congestion.

These notifications are based on a combination of intelligent business logic, real time resource utilization and subscriber consumption, and trigger network actions to help avoid congestion and provide a better user experience.

Openet’s Congestion Management Solution also actions Access Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF) for more aggressive offload if required.

“Openet has been actively involved in the latest 3GPP standard for the RAN Congestion Awareness Functions”, said Joe Hogan, CTO, Openet. “We are delighted to have deployed the world’s first 3GPP RAN Congestion Awareness Function (RCAF).”

Hogan continues: “Network congestion continues to hinder subscriber quality of experience. Our CMS solution is compliant with the latest standards to help operators intelligently manage their networks and better utilize Policy Manager and Network Selection Intelligence as permitted under Net Neutrality regulation.”


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