In mobile networks around the world the average-revenue-per-user (ARPU) is eroding while network costs, driven mobile data and video consumption growth, continue to rise. Mobile operators are struggling to gain a competitive edge in this age of free over-the-top services.
Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), an ETSI standard, offers a powerful value proposition for mobile operator’s business. The MEC platform enables mobile operators to differentiate their service, improve QoE, expand into new markets and generate revenues.
Saguna Open-RAN is an MEC platform that creates an open ecosystem and long-term growth engine inside the mobile Radio Access Network (RAN), in close proximity to mobile users. The ETSI MEC standard-based solution enables mobile operators to quickly and effectively deploy new revenue generating services for Internet-of-things (IoT), Tactile Internet, virtual probes, content delivery and enterprise applications.
Saguna Open-RAN improves quality of experience (QoE) by providing web services with high-bandwidth, low-latency communication to mobile users and connected ‘things’. With fully virtualized software architecture, Saguna’s MEC platform enhances network agility and promotes the transition to network function virtualization (NFV) using cost-effective commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions.
Traffic Steering: High granularity Traffic Offload Function (TOF) service steers individual packets to the relevant MEC applications.
Application Management: The registration service onboards MEC applications. It ensures that only certified applications are allowed and allocates the required MEC services to each application.
Mobility: Support ‘follow the user’ delivery to provide continuous local service to users on the move.
Content Acceleration & Optimization: DNS caching and Radio Network Information Service (RNIS) improve web content delivery by reducing latency, providing real-time cell congestion status and Radio Access Bearer information.
Core functionality: Support seamless integration with Charging and Lawful interception systems.
Geo Targeting: Indoor and outdoor location service promotes personalization.