LTE Support

Releases and Updates

  • LTE NetEPC
  • It combines the EPC elements such as MME, PGW, SGW, HSS, PCRF, OFCS, OCS, MBMS-GW, ePDG and HeNB-GW into a single carrier-class, high-availability platform optimized for deployment in both public and private LTE Networks

LTE NetEPC

Release Version 11.1.0.21

Date of Release: March 24, 2017

This version includes the following new features:

  • CentOS 7.2 is now the standard Operating System for NetEPC and NetNMS and CentOS 7.2 ISO package has support for UEFI boot.
  • High-speed user plane on S1-u, S5/S8-u, and SGi interfaces to provide multi-Gbps throughput on 10-Gbps Ethernet interfaces.
    Currently supported: Intel 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • Enhanced SPR Synchronization between Central and Deployable EPC.
  • Integration of NMS on the NetCell (eNodeB+EPC) platform.

Release Version 11.0.0.10

Date of Release: March 22, 2016

This version includes the following new features:

  • Control Plane performance improvement: Up to 10x faster signaling on suitable hardware compared to release 10.2.
  • HeNB Gateway with S1-MME and S1-u interfaces.
  • NetCell: Integrated eNB and EPC.
    Includes MME, SGW, PGW, HSS, PCRF.
    Supports 64 simultaneously attached users.
  • VoLTE: SRVCC Handovers with 3GPP Access networks.
  • Location Services (LCS): SLg and SLs interfaces in MME to GMLC and E-SMLC. SLh interface in HSS to GMLC.
  • GERAN and UTRAN support in HSS with S6d interface.
  • Untrusted non-3GPP Access Network support in HSS/AAA and PGW.
  • Trusted non-3GPP Access: Support for HSS-initiated procedures.
  • LIPA and SIPTO support in MME and HSS.
  • NetCLI: Command Line Interface to configure and control NetEPC.
  • Configuration of Services without charging
  • Configurable DSCP marking on Uplink and Downlink traffic over S1-u, S5u and SGi interfaces.

Release Version 10.2.0.6

Date of Release: May 01, 2015

This version includes the following new features:

  • MBMS-GW with M1, Sm, SG-mb and SGi-mb. MBMS related enhancement in NetEPC MME.
  • S1-MME Load Balancer.
  • 3GPP AAA Server co-located with NetEPC HSS.
  • Interworking with IMS.
  • Trusted non-3GPP Access.
  • Off-peak Charging.
  • Event-based Online Charging.
  • Network Monitoring Dashboard.

Release Version 10.1.0.6

Date of Release: September 03, 2014

This version includes the following new features:

  • NetEPC HSS with S6a interface.
  • NetEPC PCRF with Gx and Rx interfaces.
  • NetEPC OFCS with Gz interface.
  • Usage monitoring in NetEPC PGW for enforcing fair data usage policy by PCRF.
  • Synchronization of primary and secondary SPR for 'Deployable' NetEPC.
  • Dedicated bearer procedures over PMIP-based S5.
  • Local breakout Roaming.
  • VoLTE using IMS infrastructure (without SRVCC).
  • Redirecting prepaid subscribers to a captive portal for recharging

Release Version 9.3.0.10

Date of Release: March 06, 2014

This version includes the following new features:

  • Fedora 19 support: NetEPC is supported on Fedora 19 Linux with kernel version 3.11.9-200.
  • Online charging: The Online Charging Server (OCS) has been added as a NetEPC element.
  • Gx, Gy and Gz interfaces in PGW: Introduced as a beta release. Interoperability tests with PCRF and Charging Servers from other vendors are currently in progress.
  • Circuit-switched Fallback (CSFB): NetEPC supports CSFB to 3GPP access (GERAN and UTRAN) and CDMA 1xRTT for both voice call and SMS. Packet-switched (PS) handover is not supported in this release.
  • Interworking with GERAN and UTRAN: NetEPC supports inter-RAT PS handover to GERAN and UTRAN using S4 interface.
  • Local breakout Roaming.
  • Partial path failure.
  • PGW and Charging Server selection via DNS: NetEPC MME supports DNS lookup for PGW selection. NetEPC PGW supports DNS lookup for Charging Server (OCS / OFCS) selection.
  • Packet Capture: NMS uses tshark (www.wireshark.org) to capture protocol messages over the various network interfaces.
  • Service Restoration: NetEPC offers service continuity in the event of element failure through the use of redundant elements.