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LTE roaming a whole new world

Acme Packet at a glance


Session Border Control (SBC) category creator and leader with over 60% market share Mission: enable delivery of trusted, first-class interactive communications and data services across IP network borders 10,000+ systems in over 100+ countries Founded: 2000 HQ: Bedford, MA USA NASDAQ: APKT 2010 revenue: $231.2M 2010 net income: $43M 575+ employees

850+ service provider customers


240+ enterprise & contact center customers 100+ distribution & integration partners Experienced, long-standing leadership team Public company with strong financials
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AT&T

Acme Packet

The all IP Future


Internet IMS Other IP networks

SS7 over TDM


PCRF

SS7 over IP (BICC/ SIGTRAN)

Diameter & SIP over IP

Core
EPC
P-GW

PSTN

NGN

IMS

EPS

S-GW 4G LTE/M-WiMAX eUTRAN MME

RAN

2G
19902000

3G
20012010

LTE

2011-

eUTRAN

All services
IMS/SIP services Data services Diameter Mobility tracking Acme Packet

LTE roaming overview


1. Attachment procedure 2. Authentication procedure 3. Update location procedure 4. Subscriber data retrieval procedure 5. Policy exchange Visited network
MME
1 2 Attach Authenticate 2 3 Authenticate Update Location Subscriber Data Policy exchange
Acme Packet

Roaming border Home network


PCRF PCRF HSS

Diameter is the key roaming protocol


S6a Diameter (3GPP TS 23.401)
AAA interface between visited MME and home HSS Transfers subscription, location and authentication data for authenticating user access to visited EPS Visited MNO
MME

Home MNO
HSS

S9 Diameter interface (TS 23.203)


Policy interface between the Home PCRF and Visited PCRF Transfers QoS policy and charging control information Visited MNO
PCRF

Home MNO
PCRF

Acme Packet

VoLTE roaming options


Home routed with data backhaul to home network (existing data model) Distributed policy control with policy interfaces Visited P-CSCF with policy control in visited network (selected by GSMA IR.92) Visited services with IMS core in visited network
Home Routed Home network
PCRF H-PCRF PCRF PCRF

Distributed Policy Control

Visited P-CSCF

Visited Services

V-PCRF

Visited network
Acme Packet

eUTRAN

eUTRAN

eUTRAN

eUTRAN
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LTE roaming is all IP


3G Switching Voice bearer Circuit TDM voice LTE Packet Packet voice

Roaming signaling SS7 (policy exchange) Subscriber data QoS element HLR n/a

Diameter

HSS PCRF

Acme Packet

Roaming challenges
Service provider A
Interoperability

Service provider B

Security risk

Scalability

Network complexity & cost


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Roaming network requirements


DoS protection

Comprehensive L3-L5 interworking

Intelligent routing

Accounting/recording
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