Data traffic keeps on growing to meet subscribers’ demand for mobility and bandwidth demanding applications. Operators challenge is now to support the endless and expensive expansion of their network, while boosting their ARPU in a fierce competitive environment.
Wifi connectivity is a cost efficient and flexible solution to deliver Internet mobility and generate new revenues. This however requires a tight control of traffic flows to ensure security and quality of experience, integrated with charging capabilities to be able to monetize data services.

Control & Monetize Wifi

Based on the Vedicis Software Service Gateway (SSG) platform, Vedicis Wireless Access Gateway (WAG) allows operators to expand network coverage and monetize Wifi traffic, securely routing IP traffic from Wifi access points to MNOs’ mobile core or to local internet peer.

Integrating an advanced Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine with policy and charging enforcement function (PCEF), Vedicis WAG is a centralized and cost efficient gateway to enhance customer experience, generate new revenue and optimize IP traffic management.

Benefits

Improve network cost structure and seize new business opportunities with Wifi traffic:

Extend reach

 

Carrying traffic from Wifi access points to the mobile core, Vedicis WAG provides a cost efficient way to offload MNOs’ Radio Access Network.

As a key component of Wifi deployment, Vedicis WAG allows MNOs to extend Customer experience and improve Indoor coverage.

Routing the wifi traffic directly to Internet with its intelligent Local breakout capability, it also extends reach for Communication Service Providers including ISPs and MVNOs.

 

Software flexibility and centralized integration

  • Deployed on COTS Intel servers or as a Virtual machine
  • Cost effective solution with agile business models
  • Single point of integration for policy servers and charging system

New monetization opportunities

 

Vedicis WAG provides advanced DPI-PCEF capabilities, to enable Wifi monetization, including Application based data packages and Wifi Calling service.

Advanced feature set

  • Traffic intelligence with best of breed DPI
  • Policy and charging enforcement gateway
  • Secure access
  • Redirect to Web captive portal
  • Traffic visibility
  • Legal requirements compliancy

Features

Vedicis WAG offers the most efficient features to centralized the control of a Wifi network:

Gateway function

 

Access management

  • IP interface (TWAG)
  • IPSec Tunnel support (ePDG)
  • Smart routing function
  • GTP to PGW
  • IP to Local internet access
  • Intelligent offloading depending on subscriber or network information

Traffic visibility

  • Data records
  • Per IP session, per Subscriber
  • Traffic statistics and monitoring
  • Per configurable period of time
  • Per service / service category

Subscriber policy enforcement

 

Controlled by PCRF or embedded policy rule engine

  • Wifi Access control
  • Traffic shaping
  • Per service, direction (uplink, downlink)

Subscriber traffic metering

  • Real time charging enforcement
  • Time and volume based
  • Multiple rating groups, per service or service category

Traffic redirection to captive portal

Aggregated traffic management per Wifi Access point

Traffic analysis

  • Subscriber awareness
  • Subscriber and IP traffic correlation
  • Radius and DHCP support

Service awareness

  • More than 3000 applications and protocols available in DPI library
  • DPI customization module: IP, ports, domain names (http, https).

Legal services

  • Records
  • Traffic interception
  • URL filtering.

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