Unified Policy and Charging Controller (UPCC) product description, Hardware & so

Kaushik   钻石会员    发表于 2014-9-22 19:05:33   最新回复:2014-09-24 00:10:40


Unified Policy and Charging Controller




Hardware Description:




Providing the XML/SOAP Interface Between the SPR and the Provisioning System

SPR Geographic Redundancy

Usage-based Dynamic Policy Control

Duration-based Dynamic Policy Control

Period-based Dynamic Policy Control

Service Zone-based Dynamic Policy Control

Terminal Type-based Dynamic Policy Control

Shared Usage-based Dynamic Policy Control

Roaming-Region-Based Dynamic Policy Control

Rating-Based Dynamic Policy Control

Subscription-Based Dynamic Policy Control

Subscriber Notification

PCRF Geographic Redundancy

Sliding Window-based Dynamic Policy Control (Data Volume)

Sliding Window-based Dynamic Policy Control (Duration)

Default Quota


Time Zone-based Dynamic Policy Control

Sp interface over LDAP/SOAP

Event Data Recording

SPR File Output Function

Enhancement to Usage-based Dynamic Policy Control with Customizable Quota Reset Date

Enhancement to the Duration-based Dynamic Policy Control with Customizable Quota Reset Date

Multi-Service APN


Enhancement to Subscriber Notification with Customized Threshold

Enhancement to Usage-based Dynamic Policy Control with Top-up Quota

Cell Congestion Control

Policy Control over the Rx Interface Using Diameter

Bandwidth on Demand

URL Filtering

NCS based Cell Congestion Control

APN-based Dynamic Policy Control

Tethering Control

Default Bearer

Dedicated Bearer

Policy Control over the Gxx Interface Using Diameter



Hardwae architecture & Software architecture

Hardware Architecture:

Boards can be classified into the following types based on their position:

Front board
The front boards, located in the front of a subrack, can be classified into the following types:

UPB: processes data and services by using the service applications running on the board.
SWU: implements layer-2 network switching and optical switching.
SMU: manages the components in a subrack.
Back board
The back boards, installed back-to-back with the front boards, provide interfaces for the front boards. The back boards can be classified into the following types:
USI: interface board of the UPB
SWI: interface board of the SWU
SDM: interface board of the SMM
The backplane, located between the front boards and the back boards, transmits signals between boards.

OSTA architecture:


Software Architecture:

The Unified Policy and Charging Controller (UPCC) adopts a distributed software structure. The functional software modules are distributed among the server boards and can be configured flexibly to accommodate different networking requirements.

figure is given below


Logically, the UPCC consists of the Front End (FE) and the Back End (BE).
The FE processes protocol messages and service requests and manages policy data.
The BE, that is, the USCDB, stores and manages the subscriber data and provides open interfaces for data access.
Physically, the FE and BE are deployed at the same site and managed by the same OMU.
The UPCC consists of the following functional subsystems:
Service processing subsystem
Policy data management subsystem
Subscriber data management subsystem
Data service subsystem
Data storage subsystem
Operation and maintenance (O&M) subsystem
These subsystems communicate with each other over TCP/IP. The service processing
subsystem and policy data management subsystem comprise the FE; the subscriber
data management subsystem, data service subsystem, and data storage subsystem
comprise the BE. The O&M subsystem manages and maintains the other

  • Service Processing Subsystem
  • Policy Data Management Subsystem
  • Subscriber Data  Management Subsystem
  • Data Service Subsystem
  • Data Storage Subsystem
  • O&M Subsystem

     Interface & protocols

    1. Physical interfaces 2.protocol interfaces

    maintenace interface:

    1. Component object model (COM) serial port

    2. BMC COM serial port

    3. COM serial port

    4. Ethernet port

    USCDB Protocol Interfaces

    1. Data access interface

    2.Service provisioning interface

    3.Subscription and notification interface

    4.Operation and maintenance (OM) interface


    UPCC protocol interfaces

    sp, Gx, GXx, Rx,Gpt, Edr,SMTP, etc 

    Feature Description:

    Basic Features

    WHFD-101500 Subscriber Data Management

    WHFD-601000 Protocols and Interfaces

    WHFD-601100 Policy Data Management

    WHFD-602000 Operation & Maintenance Functions

    WHFD-604000 Reliability Function


    For detail you can see the link




    pronoy   金牌会员    发表于 2014-9-22 21:05:05

    Very informative.
    shamsul.arefin   银牌会员    发表于 2014-9-22 23:50:07

    Information are given in structured way.it can be considered as favourite post.
    sajib123   小试牛刀    发表于 2014-9-24 00:10:40

    Nice description.
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