Mobile core network switches adopt GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) to carry mobile data across the network.
In the recent years, the overall volume of the data moving through mobile networks has dramatically grown, causing several challenges to the existing monitoring tools. Rather than adding new probes with the view of cope with the high traffic flow, the Operator might prefer to reduce user plane traffic sending only the relevant data to the monitoring tools.
This is where Microtel Innovation can help, improving monitoring tools efficiency and allowing Telecom Operators to stick within the budget.
Microtel Innovation provides several solutions to manage and reduce the ever growing GTP traffic in core network sites.
All these devices perform stateful correlation of the GTP-U and GTP-C traffic, load balancing the output traffic belonging to the same subscriber, both Control and User Plane, to a unique output port. Moreover, to reduce the amount of data sent to the monitoring tools, Microtel Innovation provides several filtering criteria (i.e. IMSI, APN, Inner IP, etc.).
Additionally, thanks to their capability to correlate GTP-U and GTP-C traffic, Aster XGB and A-XFE can easily filter the Core Network traffic based on any parameter included in the GTP-C packets, since the device knows at which subscriber the user plane belongs.
Compare Microtel Innovation Subscriber UP/CP Visibility. Download the technical datasheet or visit the dedicated page.
|Product||A-XFE Streamliner||Aster A-818/A-820||Aster A-718/A-720|
|Technical data sheet||A-XFE STREAMLINER||ASTER A-818/A-820||Aster A-718/A-720|
|Total Traffic for GTP and APM capabilities||200 Gb/s||100 Gb/s||100 Gb/s|
|GTP Statefull Correlation|
|GTP Session Aware Load Balancing|
|GTP Session Aware Sampling&Filtering||/|
|GTP Session Aware Advanced Filtering||/||/|
|NPB advanced capabilities||/||/|
|Max number of 100 Gb/s ports||20||0 (A-818) 2 (A-820)||0 (A-718) 2 (A-720)|
|Max number of 40 Gb/s ports||20||0||0|
|Max number of 10 Gb/s ports||80||40 (A-818) 20 (A-820)||40 (A-718) 20 (A-720)|
|Max number of 1 Gb/s ports||0||20||20|
|AC Redundant power supply|
|DC Redundant power supply|