3G/4G Offload System
Cost-effective WiFi offload solution for mobile network operators
The proliferation of smart phones and other mobile devices on the wireless market has driven the need for cellular operators to supplement their existing infrastructure in order to meet the growing demand for data traffic. The RN-WIFI-NOC, developed by Runcom - a leading provider of mobile 4G and LTE end-to-end solutions - is a cost-effective WiFi offload system. The RN-WIFI-NOC alleviates network congestion by enabling mobile network operators to offload their data traffic through public and private WiFi networks.
Efficient data offload for network optimization Runcom's WiFi offload system enables both 3G and 4G network operators to seamlessly offload bandwidth-intensive data traffic onto lower-cost available WiFi networks wherever possible. The system supports various types of APs and integrates seamlessly with existing operators' back office systems - enabling network operators to offer fast and reliable mobile data service while optimizing their network resources.
All-in-one packaged solution - The solution consists of three main components: a wireless service gateway, an application server and an L2 switch - all installed in a 12U rack in order to provide a one-box solution. The wireless gateway handles the user authentication and traffic management while an AAA system handles the interaction with the HLR/HSS and service profiling. The AAA also supports internal user configuration to allow a standalone operation mode.
• Internal service - service profiles (plans) are configured internally while the association with user is executed based on the authentication response from the HLR/HSS
• Multiple authentication methods
• Radius proxy to 3G/4G operator's AAA system that internally processes the SIM authentication • Interface to the HLR/HSS gateway via TCP/IP
• Interface to the HLR gateway via SS7/SIGTRAN (via SMART-HLR gateway)
• Internal authentication within the system
• SMS-based authentication
• Enforces network-based access lists on individual end-user traffic
• Session provisioning based on volume, duration, expiration, bandwidth and application awareness
• Operable in standalone mode