The NetMaut platform is an extensive policy management system which controls the access of mobile customers into the data network.
Your individual tariff portfolio is exactly mapped in the NetMaut system. Through a sophisticated set of rules, NetMaut determines who may access the internet and other service offerings in which quality of service. To control a session NetMaut considers, for example, the tariff settings, the location, and the device of a customer.
As an enabler in the service layer of mobile network infrastructure, NetMaut has interfaces to the relevant databases and CRM systems of the mobile operators.
Options for 2G, 3G, 4G and WiFi
NetMaut was initiated in the GPRS and early UMTS area. It started with a RADIUS server and RADIUS-based policy and charging control and evolved to a full-featured 4G Platform with the required Diameter protocols and connecting to HSS or User repositories.
The NetMaut platform includes the following modules:
- NetMaut Tariff Designer – modular design of an almost unlimited number of tariffs
- NetMaut PCRF – policy function that decides on session configuration and QoS
- NetMaut RADIUS Server – subscriber authentication and authorization
- NetMaut OCS (Online Charging System) – quota management
- NetMaut SPR (Subscriber Profile Repository) – subscription management
5G: Seamless and super fast
The revolution is in full swing: the fifth generation of mobile networks is taking speed, capacity, coverage, and latency to a whole new level. Early adopters are seeing download speeds 10 times faster than 4G. What’s more, 5G cellular towers can handle hundreds of times the number of individual devices, which means that congestion and signal loss should soon be a thing of the past.
With latency reduction high on the agenda, a new world of augmented and virtual reality applications is opening up.
At the heart of this push into the 5G future is the Service Based Architecture adopted by 3GPP, which sets new standards for communication between systems, even if they come from different manufacturers.
NetMaut has always worked with microservices and internally based almost completely on HTTP and JSON. This finally led to the creation of the following 5G SA network functions:
- NetMaut AUSF – Authentication Server Function
- NetMaut UDM – Unified Data Management
- NetMaut UDR – Unified Data Repository
- NetMaut UDSF – Unstructured Data Storage Function