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Cloud Mobile Gateway

Get the flexibility, scale, and performance you need for enhanced broadband, IoT/MTC, and future 5G services

The Nokia Cloud Mobile Gateway performs gateway and related functions within the packet core. It is built to help you address the growth of enhanced broadband and deliver new Internet of Things (IoT), machine-type communications (MTC), and 5G services.

With the Cloud Mobile Gateway, you get the flexibility, scale, capacity, and performance you need to support more users, devices, and services over licensed, unlicensed, or shared wireless and fixed access.

Cloud-native design

Our cloud-native software design supports control/user plane separation (CUPS) architecture, software disaggregation, and state-efficient processing. It also provides a common data layer that improves resource utilization for network functions virtualization (NFV) and lowers total cost of ownership (TCO).

The Cloud Mobile Gateway supports a wide range of mobile gateway functions:

  • Serving Gateway (SGW)
  • Packet Data Network Gateway/Gateway GPRS Support Node (PGW/GGSN)
  • Home Agent (HA) for 3GPP2 cellular access
  • User Plane Forwarding Function (UPF)
  • Network Function Repository Function (NRF)
  • Network Slice Selection Function (NSSF)
  • Non-3GPP Interworking Function (N3IWF)
  • Evolved Packet Data Gateway (ePDG) for non-3GPP (Wi-Fi) untrusted access
  • Trusted Wireless Access Gateway (TWAG) for non-3GPP (Wi-Fi) trusted access
  • Subscriber Services Gateway (SSG):
    • Enhanced Traffic Detection Function (TDF) and application awareness for value-added, high-touch services
    • Hybrid Access Gateway (HAG) for converged service delivery across wireless and fixed access

Deployment flexibility

You can deploy the Cloud Mobile Gateway on pre-integrated and modular server-based appliances or cloud-native virtualized network functions (VNFs). You can also combine the Cloud Mobile Gateway with our industry-leading PNF mobile gateways to deliver high packet processing and user plane forwarding performance for high-speed services.

All the Cloud Mobile Gateway deployment options share a common network management system with the Nokia packet core functions. This allows you to right-size your deployment to address diverse service requirements and economics.

The Cloud Mobile Gateway enables the evolution to a 5G Core by supporting both non-standalone and standalone deployment options and a services-based architecture. It allows you to allocate network resources to a specific service type or enterprise through dedicated core and network slicing capabilities.

Benefits

Improved resource efficiency

  • Supports CUPS architecture, which allows for independent scaling of control or user plane resources to meet individual service requirements
  • Uses a state-efficient VNF design that dramatically increases subscriber and device connectivity
  • Maximizes resource utilization and reduces network signaling by using a common data layer to store session state information

Increased flexibility and reduced network complexity

  • Disaggregates software into modular components to enable independent scaling and placement that eliminates stranded or underutilized resources
  • Supports centralized and distributed architectures for increased deployment flexibility and optimal resource placement
  • Reduces network complexity by providing a common software base that supports a broad range of mobile gateway functions and access types

Reduced operational costs

  • Simplifies network engineering and planning by combining multiple mobile gateway functions into a single instance
  • Reduces operation and maintenance (OAM) costs with simplified IT and data center operations, including a common element and network management system (EMS/NMS)
  • Can be deployed within third-party virtualized network environments and NFV infrastructures

Advanced reliability and redundancy

  • Delivers field-proven reliability with a range of configurable resiliency models
  • Uses cloud-based protection schemes to improve network resource efficiency and ensure high network availability
  • Provides a geo-redundant configuration option to support additional network resiliency

Faster time to market

  • Enables rapid deployment of mobile gateways that are correctly sized for the service and service provider
  • Dynamically adjusts capacity when and where it's needed through automation and cloud lifecycle management
  • Supports tailoring of new services for targeted customers with the SSG function