HP Enterprise Services has announced new solutions that enable communication service providers (CSPs) to streamline the transition to long-term evolution (LTE) networks and embrace a diversity of mobile access networks with a single subscriber management solution.
As CSPs continue migrating to LTE networks, they are tasked with simultaneously managing a wide range of legacy networks accessed by subscribers during the transition. CSPs must be able to easily authenticate subscriber identity and service rights across these heterogeneous networks without interrupting service to subscribers.
The new HP Integrated Home Subscriber Servers (I-HSS) bridges 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi and Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) networks to enable CSPs to centrally manage subscribers’ profiles, regardless of the network to which they are connected.
By having a single application and realtime synchronised user data repository, CSPs can achieve higher reliability for this mission-critical solution while creating a secured evolution path.
Uniquely combining the functionality of HP Home Location Register (HLR), HP Home Subscriber Server (HSS) and HP Authentication Authorisation Access (AAA), the HP I-HSS is providing standards-based and network-agnostic user data convergence architecture.
As a result, CSPs have the freedom to choose their network evolution, to easily enable new services like Voice over LTE and WiFi offload for their subscribers without the need to deploy new network nodes and multiple vendor solutions.
Additionally, HP I-HSS enables CSPs to:
* Allow subscribers to move without disruption across network technologies with a single profile, ensuring consistent privileges and service access;
* Lower operation costs associated with concurrently managing legacy and next-generation network subscribers by consolidating data access and applications;
Ensure high reliability of subscriber data in heterogeneous networks thanks to fault-tolerant architecture and the HP NonStop platform; and
* Experience side-by-side deployment that allows gradual migration of subscribers and services from legacy systems to the new I-HSS.