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UnionCore uPCF

Genew UnionCore unified Policy Control Function (uPCF) consists of EPC and 5GC network elements of policy control service. They are PCRF, PCF, and they are all based on 3GPP standard and ETSI NFV standard. Each of them can be solely deployed as standalone VNF or convergently deployed as a unified product but representing multiple responsibilities.
  • UnionCore uPCF



Product Architecture

The system architecture of uPCF is based on the standard ETSI NFV architecture. The main functional components can be deployed as VNFs on the virtual infrastructure and managed by the cloud platform. The system architecture of uPCF is shown in the figure below:

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Genew UnionCore uPCF is developed based on the idea of atom-level convergence, that means, not only the system is disaggregated into different modules, each module is a totally standalone Virtualized Network Function Component (VNFC) that could be deployed in a VM or Container, but also for both 2/3G, 4G and 5G signaling, are dealt within the unified Policy Control (PC) module.


Atom-level Convergence
Stateless Architecture
Virtualization & Scalability
Cloud Native
Interoperability and Customization
Efficient and Automated O&M
Carrier Grade Integrity and Performance
Carrier Grade Reliability

Module functions

RDBMemory databaseThe RDB stores the subscriber policy record and policy context etc. It is based on Redis DB, Redis DB is an opensource memory database with extraordinary performance and fertile functions.
OMUO&MThe OMU is the Operation and Management Unit, provides routine FCAPS maintenance operation.
SBIInterfaceThe SBI deals with the service-based interfaces, especially the HTTP2 layer with load balancing function.
DiameterInterfaceThe Diameter deals with the Gx/Rx interface.
PCUInterface & ServiceThe PCU is the Policy Control Unit, deals with the Diameter and PCF messages with load balancing function.
SPU-PCServiceThe SPU-PC is the Service Processing Unit of PCRF&PCF. It deals with subscriber profile repository, AMF policy procedures, SMF policy procedures, UE policy procedures etc.
IPUServiceThe IPU is the IP processing unit transmits the signaling and messages with load balance function.
EMSO&MThe EMS consists of NEs’ O&M Agents and a Web Server to provide Browser & Server O&M architecture, and it also includes part of MANO’s functions like NFVO and VNFM. Its name is NuMax Cloud.

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Genew Technologies Co., Ltd., established in 2005, is a global system provider of end-to-end communication solutions and telecom infrastructures, it is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 688418.SS).



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