Subscriber traffic is expanding rapidly, driven by the proliferation of connected devices and increasing bandwidth usage per subscriber. This trend is fueling the demand for new digital content and applications, opening up great opportunities for new services (video calling, high-definition content streaming, etc.). This is evolving into 5G service offerings, with a wide range of use cases for the scalable hyper-connected Internet of Things (IoT) world.
Unlike previous generational changes, the 5G rollout will be an evolutionary process – think of it not as a destination but a journey. However, mobile operators should not wait until the marketplace shakes out – that just gives competitors the first-mover advantage. The winning strategy is to act NOW.By carefully investing in upgrades to support specific 5G use cases, network operators can monetize their existing 4G/LTE infrastructure and modernize in preparation for the eventual migration to a full 5G architecture.Download White Paper
A10 Networks Thunder CFW enables intelligent traffic management in mobile networks that is subscriber- and context-aware for faster monetization of new value-added services and improved subscriber experience.
Thunder CFW solution supports steering for end-user traffic, enabling the operator to optimize the existing infrastructure, as well monetize it by offering value-added services to select users. This helps in, not only a reduction of total cost of ownership (TCO), but also provides an opportunity to increase average revenue per user (ARPU).
The traffic steering policy can be extremely granular and can leverage many Layer 3-7 characteristics of the end-user flows, enabling service providers to route traffic only through the services relevant to the subscribers. For example, traffic steering can be based on IP, user or application. This solution can also provide IPv4 and IPv6 consistency so that the same user goes through the same set of services.