Ericsson and Japan's SoftBank have completed a demonstration involving combining mobility management and policy control to optimize radio resources in congested mobile network environments.
The companies have shown off Mobility-based Policy, a new software feature for Ericsson mobility management and policy controller systems.
The software creates a direct connection between the two systems to allow them to allocate resources and set policy decisions on a per-user and per-terminal basis.
SoftBank Mobile director of core mobile network planning Yoichi Funabiki said optimizing spectrum is critical to accommodate ongoing subscriber and data traffic growth.
“[This approach] has the potential to increase our network flexibility while reducing signaling traffic network-wide,” he said. “This efficiency drives additional opportunities to improve both the user experience and network performance.”
SoftBank uses Ericsson LTE RAN and EPC equipment, and Ericsson is supplying the end-to-end network infrastructure for SoftBank's VoLTE offering.