The UDM portfolio is organized in three categories to address specific operator challenges and driving forces:
- HLR & HSS: State of the art and future proof subscriber management function where the application logic and the database are one to one connected in the same physical node (co-located database). Thus, there is a dedicated and optimized subscriber management for each access & service type. As world leader in subscriber data management, Ericsson HLR&HSS is a future proof investment with a product evolution including the latest platform technology and functionality to address OPEX reduction as well as operators’ need for growth and new revenues.
- User Data Consolidation – UDC: Ericsson Subscriber Data Management for every service, every access. It provides consolidation of user data for all network functions like user authentication, service authorization, mobility management and fraud protection. Ericsson UDC implements a Layered Architecture solution according to 3GPP by converging CS, PS, EPC, WLAN, M2M and IMS user profile services. UDC supports all access types like 2G, 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi & Fixed IMS.
- Connecting the cloud: Ericsson provides intelligence in Smart Pipe operators’ networks, allowing operators to implement a two side business model. This area addresses the aggregation and exposure of user data and networks capabilities. Exposing data between operator and OTT /3PP partners will enable new revenues for operators, in the area personalized services, advertising and brokering of data.
A wide range of products are available for both Classic and Data-Layered Architectures, including:
- Home Location Register
- Authentication Center
- Home Subscriber Server
- Subscription Locator Function
- Centralized User Database
- Number Portability solution
- Equipment Identity Register
- User Profile Gateway
Key features and characteristics of the offering include:
- Unlimited scalability to support hundreds of millions of subscribers
- Geographic redundancy for disaster contingency
- Efficient handling of user and service information, taking into consideration mobility management, authentication, authorization and privacy
- Support for data consolidation through centralization and/or virtualization based on customer needs
- Support for new business models and revenue streams
- A safe migration path for network modernization and evolution towards next generation networks such as SAE/LTE and IMS.