Service Delivery Engine (SDE)
Universal Policy Control in the Control Plane
The Service Delivery Engine (SDE)—Sandvine’s Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF)—places the Sandvine Policy Engine in the network’s control plane, and provides the interfaces necessary to implement network policy control use cases in any access network, with any combination of access technologies and solution vendors.
As your use cases grow and evolve over time, you need a platform that can keep pace. Sandvine’s unified policy engine lets you link any condition to any action in real-time, for endless extensibility—with none of the rules limits imposed by other solutions.
The Sandvine Policy Engine
The Sandvine Policy Engine is the brain of our platform, and is the foundation of all of our policy control solutions. It lets you realize your business objectives by linking any set of conditions to any set of actions, in real-time. Information about measured conditions and provisioned subscriber entitlements flows into the Policy Engine, and charging updates, management actions, and business intelligence data emerge.
“Sandvine’s NFV-ready, innovative solutions help Bakcell to meet mobile broadband market challenges by supporting the rapid deployment of new and innovative service plans, increasing service quality, improving customer experience, and simplifying subscription management."
- Yigit Berktash, CTO, Bakcell
PCRF Specifications for Policy and Charging Control
With extensive standards support and proven interoperability with B/OSS solutions and third-party PCEF elements, the SDE is your single point of policy definition and coordination.
Deploy in any combination of FTTX, DSL, Cable, Satellite, WiFi, WiMAX, 2G, 3G, LTE, 5G.
The horizontal and vertical scalability your network needs for today and tomorrow.
3GPP, IETF, CableLabs (e.g., DOCSIS/PCMM), Broadband Forum, DSL Forum, 5G Infrastructure Association, W3C, etc.
Enable subscriber-aware policy control by making subscriber information, session details, and related subscriber attributes available to other Sandvine elements.
- as a client: allows the SDE to signal to other systems
- as a server: allows other systems to signal the SDE to perform policy actions
Accelerate Your Service Innovation with ServiceDesigner
Control Center is Sandvine’s unified policy and element management graphical user interface, and provides a single mechanism for monitoring operational information, editing network policies, configuring elements, and deploying network policy control solutions.
Tomorrow’s hot app or new service request can show up without warning, and you need to be able to move quickly to take advantage of new opportunities and to respond to competitive threats. ServiceDesigner, a feature within Control Center, lets you define, modify, and deploy subscriber services to the network in minutes.
Service Delivery Engine: Overview
Bring subscriber and network services to life in any fixed, mobile, or converged access environment with the world’s most powerful universal policy controller (i.e., PCRF).
Download this brochure for more information and technical specifications for the Service Delivery Engine.