5G Edge Components

Main components of our 5G edge

AMF (Access and Mobility Management Function)

  • Handles the mobility management of user devices, including registration, authentication, and location tracking.

  • Manages mobility-related events, such as handover between different network access technologies.

  • Coordinates with other network functions to ensure seamless mobility for users as they move between different network areas.

AUSF (Authentication Server Function)

  • Handles authentication and authorization of user devices in the network.

  • Verifies the identity and credentials of user devices and grants access to the network.

  • Enforces security policies and authentication mechanisms to protect against unauthorized access and ensure secure communication.

SMF(Session Management Function)

  • Manages and controls the session establishment, modification, and termination for user devices.

  • Defines and enforces quality of service (QoS) policies for user sessions, ensuring appropriate resource allocation and traffic management.

  • Supports network slicing, allowing the creation and management of customized virtual networks with specific performance characteristics for different use cases.

UPF (User Plane Function)

  • Handles the forwarding and processing of user data traffic.

  • Applies traffic management and QoS policies defined by SMF and PCF to ensure optimal user experience

  • Provides functions such as deep packet inspection (DPI), traffic shaping, and packet filtering to enable efficient data handling and management.

UDM (Unified Data Management)

  • Manages user profile information, including subscription data, service profiles, and policy information.

  • Authenticates and authorizes user devices based on user profile information.

  • Supports network functions with user-related data, such as location information and subscription status.

PCF (Policy Control Function)

  • Controls and enforces policies related to user sessions, QoS, and resource allocation.

  • Defines and enforces policies for network slicing, ensuring that different slices have appropriate resource allocation and QoS characteristics.

  • Collaborates with other network functions to ensure policy consistency and adherence to service level agreements (SLAs).

NSSF (Network Slice Selection Function)

  • NSSF is used by the AMF ( Access and Mobility Management Function) to assist with the selection of the Network Slice instances that will serve a particular device. NSSF provides the selection of appropriate network slices for 5G user equipment.

  • The NSSF determines the Allowed NSSAI (Network Slice Selection Assistance Information) that is supplied to the device.

  • Network slicing feature can allocate and dedicate network resources for specific services, which will minimize the impact on the existing services while enabling the launch of a new service.

NRF(Network Repository Function)

  • The NRF allows 5G NFs to register and discover each other via a standards-based API.

  • Network Function Management: This enables each NF to register with the NRF. So, any NF available for service delivery can be listed in the centralized resource.

  • Network Function Discovery: Each registered NF can also interrogate the NRF to discover other NF and the services they offer

NEF (Network Exposure Function)

  • Service-Based Architecture: NEF designed as part of the Core SBA on 5G topology. Users can employ external/third-party APIs to communicate with 5G core.

  • Open Interface: Extends multivendor views by externalizing network or service capabilities by allowing users to plug in multivendor APIs.

  • Secure API Exposure: Offers easy, safe, and scalable exposure to the information control points and events of the network functions used in the service provider’s network.

  • Enhances 5G Monetization & Next-gen Services: Strengthens end-to-end solutions, such as Private Mobile Networks and Network Slicing.

AF (Application Function)

  • Accessing the NEF for retrieving resources.

  • Interacting with the Policy Control Function (PCF), enabling policy control.

  • Traffic routing for applications

  • Provides application services to subscribers.

API (Application programming interface)

  • Network Customization: Monogoto APIs allow businesses to customize their private 5G network settings and configurations to meet specific operational needs and performance requirements.

  • Integration with Existing Systems: Monogoto APIs facilitate seamless integration with existing enterprise IT systems, third-party applications, and cloud services, enhancing overall network functionality.

  • Real-Time Monitoring and Management: Through Monogoto APIs, businesses can access real-time data on network performance, enabling proactive monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimization of the private 5G network.

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