SoftBank Selects Ericsson's Mobility-based Policy Control Solution to Alleviate RAN Congestion

  • SoftBank Mobile, Japan's leading mobile operator has selected Ericsson's Mobility-based Policy Control (Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF)) solution to further improve user experience in even the most congested network environments. 

The solution, a new software feature part of Ericsson's Evolved Packet core (EPC) portfolio which connects the mobility management and policy control helps to optimize radio resources and reduce signaling traffic.

In addition, the Mobility-based Policy solution supports an enhanced, location-based mobile user experience.

"To accommodate our subscribers and data traffic growth, it is critical to optimize our spectrum. By enabling us to dynamically allocate the best radio resources on a per-user, per-terminal basis, Ericsson Mobility-based Policy has the potential to increase our network flexibility while reducing signaling traffic network wide - this efficiency drives additional opportunities to improve both the user experience and network performance."

-      Yoichi Funabiki, Director, Mobile Network Planning Division, Core Network Department SoftBank Mobile

"Ericsson and SoftBank Mobile work together to consistently enhance the performance and user experience on their mobile network. With this demonstration of Mobility-based Policy, an innovative feature of Ericsson's Evolved Packet Core, we continue to strengthen our strategic partnership with SoftBank Mobile."

-       Jan Signell, Head of Region North East Asia, Ericsson

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