User Traffic Control

Enforce user profile management according to their impact on your network and their business value. Manage precisely user traffic with bandwidth and volume control.

 

User based policies enable customer centric traffic management with bandwidth and volume control per user, according to their profile or data package.

 

The Vedicis User Traffic Control service tracks a complete view of user’s activity and data usage. A “user” is defined with several network criteria, such as IP address, VLAN,… The term “user” can therefore correspond to a subscriber, a corporate customer, or a group of them, identified by a group of IP addresses, a VLAN, etc.  

 

Vedicis User Traffic Control service detects IP, VLAN... in the traffic. It then associates dynamically this information to a user (through a connection to the Radius or other specific user DataBase) and user to a profile (through a connection to the PCRF or other DB with profile information).

User bandwidth management

 

Global bandwidth per user (upstream or downstream) can be shaped and marked, independently of any APPs, by defining:

 

>The maximum bandwidth available per user

 

The maximum subscriber bandwidth allocation is set to prevent abusive usage of shared network resources by any specific user profile. This helps as well to define limitation for abnormal traffic to or from a user, for security purpose.

 

>The minimum bandwidth

 

The minimum bandwidth per user is commonly used to process all packets below this bandwidth threshold with a maximum priority. This contributes to priviledge any traffic below this limit.

 

>The average bandwidth

 

The average bandwidth per user is used to prevent some specific bandwidth intensive APPs (typically P2P) to use all available user bandwidth.

APPs bandwidth and volume management per user

 

This advanced traffic management feature is based on Apps, defining a set of actions per group of APPs for each user:

 

 

Adaptative bandwidth management: user fairness & topology awareness

 

Fairness: bandwidth is dynamically monitored in order to define a “fair bandwidth” available per user, in real time. User bandwidth is then shaped when exceeding this fair value.

 

Topology awareness: Vedicis User Control service implements “V-Lines”, which represent the network with the various static bottlenecks (Node B for mobile operator, Access for fixed operator). The identifiers of these bottlenecks to create V-Lines are provisioned by each carrier. Vedicis User Control service monitors in real time the traffic in each V-Line, which corresponds to a constrained physical resource to be shared by a pool of users: the Vedicis solution can therefore enforce bandwidth management depending on network congestion. This mechanism extends User fairness capabilities.

Solutions for Telecom Operators with User Traffic Control:

 

- Personalized Services

 

- QoE improvement and congestion mitigation

 

- Roaming services

Policy Enforcement & Network Traffic Intelligence