AT&T taps HPE for subscriber data management solution

AT&T data plans
Telecom operator AT&T has selected Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide cloud-based subscriber data management solutions.

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HPE said the technology company’s subscriber data management (SDM) enables telecom service providers to consolidate and manage subscriber and device data via a single, unified repository, allowing operators to simplify their network topologies and avoid data duplication and inconsistencies.

CSPs can simplify the creation of new personalized services faster and more cost-effectively by providing streamlined access to user data, as well as increase revenue opportunities per user by providing more targeted offerings.

Telecom operators aim to virtualize core network functions like SDM due to the progression of NFV, bringing the benefits of the telecom cloud to CSPs.

“AT&T’s transformation from physical hardware to HPE’s SDM solution will provide a highly scalable, reliable and flexible standards-based architecture that supports a diverse and evolving services ecosystem to help make hybrid IT simple,” said Dave Sliter, vice president and general manager, Communications Solutions Business, HPE.

AT&T is making the transition to cloud-based virtual functions running on the AT&T Integrated Cloud (AIC). AT&T is using software-defined networking (SDN) and NFV to make its network faster, simpler and more scalable.

HPE I-HSS serves as an integrated home location register (HLR), home subscriber services (HSS) and authentication, authorization and access (AAA) databases, supporting a frontend / backend architecture.

HPE said its SDM solutions are standards compliant, provide support for multiple network technologies (3G, 4G, 5G, IMS, VoWiFi and VoLTE) and integrate with third party network equipment vendor systems, helping AT&T to avoid vendor lock-in now and in the future.

“HPE’s I-HSS is an important component in AT&T’s plan to virtualize and migrate network functions to software running on AT&T’s Integrated Cloud (AIC), using cost effective, standardized equipment,” said Paul Greendyk, vice president, Mobile Core & Network Services, AT&T.