Procera Networks software enables Three Ireland to cut Capex

Three Ireland and mobile service networkThree Ireland has deployed Procera Networks’ PacketLogic NAT software across its telecom network in Ireland – assisting the mobile operator to reduce Capex.

The existing PacketLogic 20000 DPI platform and the new PacketLogic NAT software from Procera Networks will assist Three Ireland to reduce Capex (capital expenditure) and monitor the user experience even after a subscriber IP address has been remapped.

Three Ireland can now maintain end-to-end subscriber visibility following the deployment of the new PacketLogic NAT software from Procera Networks.

PacketLogic DPI platform and the CGNAT software from Procera Networks enables Three Ireland to see both sides of the subscriber connection and identify packet loss, latency, and throughput rates to improve the experience in real-time. Three Ireland can also maintain analytics and policy enforcement rules.

Three operates 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, with 96 percent coverage and over two million subscribers served.

Procera’s CGNAT functionality lets Three Ireland send streaming media and social networking traffic direct from its PacketLogic 20000 deployments bypassing existing CGNAT infrastructure, significantly reducing costs when expanding the network core to keep up with growing subscriber bandwidth demands.

“Offloading high volume content and services with Procera’s CGNAT solution enables us to optimize our Capex spend. PacketLogic’s support for multiple use cases in our deployment delivers a higher ROI than a standalone CGNAT solution,” said Paul Proctor, IP Design Manager at Three Ireland.

Procera said its CGNAT solution combines the application and subscriber awareness of PacketLogic with the critical infrastructure requirement to perform network address translation for mobile subscribers, conserving IP address space.

With operators competing over network quality, returning end-to-end subscriber quality awareness to engineering and customer care teams (that was lost with simple CGNAT solutions) is a significant customer satisfaction win.

“NATSync, an extension to Procera’s FlowSync technology, enables asymmetric NAT deployments without requiring clusters of NAT systems to handle traffic asymmetry,” said Alexander Havang, CTO at Procera Networks.

NATSync exchanges port block assignments for subscribers between active systems to ensure that asymmetric traffic can be processed on any system on the network. NATSync also delivers redundancy and simplifies scale-up and scale-out as network operators grow their deployments to keep pace with bandwidth growth.