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Openwave Mobility Launches Stratum Cloud Data Manager – 5G NFV Telco Cloud Database

Carrier-class 5G data management allows operators to launch & scale stateless services, and seamlessly deploy network slicing

REDWOOD CITY, Calif – April 4, 2018Openwave Mobility today announced the launch of Stratum – Cloud Data Manager , a 5G telco cloud database which enables mobile operators to securely store and access data from virtualized applications. As mobile operators race to launch 5G services, they are faced with ‘stateless’ clouds – services that do not store data from one session to the next but instead rely on common external data management.

The 5G native cloud core-network comprises three layers – user plane, control plane and common data layer. Stratum – Cloud Data Manager provides the all-important data layer which stores not only the fast-changing state, but other information required by applications such as subscriptions, policy and configuration data. It can selectively replicate data as needed, so it eases the creation of 5G slices and stateless core services, and delivers data at the edge for performance-sensitive, ultra-reliable low latency applications.

Sue Rudd, Director at Strategy Analytics explained: “Originally, Subscriber Data Management provided the foundation for a subscriber and application focused database. 5G is changing all that with service-based architectures. Operators now require a cloud database that treats every subscriber and network function as a service”.

Matt Halligan, CTO and Head of Engineering at Openwave Mobility added: “Openwave Mobility’s unrivalled expertise in SDM and user data repositories gives us the edge and provides operators with the assurance of a robust, cost-effective solution. Stratum – Cloud Data Manager delivers telco-grade five nines reliability that is capable of handling over one million transactions per second at ultra-low latency. What’s more, the Total Cost of Ownership is one third that of a traditional subscriber repository solution”.

Stratum – Cloud Data Manager can uniquely handle not only traditional subscriber, static and dynamic data, but also unstructured data that extends beyond resource functions and applications.  It allows any authorized service to securely access any structured or unstructured data from any location in near real-time. Stratum – Cloud Data Manager is the evolution of Openwave Mobility’s Subscriber Data Management solution, SDM:CE, chosen by Tier 1 operators in the US, Europe and Asia for their NFV networks.

Sue Rudd concluded: “Vendors such as Openwave Mobility who have optimized their database architecture to meet SDM requirements for high performance distributed database access are well positioned to support mobile operators as the telco cloud database evolves to 5G. This evolution is outlined in a new report ‘Subscriber Data Management (SDM) Anchors Telco Cloud DB for 5G Service Based Architecture’.

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About Openwave Mobility

Openwave Mobility, an Enea company, empowers mobile operators to manage and monetize encrypted traffic. Based on the industry’s most scalable NFV platform, our solutions alleviate RAN congestion, create new revenue opportunities and unify subscriber data. The company provides solutions for mobile data optimization, targeted promotions and subscriber data management.

About Enea

Enea develops the software foundation for the connected society. We supply open-source based NFVI software platforms, embedded DPI software, Linux and real-time operating systems, and professional services. Solution vendors, Systems Integrators, and Service Providers use Enea to create world-class networking products and services. More than 3 billion people around the globe already rely on Enea technologies in their daily lives. Enea is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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