GTP Session Controller

Specifications

Physical Specifications

Size and Weight

  • 2U high rack mountable enclosure
  • Dimensions: 17.5W x 19.125L x 3.5H (inches), 44.45W x 48.58L x 8.89H (centimeters)
  • Weight: 35.0 lb (16 kg)

Power AC

  • Input AC voltage: 90-240V AC RMS auto-switching
  • Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Nominal power requirement: 2.36A @ 110V AC, 260W
  • Maximum power requirement: 5A @ 110V AC, 550W
  • Heat/power dissipation for system with all 64 ports on the front panel at 100% traffic load: nominally 260W/887 BTU/hour

Power DC

 

  • Operating input voltage: -36 to -75V DC
  • Nominal current: 5.41A @ -48V DC, 260W
  • Maximum operating input current: 11.46A @ -48V DC, 550W
  • Heat/power dissipation for system with all 64 ports on the front panel at 100% traffic load: Nominally 260W/887 BTU/hour
Operating Specifications

Temperature

  • Operating: 5°C to 40°C
  • Short-term: -5°C to 55°C (not to exceed 96 consecutive hours)
  • Short-term: with fan failure: -5°C to 40°C (not to exceed 96 consecutive hours)

Humidity

  • Operating: 5% to 85%, (non-condensing)
  • Short-term: 5% to 90% (non-condensing, not to exceed 96 consecutive hours)

Regulatory/Safety

North American Safety

  • UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, 2nd Edition
  • GR-1089-CORE, Issue 5, August 2009

European Safety

  • EN60950-1
  • International Safety
  • CB Scheme: IEC 60950-1:2005 First Edition

RoHS Compliant

EMI/EMC

  • North American EMC o FCC part 15, Class A (USA)
    • ICES-003 Issue 4, Class A (Canada)
    • GR-1089-CORE, Issue 5, August 2009
  • European EMC o EN55022 2006 Class A (Emissions)
    • EN55024 1998 w/A2 (Immunity)
    • EN61000-3-2:2006 (Harmonics)
Key Features
  • Enables monitoring solutions to scale by offloading the correlation of subscriber data from monitoring probes
  • Samples and filters GTP sessions to reduce traffic sent to probes
  • Automatically detects probe failure and redistributes the traffic until the probe recovers
  • Delivers uninterrupted traffic distribution in demanding telecommunications environments
  • Provides enough headroom for the solution to grow with the end user
  • Improves network-visibility infrastructure ROI

Intelligent Distribution and Control of Mobile Network Traffic

Problem: Unwieldy mobile traffic—and costs

For mobile carriers, network service dependability and customer experience are critical to success. But while network probes can provide visibility into wireless core networks, these devices have limited capacity and may not withstand fluctuating mobile subscriber traffic. At the same time, underloading network probes can create additional costs. Only by striking the right balance can carriers improve visibility into wireless networks while controlling costs.

Ixia GTP Session Controller

 

Solution: Maximized network probes for maximum benefits

The Ixia GTP Session Controller 7433 helps service providers maximize network probes and capacity while improving visibility into wireless core networks. The solution effectively identifies and tracks mobile subscribers and load balances that the network probes by enforcing capacity and rate limits for each customer, even as mobile traffic rates fluctuate. If the controller detects faulty or overloaded monitoring probes, it automatically redistributes the load to other probes in the cluster. As a result, monitoring probes are able to focus on Quality of Experience (QoE) analysis rather than spend cycles trying to reassemble GTP session traffic.