UPF is a pivotal component in 5G networks, responsible for managing and optimizing user data traffic. It plays a crucial role in ensuring efficient data transport, quality of service, and security, making it essential for delivering a wide range of applications and services in modern telecommunications.
Fast Path Data Processing
Supports static routing, direct routing and various routing policies directing to appropriate destinations
UPF enforces QoS policies, ensuring that different types of data traffic receive the appropriate level of service quality and prioritization
High-performance data plane processing enhances packet processing speed, reduces latency, and hardware acceleration helps to optimize the handling of user data traffic.
Traffic Policing and Shaping
Traffic management techniques to control the flow of data traffic, ensuring it adheres to defined quality of service (QoS) parameters.
Buffer & Notification Management
SEPP supports a feature called telescopic FQDN, which hides the home network identity to visited network
Diverse deployment modes
Deployment modes such as PSA, I-UPF
(Integrated UPF), and local breakout are supported
Monitoring and Usage Reporting
UPF supports Monitoring and Usage reporting of user plane traffic for charging based on time and volume.
In-built Observability for visualization of data like KPis, events and logs for processing.
Customer Use Cases
High speed data transmission