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ATCA's Big Femtocell Opportunity


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Presentation by Manish Singh at ATCA Summit 2009

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ATCA's Big Femtocell Opportunity

  1. 1. ATCA’s Big Femtocell Opportunity 5th Annual ATCA Summit October 27, 2009 Manish Singh Vice President, Product Line Management Confidential and Proprietary
  2. 2. At a Glance Over 150 Customers Worldwide Protocol Software LTE DPI Femtocell ATCA & Professional cPCI Hardware Services See our display in the Exhibit Area Confidential and Proprietary 2
  3. 3. Mobile Broadband: Huge Demand, Huge Challenges Mobile voice revenues saturating Mobile broadband driving growth Traffic up 130% per year Doubling every 9 months! BUT new base stations & spectrum Source: IDC adding only 20% capacity / year Traffic Video is the true network killer app Revenues & Traffic Gap Will bring mobile networks to its knees! Widening Data streams are no longer bursty Voice Era Ex: Peer-to-peer (P2P) & streaming Revenues Data Era The “Exa-Flood” is coming… Source: Cisco Visual Networking Index, 2009 Source: Pyramid Research Confidential and Proprietary 3
  4. 4. What Is Driving this Growth? Demographics Devices Demand Internet Applications Internet Generation Mobile Internet Devices & Content Confidential and Proprietary 4
  5. 5. “Smarter, Faster, Cheaper” Mobile Broadband Femtocells = Cheapest Bit Pipe LTE = Fastest Bit Pipe DPI = Smartest Bit Pipe LTE = Long Term Evolution, DPI = Deep Packet Inspection Confidential and Proprietary 5
  6. 6. LTE Delivers “Fast Pipes” Significantly increased data rates E-UTRAN Architecture ~200Mbps down, ~50Mbps up Low latency for real-time apps We support end-to-end LTE MME / Serving GW MME / Serving GW EPC: MME, SGW, PDN solutions RAN: Trillium eNodeB, HeNodeB S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 X2 X2 eNodeB X2 eNodeB HeNodeB HeNB Gateway S1 S1 eNodeB HeNodeB HeNodeB Spectral Efficiency Improved 4X Confidential and Proprietary 6
  7. 7. Femtocells Deliver “Cheap Pipes” Femtocell Solutions Femtocell = home base station Offloads traffic Provides cell coverage indoors from the macrocell Low-power & self-configuring to network to a home minimize interference base station Aligns with 3G / LTE standards Works with standard 3G & LTE Leverages users’ broadband handsets / data cards Traffic backhauled on users’ fixed broadband (DSL / Cable / FTTx) Data Traffic offloaded from the macro cellular network Macro network Standard 3G 3G femtocell base station mobile phone converged device Spectrum Re-use Improved 1,000,000X DSL = Digital Subscriber Line Confidential and Proprietary 7
  8. 8. DPI Delivers “Smart Pipes” Still Spectrum Limited; Traffic Management Essential DPI = Deep Packet Inspection, P2P = Peer-to-Peer Confidential and Proprietary 8
  9. 9. Dominant Trends Hardware = Cost Reduction Cost per bit over the life of a project Implications Standards Outsourcing Commoditization Software = Revenue Growth Portability & scalability Implications Open-ness Cleverness Instability Confidential and Proprietary 9
  10. 10. ATCA 40G = Lower Cost / Bit FM80 ATCA 40G Fabric Switch 40G/slot switching 4X Switching Rate Advanced rules processing FM40 10G Switch XE80 Dual 6-Core x86 CPU Up to 64GB DDR3 memory Dual 10GbE fabric high performance 2X Compute Power accelerated NIC (TOE, RDMA, iSCSI) 4 x 10G external connectivity XE60 Dual Quad-Core PP80 40G Packet Processor Flexible Ethernet-based architecture 4X DPI Performance Onboard expansion sites PP50 10G Packet Processing Confidential and Proprietary 10
  11. 11. ATCA’s Opportunities App-Specific Solutions LTE Evolved Packet Core 1. Adaptive Traffic Shaping 4. Mobility Management Entity Dynamic bandwidth allocation Control plane RAN-aware Shaper Bearer setup & release 2. Internet Offload (DPI) 5. Serving Gateway Lower Capex in wireless core Bearer plane 10 DPI customer wins Fast path packet processing 3. Femtocell Gateway 6. PDN Gateway Edge traffic aggregation Bearer plane Key interface to core network Fast path packet processing SW-upgradeable: 3G to LTE DPI for shaping & security Confidential and Proprietary 11
  12. 12. Femtocell Gateway Leverage customers’ Home broadband connection for backhaul (Single Femtocell Deployment) Carrier Internet Wireless Core IP Traffic Iu / Gi / S1 Network Femtocell Access Point Supports 1 to 4 users Femtocell Gateway Provides HSPA data rates Aggregates data streams Extended coverage in the home/office IP Traffic Control / data plane security Core network interface Initially modified/enhanced RNCs, UMA Gateways, or PDG Enterprise LAN / WLAN Leverage customers’ broadband connection for backhaul Enterprise (Multi-Femtocell Deployment) Confidential and Proprietary 12
  13. 13. Femtocell Architecture Options Home/Enterprise Femtocell Gateway Core Network Femtocell Tunneled Security Femto Iu Iub Gateway RNC 3G Core Iu Tunneled Security Iu Iu Gateway Concentrator Iu Gi UMA UMA Security Based Gateway Network IMS Core Controller Gi SIP Security Packet Data Wm Gateway Gateway Wi Confidential and Proprietary 13
  14. 14. Femto Gateway (FGW) Solution Element Management System Unified System Management Femto Gateway Application Continuous Computing System Continuous Computing System DPI Signature Engine Layer 4 Load Balancer Security Software Trillium Control Plane Protocols Data Plane Protocols SAFfire HA Middleware L2HA Network Health Checking Essential Services Platform Management Wind River PNE LE Operating System IPMI commands, firmware, BIOS, etc. Chassis & Packet Storage, Compute Switch Shelf Mgr Processor AMCs, etc. Legend Hardware Software Partner Partner Application Confidential and Proprietary 14
  15. 15. 3GPP-Standardized Iuh (Dec 2008) Iuh interface between FAP and FGW Iu-CS Architectures remove SS7 bottlenecks Gateway Security Femto MSC Iuh Gateway Scalable to support mass FAP Iu-PS FAP deployment SGSN New Iuh Support Iu-flex with NNSF in FGW Control Application Forwarding Application Protocol specifications released RRC PDCP RANAP HNBAP Iu-UP Stack Manager RANAP over RUA for traditional UMTS RLC RUA operations MAC-b,MAC-d,MAC-sh SCTP GTP / RTP HNBAP for FAP-specific requirements MAC-HS,MAC-ES MAC-E* Standard Iu user plane PHY IP (IPsec) New Iuh Confidential and Proprietary 15
  16. 16. Tunneled IuB (Femto RNC) Architecture RNC Control and Forwarding Application RRC PDCP RANAP Iu UP NBAP Stack Manager RLC SCCP And GTP-u / c Femto MAC M3UA SCTP GTP’ Control Framing Protocol SCTP IP (IPsec) Trillium Protocols Trillium PS Board Support / OS *Note: Also provide support for Broadband SS7 (ATM) Transport options Confidential and Proprietary 16
  17. 17. Tunneled Iu (Iu Concentrator) Architecture Control and Forwarding Application RANAP Iu UP Stack Manager SCCP And GTP-u / c Femto M3UA GTP’ Control SCTP IP (IPsec) Trillium Protocols Trillium PS Board Support / OS *Note: Also provide support for Broadband SS7 (ATM) Transport for IuCS Confidential and Proprietary 17
  18. 18. SIP / IMS (PDG) Architecture Control and Forwarding Application Iu UP Iu UP MAP Stack TCAP Manager Diameter SIP And SCCP RTP / Femto GTP-u SRTP M3UA Control SCTP SCTP IP Trillium Protocols Trillium PS Board Support / OS Confidential and Proprietary 18
  19. 19. Iuh Femtocell Gateway (Home NodeB GW) Control Application Forwarding Application RANAP Iu-UP RANAP Stack Manager ALCAP/STC HNBAP SCCP Offload Mode RUA M3UA MTP3-B AAL2 RTP GTP-U SCTP SSCF/SSCOP IP AAL5/ATM ATM UDP/IP Trillium Protocols Trillium PS Board Support / OS Confidential and Proprietary 19
  20. 20. Control Plane Processes FGW System Configuration Data Plane Processes System Management Base: 1GbE Dual Star Network Traffic Fabric: 10GbE Dual Star Shelf Manager Shelf Manager Line Card(s) – T1/E1/ATM Control Plane & Charging Control Plane & Charging Data – Fast Path/Routing Data – Fast Path/Routing Hub Switch & Line Card Hub Switch & Line Card System Manager : x86 System Manager : x86 12U / 14 Slot Chassis DSAP Alarm Panel Iuh Circuit switched N:1 / 1:1 IuPS IuCS/PS N:1 / 1:1 interfaces to MSC IuCS Network Uplinks 8 x SFP/SFP+ Per switch Confidential and Proprietary 20
  21. 21. FGW Payload Blades Industry-leading products across three required areas for FGW: PP50 Dual 10G Packet Processor Routing and fast path functions Supported with TCAM accelerator Load balancing & DPI options FM40 10G Switch Fabric 8 x 10G external links (SFP/SFP+) Low latency switching (200ns) Advanced load balancing XE60 Dual Intel Quad-Core x86 CPU Control plane application Charging function Confidential and Proprietary 21
  22. 22. Femto Gateway Performance Small Form Factor Gateway 5 – 10Gbps, up to 70K FAPs (3G) 2U form factor Medium Capacity Gateway 20-40Gbps, >120K FAPs (3G) 6U form factor Large Capacity Gateway 40-80Gbps, >250K FAPs (3G) 12U form factor Confidential and Proprietary 22
  23. 23. LTE Femto Gateway E-UTRAN Architecture MME / Serving GW MME / Serving GW S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 X2 X2 eNodeB X2 eNodeB HeNodeB HeNB Gateway S1 S1 eNodeB HeNodeB HeNodeB Confidential and Proprietary 23
  24. 24. Multi-Mode Femtocell Network Architecture Options Multi-Mode Femtocell Aggregator Core Network Femtocell Iu EPC Security Iuh HNB GW Gateway S1 Security HeNB S1 Gateway GW 3G Core Increase 3G and LTE capacity and coverage in single device Upgrade path from 3G to LTE Support for mixed subscriber base (i.e. single household may have 3G and LTE devices) Leverage same IP-backhaul (e.g. metro-femto scenario resulting in significant cost savings) Confidential and Proprietary 24
  25. 25. Multi-Mode Femtocell, A Look Inside WCMDA Femtocell Parallel radio stacks RRC PDCP Separate Layer 1through RANAP WCDMA RLC HNBAP Iu-UP 3 stacks PHY MAC-b,MAC-d,MAC-sh RUA GTP / MAC-HS,MAC-ES MAC-E* Uu SCTP RTP Shared elements Iuh Encryption acceleration Header Compression Encryption Management IP Sec IP Header compression QoS, IPSec LTE RRC S1AP eGTP Management system LTE PDCP SCTP LTE PHY PHY LTE RLC LTE –S1 LTE MAC Application Complexities LTE -Uu Interference mgmt / SON Trillium LTE Femtocell Inter-RAT HO Confidential and Proprietary 25
  26. 26. LTE Femto Gateway LTE Femto Gateway Control Plane Application Forwarding Plane Application RANAP GTP-c eGTP-c PMIP S1-AP Diameter HNBAP GTP-u eGTP-u (v1/v0) (v2) RUA SCTP UDP IPSec IP LTE FGW Support for S1-AP Support for multi-mode FAPs Policy Enforcement DPI for Intelligent Internet Offloading DPI for Legal Intercept Confidential and Proprietary 26
  27. 27. Summary Mobile broadband driving growth Femtocells drastically improve spectrum re-use Cost / bit must go down 40G ATCA = lower cost / bit We deliver We deliver ATCA best suited for Femto Gateway ATCA based ATCA based ATCA = Telco-Grade Femto Gateway Femto Gateway for both for both Reliability, Scalability, Performance 3G & 3G & LTE LTE LTE – next big opportunity for ATCA Confidential and Proprietary 27
  28. 28. Sources for Further Information Standards Body – 3GPP Femto Forum Think Femtocell web site & newsletter Femtocells Book “Femtocells Opportunities and Challenges for Business and Technology” Publication Date: June 2009 Confidential and Proprietary 28
  29. 29. Questions & Comments Manish Singh Vice President, Product Line Management Confidential and Proprietary