unified LTE/GSM+GPRS core network, including SGSN, GGSN, GMSC, MME, SGW, PGW


About YateUCN
Node paramenters
JSON API for YateUCN Configuration


Unified EPC/IMS core network

The YateUCN is a unified core network solution intended for new LTE networks, for upgrading GSM/GPRS networks to LTE or for extending existing LTE networks.

The YateUCN software-defined core implements all the functions and protocols of the LTE core network in software, and uses commodity hardware. It integrates the EPC layers – MME, S-GW, P-GW, and PCEF. The YateUCN also includes the IMS layers for VoLTE – P-CSCF, I/S-CSCF, IWF, and BGW.

It communicates with the YateENB (LTE eNodeB module) over S1AP and GTP protocols and uses a JSON API for configuration and management.


Unified GSM/GPRS core network

The YateUCN also implements the functions and protocols of GSM/GPRS core networks. In GSM/GPRS, the YateUCN acts as a MSC/VLR/SGSN/GGSN/GMSC in a single server. It connects to the YateBTS (GSM module) over GTP and SIP, replacing the costly SS7 MAP-A interface (BSSAP protocol). This leads to a higher return on investment without affecting the reliability of the network or the provided services.

The unified core network solution is based on replacing the eNodeB with the YateENB (LTE) and the base station subsystem with the YateBTS (GSM).


Remote access for operations and management

YateUCN is easy to operate and manage remotely using the Yate Mobile Management Interface (MMI) online. The interface makes it accessible to add a new YateUCN unit, to setup a cluster of YateUCNs, to configure a single YateUCN function (MSC/VLR, GMSC, SGSN, GGSN, SGW or PGW), to configure YateUCN equipment with all its GSM/GPRS/LTE functions and more. With YateMMI operators can remotely manage their entire network equipment using a single web interface.


Features and benefits

Runs on commodity hardware, allowing for a simplified network architecture and lower deployment costs.

Enables carriers to deploy LTE networks with reduced initial investment.

Allows for scaling as you go. You can add more servers or separate the functionality as more users adopt your service.

Increases network resiliency; in case of equipment failure you can easily configure another server to take up the functions of the fault node.

The SIP protocol establishes connection between the YateUCN and the YateBTS, allowing the SatSite base station to communicate with any YateUCN in the network. A Base Station Controller (BSC) is not needed between the YateBTS-powered SatSite and the YateUCN.

Has low idle traffic, which allows transport technologies like satellite.




SS7 connectivity

Voice interconnect








CODECS and transcoders

Operating system : Linux based


Hardware recommendations

Dell PowerEdge R430 : 3.5" Chassis with up to 4 Cabled Hard Drives

Processor : Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 2.4GHz,20M

Memory : 8GB RDIMM, 2133MT/s, Dual Rank, x8 Data

Hard drives : 1TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6Gbps 3.5in Cabled Hard

Hard drive configuration : RAID 1 for H330/H730/H730P (2 HDDs) with Cabled Chassis

Internal controller : DVD ROM SATA Internal for 4HD Chassis ReadyRails Sliding Rails With Cable

Power supply : 550W

Network adapter : Intel Ethernet I350 DP 1Gb Server Adapter, Low Profile


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