As the IP network is transforming to the intelligent carrier-class IP bearer network, edge devices on the core network are required to be intelligent. To be specific, edge devices on the core network are required to transform from IP packet forwarders to multi-service control gateways (MSCGs) to support services such as 3G, NGN, and IPTV.
ME60 Multiservice Control Gateway (hereinafter referred to as the ME60), as an MSCG developed to meet the requirement for transformation, ensures security, reliability, and QoS for various telecommunication services. Based on the ME60 and its solutions, carriers can construct an intelligent carrier-class IP bearer network, transform the IP network and shift the traditional telecommunication services to the new network.
The ME60 integrates user management, security control, and
service control, which eliminates the defects of traditional routers
and firewalls that cannot satisfy carrier-class requirements and
provides user-level management and control. This greatly reduces
operating expenditure and provides a platform for the operation of
The ME60 implements user authentication, call control, policy control, QoS guarantee, and security guarantee over various services by associating the service layer with the bearer layer. The ME60 provides five models: ME60-8, ME60-16, ME60-X3, and ME60-X8, and ME60-X16.
2 Tbit/s hardware platform supports high-capacity routing boards (10 Gbit/s to 240 Gbit/s) and Carrier Grade NAT (CGN) boards up to 160 Gbit/s
Capable of processing 1,000 user access requests per second per chassis; over 60,000 users can connect in one minute
Supports Destination Address Accounting (DAA) and alternative access modes including IPoX, PPPoX, 802.1x, and web authentication
Redundant, non-stop design implements Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP+), and Bi-directional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for link, BFD for VRRP
1 + 1 or 1:1 inter- and intra-chassis hot backup ensures subscriber services are always online
Supports NAT44, NAT64, DS-Lite, and L2NAT
The ME60 platform supports up to 240G subscriber access line card, and the industry's largest capacity 160G CGN service board. ME60 has up to 256K concurrent subscribers per chassis, which provides flexibility to meet various requirements in ultra bandwidth era. In addition, the ME60 provides a unique BNG Pool solution using hot backup technology which ensures service always online.
The ME60 provides a powerful session setup rate, which is up to 300 subscribers per second on each single slot, and up to 1200 subscribers per second on each single chassis. NAT Session setup rate is up to 2M per second with CGN board, which delivers reliable non-stop services and excellent experience to subscribers.
Value-added features improve customers’ experience of IPTV or OTT video service. Value-added services such as BoD and DAA cooperate with HQoS to create monetization opportunities.
The ME60 provides various joint interface types including COA, Diameter, COPS etc. The ME60 platform supports various port types ranging from 64Kbps to 100Gbps, which provides the most flexibility to meet different requirements. The traditional networks are able to be migrated to IP-based network by utilizing the existing old devices. The ME60 provides a convenient ALL-IP unified platform with evolutionary capability with various legacy ports.
ME60 supports abundant IPv6 access technologies and large capacity CGN solution, which solves the issue that lacks of IPv4 addresses, and provide comprehensive IPv4 to IPv6 smooth evolution solutions.
According to the third party report from OVUM, Huawei BRAS was awarded 36% market share in 2012, continuing to lead the BNG market. ME60 has been deployed in global leading campus, enterprise and operators such as Hubei University of Technology, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, Vodafone Italy, Vodafone Germany, Jazztel Spain, Telefonica O2, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Telecom Malaysia, Etisalat UAE, Philippine Globe, Russia Volga Telecom, etc.