5G Service Communications Proxy (SCP)

NetNumber Integrated Service Communication Proxy (SCP)

The Service Communication Proxy (SCP) is one of the most important elements of the 3GPP Service-Based Architecture (SBA) for 5G Core networks. The SCP is functionality similar to the Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) in 4G, functioning as a central control point in the signaling network core.

The SCP performs multiple key functions, simplifying core network routing topology & offloading the Network Repository Function (NRF) from service discovery, thus enabling greater 5G core network geo-distributed scalability.  Key functions include:

  • Message routing, load balancing & distribution
  • Traffic prioritization & overload handling
  • 5G Service Delegated Discovery
  • Optional message manipulation & transformation
Feature Highlights

For two decades, NetNumber has been a leader in fixed and mobile signaling, routing and security. Key 5G SCP capabilities include:

  • 5G Consumer-Producer Secure Communications 
  • 5G Consumer-Producer Binding 
  • High Performance HTTP/2 Signaling Stack 
  • HTTP Proxy Support 
  • Delegated Discovery / Discovery Caching 
  • Multi-Service & Multi-Slice Support 
  • Programmable Dissector-based Rules Engine 
  • Dynamic Flexible Routing / Load-Balancing 
  • Rate Limiting & Overload Protection 
  • Rich Monitoring & Observability framework (Tracing, KPIs & TDRs)  
  • Interworking & Message Transformation (optional) 
  • NetNumber TITAN.IUM Traffic Analytics (optional) 
Benefits

Key 5G SCP benefits include:

  • Central element of the 5G Core service-based signaling network providing secure message routing, load-balancing, overload protection & traffic visibility.
  • Greatly reduces the complexity of managing large geo-distributed 5G Core signaling networks.
  • Incorporates powerful award-winning Dissector-based Rules Engine enabling flexible customer programmability.
  • Part of the TITAN.IUM InterGENerationalTM Cloud-Native Framework interworking HTTP2, DIAMETER, SIP & SS7 signaling.
  • “Deploy anywhere” installation on premises or in the cloud via Containers, Virtual Machines or Bare Metal.

For further information, please refer to the 5G Service Communications Proxy (SCP) Product Data Sheet.