Patent Number: 8,797,981

Title: Subscriber database for services at the edge of a mobile data network

Abstract: Mobile network services are performed at the edge of a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A service mechanism in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and performs one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data. A subscriber database is dynamically built to support authorization, authentication and accounting for the services performed at the edge of the mobile data network for the broken out data. The core network thus has a subscriber database that is used for non-broken out data, while a separate subscriber database that is not in the core network is used for broken out data.

Inventors: Cillis; Canio (Berlin, DE), Leschke; Ekkart (Berlin, DE)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04W 4/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018