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UPF – User Plane Function
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UPF – User Plane Function

The User Plane Function is related to the 3GPP 5G Architecture. It is similar to the roles played by the Serving/Packet Gateway in a 4G LTE system. The UPF supports features and capabilities to facilitate user plane operation. Examples include: packet routing and forwarding, interconnection to the Data Network, policy enforcement and data buffering.

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