Package installation is verified on Ubuntu 18.04, while building is verified on both Ubuntu 16.04(Zenial) and 18.04(Bionic Bearer).

Package Installation

This section explains how to install NextEPC using the package manager apt. To build NextEPC from the source codes, please see Build section below.

  • Install NextEPC

    Install NextEPC daemons which consist of nextepc-mmed, nextepc-sgwd, nextepc-pgwd, nextepc-hssd, and nextepc-pcrfd:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nextepc/nextepc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install nextepc
  • Install Web user interface

    Install Web User Interface (WebUI) which supports the user subscription management:
sudo apt-get -y install curl
curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
  • Verify the installation

    NextEPC daemons are registered in systemd environment:
sudo systemctl status nextepc-mmed
● nextepc-mmed.service - NextEPC MME Daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/nextepc-mmed.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Thu 2019-02-21 19:29:43 MST; 27s ago
sudo systemctl status nextepc-sgwd
sudo systemctl status nextepc-pgwd
sudo systemctl status nextepc-hssd
sudo systemctl status nextepc-pcrfd
  • Verify the tunnel interface creation

    A virtual network interface, pgwtun, is also created:
ifconfig pgwtun
pgwtun    Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
          inet addr:  P-t-P:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::50f6:182c:5aa3:16bb/64 Scope:Link
          inet6 addr: cafe::1/64 Scope:Global
  • Uninstall NextEPC

    Uninstall WebUI, NextEPC daemons and log files:
curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get purge nextepc*
sudo rm -Rf /var/log/nextepc

Next step: Configuration


This section explains how to build NextEPC from the source codes.

  • Install MongoDB

    MongoDB is used for the database of NextEPC:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install mongodb
sudo systemctl start mongodb
  • Define a TUN device

    Write the configuration file for pgwtun and create it:
sudo sh -c "cat << EOF > /etc/systemd/network/99-nextepc.netdev

sudo sh -c "cat << EOF > /etc/systemd/network/

sudo systemctl enable systemd-networkd
sudo systemctl restart systemd-networkd
  • Install dependencies

    Install the following dependencies:
sudo apt-get -y install autoconf libtool gcc pkg-config \
         git flex bison libsctp-dev libgnutls28-dev libgcrypt-dev \
         libssl-dev libidn11-dev libbson-dev libyaml-dev
  • Build

    Download and compile source codes, then will be installed to `pwd`/install/:
git clone
cd nextepc
autoreconf -iv
./configure --prefix=`pwd`/install
make -j `nproc`
make install
  • Run

    nextepc-epcd is the daemon lauching all necessary daemons automatically:
  • Install Node.js

    Node.js is required to install NextEPC WebUI:
sudo apt-get -y install curl
curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get -y install nodejs
  • Install the dependencies of WebUI

    Goto the TOP/webui of NextEPC source. Install WebUI dependencies:
cd webui
npm install
npm run dev

Next step: Configuration