DUBLIN, IRELAND: Openet, the telecom business solutions and services source, and telecom service-layer innovator OpenCloud today announced the successful integration of Openet Evolved Charging with OpenCloud’s Rhino Sentinel service layer.
The integrated solution facilitates operators to be able to migrate from outdated legacy IN service control points (SCPs) to a modern best-of-breed combination aimed at flexible service definition, real time charging, rating and policy control.
Legacy IN replacement is being driven by the requisite to replace end-of-life products; the high cost of maintaining aging products; and operator frustration at the inflexibility of traditional telecoms equipment. Driving out costs and assisting more efficient change are essential survival strategies in the increasingly competitive telecoms services market.
Peter Dykes, senior analyst at Informa Telecoms and Media alleged that, “Following on from the integration of policy control with on-line charging, full integration between policy and charging control and the service layer is the next logical step in developing an architecture capable of supporting next-generation service while delivering a credible replacement for IN.”
The integration from its part assists operators accelerate time to market for new services and business models while driving down the costs of telecom service innovation which have historically been associated with IN platforms.
“As operators offer a more diverse and personalized mix of voice, messaging and data services, they require high performance real-time charging and rating systems that provide convergent functionality across all services,” held Cyril Dolan, global VP of Alliances at Openet. Supplementing that – “We’re excited to work with OpenCloud on a joint IN replacement solution that leads the industry in functionality and performance.”
“User experience is a combination of the service delivered, the charging model and price-points, and the behavior of the underlying network: that’s service control, charging and policy,” purported Jonathan Bell, VP Product Marketing at OpenCloud. Delineating that – “The combined OpenCloud and Openet proposition delivers all three collaboratively, and enables operators to make superior customer experience the new competitive axis.”