Comptel Corporation (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: CTL1V), the leading vendor of dynamic Operations Support System (OSS) software, and independent analyst firm Heavy Reading recently released a whitepaper that explores how communications service providers (CSPs) can use next-generation mediation platforms to effectively manage the growth in data traffic and monetise advanced network and subscriber services.
As traditional voice revenues gradually dwindle, operators are concentrating more on value-added services to increase revenue and reduce customer churn. This focus is forcing CSPs to re-evaluate their mediation platforms’ capabilities. Batch-oriented solutions are becoming out-dated and can no longer deal sufficiently with today’s data and network complexity, and the new approaches to billing and payment. There is instead a need for real-time, scalable and flexible processing platforms to improve time-to-market and time-to-revenue, ease and centralise operations, and act as an enabler of customer experience management.
Heavy Reading’s research indicates that data network traffic coming from smartphones alone will increase from 18.5 percent to 56 percent between 2009 and 2015. The whitepaper looks at the primary factors driving this growth in data usage and bandwidth consumption, its magnitude and how the data explosion has challenged the legacy boundaries of mediation platforms.
The whitepaper also illustrates operators’ key business requirements today for next-generation mediation platforms, including acting as a catalyst for transformation, plugging revenue leakage and monetising cloud services, and the ‘must-have’ features that are essential for supporting them.
Comptel and Heavy Reading will be participating in a free, one hour next-generation mediation webinar on 9 February 2012. Download the Heavy Reading whitepaper, “Balancing Act: Data Explosion vs. Revenue Monetisation – Considerations for a Next Generation of Mediation”, sponsored by Comptel here: http://www.comptel.com/MediationWhitePaper