Volubill, a leading supplier of real-time charging and policy control applications for fixed and mobile service providers, has told OSS News Review that IPKO Telecommunications, Kosovo (IPKO) has chosen Volubill’s CHARGE-IT™ Service Controller to enable differentiated charging models for more complex 3G data services and provide real-time analysis of IP traffic for IPKO’s service rating engine. By bringing greater flexibility to the charging of value added services, the new platform will help IPKO Kosovo better combat potential revenue leakage.
Kosovo is a rapidly growing market and IPKO’s network is now being used by ever-greater numbers of Kosovo’s population. The demand for more customized, third-party value added service offerings is rapidly increasing. The Service Controller solution chosen by IPKO, part of Volubill’s CHARGE-IT, provides a comprehensive solution for real-time monitoring of all IP and WAP network traffic and usage to then easily manage the differentiation needed to effectively charge for these new value added services. More flexibility with charging capabilities for these advanced services will help to insulate IPKO from current global economic challenges by tapping into new revenue streams more quickly, and avoiding potential revenue leakage gaps from inefficient charging methods.
Volubill’s CHARGE-IT Service Controller is a network and vendor-agnostic platform that provides flexibility and scalability support and adapt to all data and service architectures. It delivers real-time management and analysis capabilities for subscriber usage of IP-based data, content, VoIP, download and messaging, and is capable of supporting deep packet inspection (DPI), access management, service delivery, traffic shaping, and user experience management for both simple Internet access or content-rich premium services. When partnered with Volubill’s CHARGE-IT Dynamic Charging Platform, Service Controller enables end-to-end real-time control, charging and policy management for advanced services.
Established in 1999, IPKO is Kosovo’s foremost information technology and communications company. IPKO has grown from being the first Kosovo-wide internet provider, to becoming a modern enterprise offering the full range of converged services in mobile communications, fixed telephony and internet services, as well as digital cable TV. Following the country’s declaration of independence in 2008, IPKO has helped to lead the modernization of Kosovo’s telecommunications market and infrastructure, launching a GSM mobile network that soon became a leader in innovation, gaining 35% market share in the first year.