Openet has recently announced that its real-time charging solution, FusionWorks Charging, is a key component of The SDP Alliancesâ€™ pre-integrated, convergent service delivery platform (SDP). The SDP Alliance brings together the most important elements of a SDP and offers them either as a unified whole or in a subset of category-defining products. Openetâ€™s FusionWorks Charging provides real-time, convergent charging to all of the next-generation services provided in the SDP architecture.
â€œOpenetâ€™s solutions are designed to enable new revenue streams and extract increased value from diverse service provider networks,â€ commented Shane Oâ€™Flynn, vice president, managed services and support, Openet. â€œThis capability is essential for operators as they adopt end-to-end SDPs to increase service revenue growth and retain customers. The SDP Alliance recognizes the need to include real-time, convergent charging to the SDP as a means to track, charge and bill the innovative services enabled by the other Alliance partners.â€
FusionWorks Charging allows operators to exploit their investments in next-generation network technologies. The real-time charging solution delivers any service to any type of subscriber, enabling any kind of payment method to be collected or authorized before delivery actually takes place. By seamlessly integrating with intelligent network probes, FusionWorks Charging provides the business logic to make all important policy enforcement decisions and the technical framework to accommodate shortcomings in the scalability of traditional pre-paid mechanisms.
â€œAll the members of the SDP Alliance ÂÂâ€“ including Openet ÂÂâ€“ are category leaders,â€ commented Denis Murphy, co-chair of The SDP Alliance Steering Committee. â€œCollectively they offer a really compelling, pre-integrated and product-based SDP solution.â€
For a demonstration of the pre-integrated, convergent SDP, visit The SDP Alliance during the 3GSM World Congress, February 12 â€“ 15, 2007, Booth #2J27, Hall 2.
Openet is a leading worldwide provider of event processing and transaction management solutions. The Transactional Intelligence of the companyâ€™s solutions extracts increased value from diverse service provider networks, enabling rapid introduction of new services and reliable, cost-effective management of existing services. Openet is focused on delivering best-in-class network edge solutions and specialized engagement processes that create business value from network activity. A global company, Openetâ€™s implementations include long-running engagements with the worldâ€™s leading service providers such as British Telecom, Orange , Cingular and Verizon Wireless. For more information, visit www.openet.com.
About The SDP Alliance
The SDP Alliance is a collaboration of seven software vendors each of which provides a best-of-breed component of a service delivery platform (SDP). Alliance members include Aepona, ChangingWorlds, Cibenix, MobileAware, Mobile Cohesion, Openet and Xiam. The key components of the SDP architecture provided by these member companies cover the following:
– Secure and open access to core network capabilities
– Intelligent personalised navigation for content discovery
– Content rendering and optimisation
– Content management and content push technologies
– Partner relationship management
– Convergent charging
– One-to-one marketing and content delivery
Further information is available at www.thesdpalliance.com.