Openet Telecom, a leader in offline and online charging and rating solutions for communications providers, has recently announced its leadership role in developing cable industry network usage collection and billing standards. As a part of the CableLabs PacketCable 2.0 standards initiative, Openet Telecom actively contributed in developing the accounting specification that defines how the collection of network usage data is done for any IP multimedia session on a cable network. This ensures that required billing functions can be supported.
“Openet continues to lead the industry in defining charging and accounting solutions for all segments of the communications industry,” said Joe Hogan, CTO of Openet. “Our work with CableLabs reflects our proven expertise with IMS, in support of organizations such as 3GPP and IETF, and with the worldâ€™s largest and most progressive converged communication service providers worldwide who use Openetâ€™s solutions for offline and online charging.”
The specification, which leverages key components of 3GPPâ€™s IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) specification, builds upon Cableâ€™s successful multi-service revenue growth strategy with the addition of flexible IMS compliant charging functions. PacketCable 2.0 enables a full range of emerging services based on SIP and Diameter in connection with existing Cable services, thereby extending Cableâ€™s innovation through support of interactive communications, multiple simultaneous sessions, and personalized content delivery.
Openet Telecomâ€™s convergent charging solutions enable accounting for existing cable services, delivered using circuit switched and PacketCable 1.x service platforms, in combination with full support for emerging protocols used with Cableâ€™s next generation of connected communication services. The FusionWorks IMS solution integrates Openetâ€™s offline charging product with any IMS compliant service delivery platforms used to support residential and commercial VoIP services. Enterprise and residential charging rules for all IP based multi-media services can now be configured in one convenient logical location on the network.
Openet Telecomâ€™s Cable solutions enable operators to measure and charge subscribers based on discrete experiences delivered across all screens, from infotainment content and communication services designed for the residential living room to innovative mobile services that extend cableâ€™s reach outside of the home. Combining the full range of revenue generation capabilities within a scalable transaction processing platform, Openetâ€™s Cable solutions support subscription based, on demand, and advertising sponsored content and services, residential and commercial VoIP, interactive TV applications, targeted advertising, and fixed mobile convergence.
About Openet Telecom
Openet Telecom is a world-leading provider of Active OSS solutions that enable network operators to maximize the profitability of their network and services. Our products, FusionWorks Mediation, FusionWorks ActiveCharge, FusionWorks ActiveRate and FusionWorks IMS enable network operators with diverse networks to easily implement, manage, charge for, rate and bill sophisticated service â€“ leading to enhanced profitability and quality of services.
With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and major offices in Washington, Singapore an Sao Paulo, Openet Telecom has signed customers that include British Telecom, Cingular Wireless, Orange Group, StarHub, T-Mobile, TIM, Telstra, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone.
Additional information is available at www.openet.com