Veraz Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ: VRAZ), the leading provider of Multimedia Generation Network application, control, and bandwidth optimization products, and Comarch, the leading BSS/OSS vendor and systems integrator, have announced a joint offering for wholesale carriers that combines Comarch’s real-time pre-paid, service creation and credit control application with Veraz’s ControlSwitch™ interconnect VoIP platform.
Wholesale service providers are increasingly looking to offer pre-paid billing as an option for their carrier customers. Carrier pre-paid services require real-time billing, credit control and revenue assurance capabilities that need to be tightly integrated into both the carrier’s OSS/BSS systems and their voice switching infrastructure.
In many cases, wholesale operators’ voice networks are a multi-vendor mixture of legacy TDM switches, next generation softswitches and increasingly IMS SIP components. The real-time integration of all of these diverse elements into a unified pre-paid billing architecture is often technically challenging and cost-prohibitive.
The Veraz-Comarch solution addresses the cost of integration by leveraging the ControlSwitch’s ability to interwork across legacy, first generation softswitches and IMS-based SIP control elements, providing a unified interface into the carrier pre-paid system and overall OSS/BSS environment. This dramatically lowers the cost of integrating a diverse network switching environment into the pre-paid system.
Comarch’s BSS/OSS portfolio and expertise, which includes convergent billing systems for retail and wholesale carriers, telecom CRM systems and network and service assurance applications provides carriers with an industry leading and complete solution covering billing, rating, charging and real-time service creation and control.