Openet, the leading provider of Service Optimization Software (SOS) to tier one communications and media service providers, today announced the immediate availability of a major new version of its award-winning PCRF software. Openet Policy Manager 4.0, featuring an incorporated Decision Core, simplifies the creation of even the most complex rules to manage network resources and create next generation service offerings.
The role of network policy is moving beyond traditional “fair usage” consumption management toward complex data service plans that represent new revenue opportunities. These plans, with innovations such as application-based bundles,“data included” wholesalearrangements with content providers and flexible service passes, are enabling operators to differentiate as markets evolve beyond “all you can eat” data plans.
Such next generation revenue opportunities are executed efficiently and effectively with Openet Policy Manager 4.0. This release represents a best of breed policy solution that delivers the flexibility, performance and scale required to meet the demands of an increasingly dynamic market.
Flagship features of Policy Manager 4.0 include:
• An enhanced rules engine that enables operators to more easily monetize and manage service-driven data growth
o Advanced interface incorporates conditional logic with a rich policy rules environment that best applies robust logic to policy control
o Uses a dynamically populated interface for ease of configuration
o Greater support for subscriber and service monetization and control through enhanced dynamic assignment of usage and QoS attributes
• Improved configuration interfaces
o Pre-configured to support a large range of enforcement devices
o Industry-leading support for operator agility and interoperability goals
o Flexibility to swap out enforcement points, reducing vendor lock in
• Enhanced Rx interface extends application support, including 4G IMS
o Incorporates IMS voice (VoIP), as well as video and online gaming service support (for example, Skype and Netflix)
o Extends support for application requested policy updates
Policy Manager 4.0 furthers Openet’s leadership position enabling next generation service offerings. Its powerful logic configuration capability and tight integration with Openet’s Charging Suite of products enables operators to continue evolving revenue models while serving subscriber demand for bandwidth.
“The broadband market, especially mobile broadband, is today among the most dynamic in the world,” said Openet CMO, Mike Manzo. “Business needs can change on a dime, and all systems need to be able to support new business models with a quick turnaround time and minimal effort. Openet Policy Manager, long recognized as the best in the market, is ready to help operators grow in the face of new competitive challenges and new technologies.”
Openet (openet.com) is the most innovative provider of Service Optimization Software (SOS) to tier one communications and media service providers, and a world leader in proven policy management solutions. To succeed, service providers in all markets must know their customers, deploy innovative business models and effectively monetize services. Openet's offerings are engineered to provide an optimal experience while minimizing cost and maximizing revenue—making the most of every network and customer. Ranked #1 by Infonetics, Openet’s Policy Manager and associated software has been deployed by operators in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.