This paper explains the importance of ensuring that your PCEF element connects directly to the OCS, and relies upon real-world use cases to illustrate the pitfalls of deviating from this standard.
Standards-Based Service Innovation to Power Revenue Growth
Sandvine’s Usage Management product allows communications service providers (CSPs) to increase revenue and achieve competitive differentiation by rapidly introducing a unique range of high-value subscriber services, including:
Application-based service tiers and bolt-ons that appeal to specific subscriber tastes
Roaming packages, real-time notification and bill-shock prevention
Shared data plans, including family plans and multi-device data bundles
Sponsored connectivity and third-party bundles, including zero-rating of partner services
Universal service plans that bridge access technologies
Since its launch in 2009, the Usage Management product has been deployed in over 80 networks worldwide as operators transition to usage-based billing models and look to out-maneuver the competition.
Usage Management includes all the features and flexibility that operators need to achieve service innovation in any fixed, mobile or converged network with short time-to-market and predictable deployment behavior:
Best-in-class implementation of 3GPP Policy and Charging Control (PCC) standards for integration with PCRF, OCS and OFCS
Turnkey provisioning and integration with existing B/OSS systems using standard interfaces
Real-time traffic classification and metering of network applications resulting in accurate billing and revenue leakage prevention
Scalability to meet the needs of the smallest and largest networks
Proven interoperability with a wide range of solution partners in LTE, 3G, mobile, cable DSL and converged networks
Plug-and-play SandScript policies that enable rapid service plan definition
Service Innovation in the Real World
Click to view the video above to find out how real-world operators have used Usage Management to reap the rewards of true service innovation.