Telecom Lead America: Openet, a provider of
transaction management software for network operators, has been selected by a
tier one U.S. mobile operator for its Openet Interaction Gateway.
The U.S. operator will be deploying Openet Interaction
Gateway for signaling optimization, resulting in projected savings of more
than $45 million over three years.
“Operators worldwide are desperate to manage the
impact made by increased signaling activity. Openet Interaction Gateway extends
PCC functionality to the device — the true network edge — improving customer
experience and optimizing network infrastructure,” said Joe Hogan, chief
technical officer at Openet.
Openet Interaction Gateway coordinates communication
between PCC infrastructure and a subscriber-facing App for real-time access to
customer account data, as well as to information regarding available services.
Interaction Gateway is a platform for Openet’s Subscriber
Engagement solution, which provides a channel for rich interaction between
operators and subscribers.
The company said that network signaling has become a
problem for operators because many popular smartphone apps are chatty.
Uncontrolled, chatty app signaling can reduce network
availability, exhaust the DHCP IP address pool, reduce AAA capacity and impact
device battery life.
The company claims that signaling control solution
powered Openet Interaction Gateway coordinates communication between the
operator’s Policy and Charging Control (PCC) systems and a specialized
Interaction Agent that provides on-device signaling management.
Optimizing signaling enables operators to control
infrastructure costs associated with serving “chatty” apps.
Openet leads policy management software market, ahead of Huawei,
Tekelec and Amdocs
According to Infonetics Research, Openet was leading the
policy management software market in 2011, followed by Huawei, Tekelec and
Sales of policy management software market grew 41
percent to $589 million 2011. Operators in developed markets continue to make
policy vendor selections in line with LTE trials and deployments.