Vodafone Idea completes deployment of Ericsson Charging

Ericsson announced the completion of the charging consolidation program for Vodafone Idea, replacing three existing Online Charging Solutions (OCS) with Ericsson Charging as the single OCS solution across India.
Vi 4G network in BhopalThe program is one of the industry’s largest installations of this type globally. This consolidated online charging solution with integrated data policy architecture enables faster product launches and better, more efficient ways of working.

Vi now has a simplified prepaid charging stack, which brings uniformity of architecture in Charging and data Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF), customer experience, life cycle management, product modelling and configuration, features and functions. The solution takes advantage of the pre-integration of Ericsson Charging and Ericsson Policy portfolio.

The project enabled migration and consolidation for over 300 million Vi subscribers capacity on Ericsson Charging system. With this solution implementation, Vi has consolidated all other OCS to Ericsson Charging. The solution provides a single system for offer creation and user communication leading to simplified provisioning and consistency.

“Vi managed the one of the world’s largest telecom network integration to set up a pan-India data network covering over 1 billion Indians. As part of our integration, we collaborated with Ericsson for the massive Charging consolidation project enabling us to have uniformity in architecture and simplified operations,” Jagbir Singh, CTO of Vodafone Idea, said.