DUBLIN -- Openet, a global leader of telecom business solutions and services, and telecom service-layer innovator OpenCloud today announced the successful integration of Openet Evolved Charging with OpenCloud’s Rhino Sentinel service layer. The integrated solution enables operators to migrate from outdated legacy IN service control points (SCPs) to a modern best-of-breed combination for flexible service definition, real time charging, rating and policy control.
Legacy IN replacement is being driven by the need to replace end-of-life products; the high cost of maintaining aging products; and operator frustration at the inflexibility of traditional telecoms equipment. Driving out costs and enabling more efficient change are essential survival strategies in the increasingly competitive telecoms services market.
Peter Dykes, senior analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media commented, “Following on from the integration of policy control with on-line charging, full integration between policy and charging control and the service layer is the next logical step in developing an architecture capable of supporting next-generation service while delivering a credible replacement for IN.”
The integration helps operators accelerate time to market for new services and business models while driving down the costs of telecom service innovation which have historically been associated with IN platforms.
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