Highdeal and HP IUM achieve dramatic breakthrough in online charging

December 10, 2007

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PARIS -- Highdeal, the world’s leading provider of pricing & rating solutions, today announced a significant breakthrough in the online charging systems that telecom operators use to manage revenue for converged, multimedia services. Highdeal teamed with HP to show that the combination of Highdeal Transactive®, HP Internet Usage Manager (IUM), and HP ProLiant servers running Linux delivers a price-performance profile previously unattained by online charging solutions.

In tests conducted at the HP Solutions Center in Richardson Texas, the combined Highdeal-HP solution delivered four times higher throughput and half the latency of any other published benchmark.

Specifically, the combined Highdeal and HP systems performed charging control, rating and balance update operations with end-to-end transaction rates of 24,000 transactions per second (TPS) for session-based charging with an average latency of 23 milliseconds per transaction. In an event charging scenario for messaging services, throughput climbed to 49,000 TPS with average latency of 8 milliseconds. The results are particularly striking since the HP ProLiant servers in the test cost approximately 50 times less than other servers typically used by telecom operators for their online charging applications.

Commenting on the benchmark, Fergus O'Reilly, Highdeal's CTO, said, "We are proud of these compelling results that are a direct outcome of a continuous process of careful architecture design and optimization by the Highdeal R&D team and the HP IUM product group. They demonstrate that the combined Highdeal and HP IUM solution can scale to very large subscriber volumes and manage innovative pricing and convergent account offers, while scaling gracefully using cost-effective hardware." The benchmark used real-world pricing and charging scenarios with a customer base of 20 million subscribers. Each modeled subscriber used next generation voice and data communications services priced using sophisticated bundles of time and zone-based tariffs, free-units and cross-product bonuses. Charging was done dynamically among each subscriber's prepaid, postpaid and credit-limited accounts.

Highdeal Inc.

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