SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Guavus, Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics applications for operational intelligence, today announced Pipeline 5.0, the latest version of its IP mediation product for the cable industry. Pipeline 5 introduces new revenue assurance capabilities that enhance the industry-leading product suite, while continuing to provide the most accurate ‘billing ready’ usage data available in the market.
Pipeline 5 empowers multiple systems operators (MSOs) with improved customer experience management (CEM) capabilities, while simultaneously paving the way for a variety of usage-based billing models. Pipeline 5 is also fully compatible with next-generation network infrastructures and service standards, including Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1, Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) and DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE).
"Subscribers are cutting the cord in droves; abandoning fixed-term rigid packages in favor of flexible pay-as-you-go OTT services," said Anukool Lakhina, Founder and CEO of Guavus. "By embracing usage-based billing, cable firms can offer the flexibility their subscribers crave by only charging for the data they consume. Yet to do so they need to have more granular, real-time visibility into subscriber consumption to feed into existing and next generation BSS frameworks. Pipeline provides that functionality while ensuring compatibility for next generation standards."
Pipeline’s open application programming interfaces (APIs) enable it to integrate seamlessly with operators’ existing infrastructure and back-office systems. Its modular architecture maximize flexibility in licensing options, enabling MSOs to reduce costs by deploying only what they need. The new release of Pipeline is fully next-gen-ready, providing support for DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 service definitions, as well as support for CCAP and DPoE infrastructures. These network technologies are essential as MSOs modernise their infrastructures to offer subscribers speeds of up to ten gigabits per second.Guavus Inc.