RADCOM Ltd, along with Amdocs (News - Alert), recently debuted a new solution which will enable service providers to monetize data usage and help reduce cell congestion within LTE (News - Alert) networks. The new solution was developed, and has been successfully tested and deployed on a trial basis over a Radio Access Network (RAN). Amdocs is a leading provider of customer experience systems and services.
In a statement, Eyal Harari, RADCOM's VP of Products and Marketing, said, "This joint solution represents a unique approach that leverages service assurance and policy control integration beyond the network and charging domains. With the dynamic nature of traffic in mobile networks, service providers need an automated, flexible solution that controls congestion when the cell is over-utilized and allows operators to better monetize cells when they are under-utilized."
The joint solution will make it easy for service providers to monetize the RAN by providing their customers with promotions anytime cells are not utilized to their full capacity. Furthermore, the solution effectively improves and automatically addresses cell congestion with the use of RAN-aware policy to subscriber sessions.
Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president of product and solutions marketing at Amdocs, said, "Our successful trial deployment shows that operators can harness data by combining real-time RAN utilization data with the power of Amdocs policy control to monetize usage, based on available capacity and subscriber service entitlements.”
The solution which incorporates RADCOM's Omni-Q probe-based Service Assurance platform and the Amdocs Policy Controller was successfully deployed on a trial LTE (4G) network of a tier-1 service provider from the Asia/Pacific region. In addition, the solution is also capable of supporting both UMTS and CDMA networks.
RADCOM is a leading developer and manufacturer of next-generation network test and service monitoring solutions for use by communications service providers and equipment vendors.
Edited by Rich Steeves