VIENNA, Austria - 2 April 2012 – Telekom Austria Group has selected Kapsch CarrierCom to integrate the Openet Policy Manager across six operating companies in Eastern Europe. The deal was primed by Kapsch, and the company will serve as the system integrator and provide regional complimentary services and support for the solution. The six network operators will benefit from spam attack detection and flexible bill shock prevention as well as the implementation of requirements related to roaming regulation. As the leading PCRF (Policy Control and Charging Rules Function) vendor, Openet offers Telekom Austria Group existing use cases cutting down on development effort and time. The deployment of Openet’s Policy Manager product will go live in 2012 and makes it possible for approximately 19 million mobile subscribers to benefit from enriched and innovative services that will enhance customer experience.
“Kapsch and Telekom Austria Group have been cooperating for several years. The knowledge we have gained through providing regional services and support within our cooperation with Telekom Austria Group is crucial for the integration. Openet’s Policy Manager delivers exceptional performance and flexibility and is an ideal solution to enable a safe mobile experience for Telekom Austria Group’s operating companies,” explains Thomas Schöpf, Kapsch CarrierCom's COO. “While the power of mobile devices and their data usage grows, it has become increasingly important for consumer to remain secure during the usage of mobile services.”
Kapsch, Openet and Telekom Austria Group cooperate throughout Europe
The roll out to operators will take place in the countries of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Belarus, Serbia, and Slovenia. “We continue to empower communications service providers worldwide and working with Telekom Austria Group has expanded our presence in the fast-growing market of Central and Eastern Europe,” says Michael Manzo, CMO of Openet. “With the Policy Manager implementation, Telekom Austria Group’s operating companies can offer a more personalized experience tailored directly to subscribers and their own network needs. The deployment will lead to maximum customer satisfaction and network efficiency.”
This PCRF implementation will require the Openet Policy Manager to deeply integrate with the mobile packet core nodes, which is a key area of expertise for Kapsch.
“Kapsch and Telekom Austria Group are connected through longterm business relations. Through Kapsch’s knowledge and experience as our business partner in the area of system integration, an efficient integration is guaranteed,” says Johann Pichler, CTO of Telekom Austria Group. “Openet has made it easy for us to offer our operators within the Telekom Austria Group flexible and secure policy and billing solutions to support the smartphone revolution, while providing both new and existing customers with enriched and innovative services that will enhance their experience of our network service.”
About Kapsch CarrierCom
Kapsch CarrierCom is a global manufacturer and independent system integrator of telecommunication solutions for railway operators and providers of access, core and transmission networks. In seven R&D centers in Europe and Asia, Kapsch CarrierCom develops applications and services for next generation networks and innovative OSS / BSS solutions. In addition, Kapsch CarrierCom provides an end-to-end service spectrum, which ranges from consulting, designing, installing and integrating, to maintaining, operating and supporting entire networks.
With 70,000 track-kilometers covered by GSM-R, Kapsch CarrierCom is an internationally recognized specialist and partner for railway operators such as the French railway RFF, the German railway DB and Network Rail in the United Kingdom. In the public operator segment, Kapsch CarrierCom’s customers include service providers such as the companies of the Telekom Austria Group and Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan. Kapsch CarrierCom is part of the Kapsch Group and has its headquarters in Vienna. For additional information: http://www.kapsch.net and http://www.kapschcarrier.com
Openet is a leading provider of Service Optimization Software (SOS) tailored to meet the evolving needs of communications service providers, or CSPs, including wireless, wireline and cable network operators. Openet’s integrated, high-performance software solutions provide real-time policy management, rating, charging and subscriber data management solutions to enable real-time, contextual network resource allocation and monetization decisions based on information about the end user and the service being used. CSPs use Openet’s SOS solutions to enhance quality of service, create a more personalized end user experience, develop new business models and dynamically control network resources. Openet’s SOS solutions are used by more than 80 customers in 28 countries. For more information, please visit www.openet.com.
About the Telekom Austria Group
The Telekom Austria Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since November 2000, is the leading communications provider in Central and Eastern Europe with roughly 23 million customers across its markets of operations. The Group is currently operating in eight countries: in Austria (A1), Slovenia (Si.mobil), Croatia (Vipnet), the Republic of Serbia (Vip mobile) and the Republic of Macedonia (Vip operator), Bulgaria (Mobiltel), Belarus (Velcom) and Liechtenstein (Mobilkom Liechtenstein). The total market of the eight countries covers about 41 million inhabitants. The Group has more than 17,000 employees, revenues were EUR 4.45 billion as of year-end 2010. Telekom Austria Group’s portfolio encompasses products and services of voice telephony, broadband Internet, multimedia services, data and IT solutions, wholesale as well as m-payment solutions. More detailed information is available at http://www.telekomaustria.com.