Mobile networks are rapidly evolving. Operators are investing in increased capacity and in new network technologies to meet the rising demands for data.
As networks are extended many operators are offering data services across multiple radio access technology types including 2G, 2.5G, 3G, 3.5G, 4G and Wi-Fi. Managing the network upgrade transition requires tools to launch data price plans that promote and in some cases discourage network usage across different radio access types.
Openet technology spans networks to radically enhance the capabilities and controls available to operators. With strong infrastructure controls, operators can integrate access types directly into service offerings.
For example, a 3G user may be set a fair usage limit in relation to the 2.5G network and be subject to reduced 2.5G network speeds once this is breeched. An operator may offer unlimited access to a streaming music service but limit access to wifi during peak cellular usage periods. By extending service tiers to incorporate radio access type operators have more granular control on how they set data entitlements per user, per user segment and per radio access type.