IBM establishes telecom centre of excellence in US
February 15, 2011 - Openet
IBM created a new Center of Excellence for the communications industry in the US. The centre, which features Openet products, is designed to help service providers with new technologies to meet bandwidth demands and customer service requirements driven by the use of smartphones, tablets, devices and the mobile web. Openet provides mediation, rating and charging, balance, subscriber and policy management products, along with analytics for all functions.
The centre allows IBM clients to test new technology and proofs of concept in a "sandbox" environment, access a global pool of experienced subject matter experts in IBM and Openet technologies, access custom training tailored to Openet applications for intelligent service control, access and obtain support for other products including the IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform and the Service Provider Delivery Environment (SPDE), support in using real-time analytics from Openet as well as IBM business analytics optimisation resources including IBM Netezza, Unica and Cognos software and integrate IBM and Openet products in their own environment.
The new centre will also allow clients to access the IBM Telecom Business Analytics and Optimization Center of Excellence based in Dublin, Ireland. Openet technology is optimised for IBM BladeCenter servers, supported by IBM solidDB Universal Cache in-memory database software and integrated with IBM analytics software. The new Telecom Center of Excellence is based in IBM's Telecom Solutions Lab in Austin, Texas.