Juniper Networks to resell Openet solution

April 5, 2011 - Openet

Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) will begin reselling Openet’s policy management and charging platforms under a new strategic partnership agreement between the two companies. Openet’s subscriber optimization software will be included in Juniper’s MobileNext solution, announced earlier this year.

Specifically, Juniper will offer Openet’s Policy Manager and Online Charging System (OCS) product suite, which includes Convergent Charging, Network Edge Rating and Balance Manager. Juniper’s MobileNext solution is a suite of software running on its MX 3D Universal Edge Router and Junos software platform that enables operators to profit from mobile data traffic by offering new products and business models for mobile operators.

In a 2009 interview with RCR Wireless News, Openet said it focuses on complex transaction management issues for tier-one operators, essentially being the “money plumbing.” At that time, Openet said it processed 9 billion records a day in real time for Verizon Wireless. Openet late last month announced a U.S. tier-one wireless operator would deploy its Corporate Spending Controls, Fair Usage, Parental and Content Controls and Service Passes solutions, which replace existing legacy products.

“Harnessing the innovation from the mobile ecosystem has become increasingly critical as subscribers consume more multimedia content than ever before,” said Mike Marcellin, VP, product marketing and strategy, at Juniper Networks. “We are pleased to partner with Openet as part of our MobileNext solution to deliver flexible policy and billing solutions to help mobile operators profitably navigate the smartphone revolution.”

“Openet’s partnership with Juniper continues to identify the need for intelligent and dynamic control over network resources,” said Michael Manzo, chief marketing officer, Openet. “This partnership showcases the reputation and reliability of our solutions in the market, as well as a growing mobile foothold for Juniper Networks. The demand for policy and charging solutions has drastically increased with the release of dynamic next-generation devices and applications.”


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