Openet Telecom Ltd. has updated its FusionWorks Policy Manager product, including support for Long Term Evolution (LTE), and announced a major customer for the platform in France Telecom SA (NYSE: FTE). (See Openet Wins at France Telecom and Openet Updates its Policy Manager.)
Orange France is initially using the product to identify "out-of-contract use," in particular the use of mobile devices as wireless modems in violation of their service agreements. Openet notes that identifying and preventing such use will help to limit bandwidth congestion, a major issue for mobile operators as data service usage continues to ramp, and to reduce revenue loss. The operator is also deploying Openet's parental and content controls capabilities.