Openet launches Cloud-native and Microservices-based Policy Controller for 5G

April 18, 2019 - Aleks

The new solution is cloud-native and microservices-based, and has been built for CICD (continuous integration continuous delivery) to allow a succession of new services to evolve and be deployed rapidly. OPC enables the development, launch and control of more services in a shorter timescale than was ever previously possible and with lower network impact. The CICD approach employed by Openet allows the service provider to deploy new policy controls for any new network slices they may be trialing.

As well as enabling time to market in minutes, OPC is closely linked to charging systems to enable new 5G monetization models to be developed and implemented.  Guaranteeing Quality of Service (QoS) can only be achieved if network slices are tightly coupled with Policy and Charging, said Openet. In turn, this provides the ability to monetise service slices with rapidly evolving pricing models. OPC is integrated with Openet’s Evolved Charging system and the open API architecture enables integration with monetisation systems from any vendor.

Tony Gillick, GVP Product Management, Openet
5G will enable service providers to launch many new services covering everything from high-value entertainment services and gaming through to critical healthcare, massive IoT and enablement of Smart Cities. As such service providers will need to re-invent how they roll out new products and services. To enable this, OPC contains ‘blueprints’.

Joe Hogan, CTO and Founder, Openet
OPC supports all 3G/4G policy use cases and interfaces, to ensure ease of upgrade and that our customers can have a single policy control solution for all services. OPC is the re-invention of policy control and the investment is paying off. We’re already implementing OPC for a 5G network in North America, and have signed 5G partnership deals with companies like Samsung and CASA Systems to jointly promote our Smart Charging and Control Core for 5G as part of a broader 5G ecosystem. 




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