Openet’s New Gateway Extends Policy and Charging

July 10, 2012 - Openet

Dublin, Ireland-based Openet launched an Interactive gateway this week, which enables operators to extend Policy and Charging Control (PCC) system capabilities to the device for improved customer experience and optimization of network resources.

The Interaction Gateway builds on Openet's Subscriber Engagement Engine (SEE), which provides real-time insight of usage and spending by coordinating communication between an operator’s existing PCC infrastructure and a specialized, on-device Interaction Agent for policy enforcement.

Joe Hogan, CTO at Openet, said extending Policy and Charging Control capabilities to the device is an important step that optimizes both network resources as well as customer experience.

“With the introduction of Interaction Gateway, subscriber engagement becomes one of many benefits delivered by providing PCC capability to the device as well as the network core," Hogan said in a statement.

Interaction Gateway also enables on-device enforcement of policies to reduce signaling congestion. By optimizing the signaling created by “chatty" apps that constantly query the network for updates, mobile device battery life can improve by up to 50 percent, and mobile infrastructure resources such as DHCP IP address allocation and AAA capacity can be preserved.


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