Policy Management – Openet Ranked Top Among Policy Management Firms

February 14, 2013 - Openet

Openet, a leading innovator of Subscriber Optimization Software, has been named as a top policy management firm in the Infonetics Survey, “Policy Server Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey.” The survey responders has identified as a top three vendor, based on operators with wireline, wireless, cable and converged networks. Also, Openet has been identified as the second in terms of vendor familiarity.

The Openet Policy Manager's completely compliant with 3GPP Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF), which enables operators to mitigate the challenges of high bandwidth consumption in global deployments.
Openet provides Subscriber Optimization Software to tier one group of firms which are part of the communications and media service provider industry. Openet’s offering are designed to attract and retain subscribers. Operators must be complete knowledge of their subscribers in order to deploy effective business models and control the allocation of network resources, Openet’s assists them is this process by minimizing the costs, and maximizing the revenue, thereby making the most of every subscriber. Openet’s premium global clients include Vodafone, Orange, AT&T and Verizon.
According to the Infonetics research, Openet was ranked high based on vendor familiarity which is a measurement of vendor offerings. Recently Openet had successfully expanded its services in North America and EMEA, as well as a partnership with Cisco (News - Alert), which accounted for 44 percent of the respondents being familiar with Openet. Also, innovative, cutting-edge applications which are combined with Openet’s policy and charging capabilities made it a popular brand. Bandwidth Policy controls in the future will become more granular and personalized in order to meet the operator needs for subscriber transparency and network control.
In a press release, Directing Analyst of next gen OSS and policy at Infonetics Research, Shira Levine, said, "Operators are increasingly interested in software-based policy control solutions that can support multiple network and service types. At the end of the day, the policy market will be dominated by best-in-breed policy control solutions that enable operators to handle policy decisions according to dynamic criteria. Our respondents are aware of Openet on multiple levels, and this indicates significant traction since Openet entered the policy space in 2008."
The CMO of Openet, Michael Manzo, added, "Although Openet has been in the policy market a relatively short time compared to our competitors, we're not surprised by Openet's ranking in this survey. Our relationship with Cisco, tireless innovation and unique approach to combining policy with charging has led to win after win for policy management deployments. This survey confirms what we already know -- that Openet has quickly moved into a leadership position, and with some additional time, will dominate this market."



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