Openet Executive Elected Vice Chairman of 3GPP SA5 Charging Sub Working Group

November 10, 2009 - Openet

DUBLIN, Ireland – November 10, 2009 – Openet, a provider of Transactional Intelligence solutions for the world’s largest and most innovative service providers, today announced that Alan McNamee, vice president of technology and chief science officer, has been elected vice chairman of the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) SA5 Telecom Management Working Group.  The working group focuses on specifying the framework and requirements for management of the 3G system, including charging.  

Within SA5, the Charging Sub Working Group is dedicated to delivering architecture and protocol specifications related to charging features of an evolved 3rd Generation, and beyond, mobile system.  Upcoming 3GPP releases will result in the Charging Sub-Workgroup defining specifications relating to areas such as MMTel, IMS, MBMS and IWLAN mobility.

“3GPP continues to provide direction and leadership by setting specifications for next-gen networks, and charging is clearly a significant challenge for carriers during the migration to 3G and beyond,” said McNamee.  “This opportunity to be a vice chairman in the Charging Sub-Work group enables Openet to demonstrate its commitment to 3GPP.  We look forward to participating in defining charging specifications in the upcoming 3GPP releases, which will ultimately be adopted by telecom operators around the world.”

Openet has a long track record in the charging space, and is best known for its FusionWorks™ Convergent Charging product.

About 3GPP
3GPP brings together six standards organizations from Asia, North America and Europe to publish mobile standards.  3GPP has recently completed the functionality for LTE by Freezing Release 8 of the Standard, an achievement that will allow operators to realize early deployment plans.  In 2009, 3GPP Release 9 will expand the functionality of Release 8 as well as laying solid foundations for LTE-Advanced, 3GPP’s response to the ITU’s call for 4th generation systems (IMT-Advanced).  3GPP has a website ( containing all specifications and latest drafts free-of-charge.

About Openet
Openet is a leading worldwide provider of event processing and transaction management solutions.  The Transactional Intelligence of the company’s solutions extracts increased value from diverse service provider networks, enabling rapid introduction of new services and reliable, cost-effective management of existing services.  Openet is focused on delivering best-in-class network edge solutions and specialized engagement processes that create business value from network activity.  A global company, Openet’s implementations include long-running engagements with the world’s leading service providers such as BT, Orange, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. 

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