Openet announce Evolved Charging Suite 8.0 running on Amazon Web Services
May 6, 2020 - Openet
Solution available on Amazon Web Services Leveraging AWS Outposts to Deliver Distributed Charging and Get Ready for 5G Mobile Edge Computing
May 6th 2020 – Openet, a leader in the supply of Digital BSS, have announced the availability of the latest version of their Evolved Charging Suite (ECS 8.0) on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Built on the Openet microservices platform, ECS 8.0 is cloud-native, containerised and based on a Service-Based Architecture (SBA). ECS has been 5G compliant since early 2019, and the latest version adds improvements in efficiency to further lower operating costs along with new usability and observability features.
It also delivers improvements to enable 5G distributed and edge-based charging and rating, to support reductions in bandwidth and traffic routing for the increasing number of transactions expected in 5G. These improvements will enable the future needs of edge-based urLLC use cases with edge-based policy and charging, running on AWS.
In addition to the latest version of Openet’s charging system being available on AWS, Openet’s market leading policy system is also available on AWS. Tony Gillick, Openet GVP, Product Management says, “Having integrated policy and charging running on AWS is key. Many 5G use cases will be dependent on integrated policy and charging. For example, managing latency and quality of service, and having specific charging rules for different slices opens up many new 5G revenue streams for service providers. These could be selling industrial IoT services with built in service level agreements or selling cloud-based gaming delivered over 5G with a guaranteed service level”.
Openet supports AWS as well as its native orchestration framework using cloud management tools such as AWS Config, AWS Systems Manager, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudFormation, and AWS Identify and Access Management (AWS IAM). In addition, Openet supports fast closed-loop network analytics with AWS analytics and AWS machine learning (ML) services including Amazon Glue, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Athena, Amazon Quicksight, and Amazon SageMaker.
Headquartered in Ireland with operations across the globe, Openet is the leading independent software and services provider to communications companies. Our deep domain expertise & understanding of complex systems, underpinned by the tenacity and determination of our people, enable us to radically transform how our customers do business, providing best in class digital and 5G business support systems.
In an industry where the only constant is change, our open and innovative technology is built for change. For the last 20 years we have helped the world’s most innovative communications companies manage and monetise their business and evolve from communications companies to digital service providers. This gives our customers the power to enter new markets, open new revenue streams and increase profitability.