Allot Communications, a provider of IP service optimization and revenue generation services, has cooperated with HP to deliver an integrated application for mobile operators to deploy intelligent policy control and charging.
According to Allot, the applilcation is expected to enable mobile and converged broadband operators to generate and optimize new revenue streams for IP mobile data services supported by application-awareness. Application-awareness is used to identify over-the-top video streaming, VoIP, file sharing, P2P, and other services so that subscribers may realize optimum quality of experience.
This new joint offering integrates Allot’s Service Gateway for policy enforcement and the HP Internet Usage Manager (IUM) for real time charging and policy decision functionality. The HP IUM product serves as an On-Line Charging System and as a base platform for policy and charging rules function. The Allot SG serves as the policy control enforcement function.
Mobile network operators can use the application from Allot and HP to build a complete PCC infrastructure that enables rapid introduction of new mobile services with increased revenues. The application uses 3GPP standards-based interfaces and can be applied to 3G and 4G mobile networks based upon IMS and LTE.
Azi Ronen, executive vice president of corporate development at Allot, said: The introduction of mobile broadband services has led to a flood of mobile IP data that must be properly managed. As mobile broadband becomes more mainstream, the need for dynamic, application-aware policy management and real time charging becomes increasingly critical. The solution from Allot and HP is providing real business benefit.