Thursday, August 12, 2010

Openet/Cisco Joint Policy/DPI Projects - Orange Group, Turkcell, Mobilkom Austria

The policy management market seems to flourish these days, and Cisco still does not have its own solution (see "Cisco Needs a Policy Server" - here).

Naturally, the pure players are trying to get closer to the giant and it seems that a number of them are getting some joint business - which makes its way to PR activity. After Bridgewater and Broadhop (see "Bridgewater and Broadhop are Getting Closer to Cisco" - here) we get now a new announcement from Openet.

See "Openet Announces Key Brazilian Policy Customer in Conjunction with the Cisco Developer Network (CDN) Program" - here.

The press release announces an anonymous "Brazilian Convergent Operator", but provides us with some insight into the relations between the two companies: "This customer win showcases continued momentum from Openet’s long-standing relationship with Cisco, spanning more than 10 years with successful customer engagements across the globe for Orange Group, Turkcell (here), Mobilkom Austria and a major USA wireless carrier, amongst others .. builds on its history of interoperability with a variety of Cisco products, including Cisco’s SCE [standalone DPI device], CSG, ASR5K [former Starent GGSN] and eGGSN packetcore solutions."

As for the new project - "The operator will be deploying Openet’s FusionWorks™ Policy Manager, a leading Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) offering. When combined with the Cisco Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) solution ... This integrated solution will enable the operator to control its network resources using real-time applications of complex rules based on subscriber, service or usage context in a next-gen environment .. In addition to staying ahead of the competitive curve, the operator also plans to leverage Policy Manager for cost reduction. Specifically, OPEX expenses will fall by leveraging Openet’s policy capabilities to control traffic at an application level .."

See also a 2009 announcements - "Openet and Cisco Conclude OEM Deal for Integrated Policy Solution" - here and "Cisco and Openet Sign First Customer for OEM Policy Solution" - here.

Related posts:
  • DPI Deployments (10): AT&T Uses Openet for iPad Monetization - here
  • DPI Deployments (9): Orange France Selects Openet and Cisco for Parental Control and Tethering Prevention - here
  • ATIS: "Policy Management is emerging as a key enabler to enhance the network with functionalities like DPI and QoS" - here
  • PCRF - DPI Compatibility Matrix - here

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