See "#policycontrol conference: what’s required to turn policy into an asset? Visibility" - here.
- Operators are following a path towards subscriber empowerment and complete information transparency, like services where subscribers choose which traffic is most important (this information is then incorporated into personalized congestion management solutions) and have access to granular and up-to-date usage information
- Interoperability, ease of deployment, and consistency of information are powerful factors when network providers are choosing vendors
- Demonstrably proving and quantifying the quality of experience from the subscriber perspective continues to be a challenge
See "The Future Happened Yesterday – Policy Control Conference" - here.
Nevertheless, Bill warns - "If you have a policy server handling Gx interfaces, Gy for real time charging, as well as northbound interfaces for IMS and voice over LTE [Rx interface] for value-add services, then there is an ever-increasing load of Gx, Gy and Rx to process in real time. Couple the creation of more value-add services with the collapsing of multiple networks onto the same policy platform, and it’s easy to see how transaction loads can get out of control
See "BroadHop: Policy implementers seek new revenues, not new integration headaches" - here.