Did Safaricom add a new PCRF supplier in addition to Alepo (used for its WiMax network- here) or replaced it?
Robet Alai reports to Kenya Daily News that "Safaricom has migrated its 3G billing to a Huawei Online Charging System (OCS). The company which formerly used a PCRF system has now deployed the Huawei system which brings with it few changes in the 3G pre-paid billing".
See "Safaricom Deploys a New 3G Billing System from Huawei" - here.
Safaricom saw an increase of 80.3% on its data revenues in 2011 and had more than 17M subscribers at the end of that year. The compnay says that "Revenues grew [12.9%] at a faster rate than subscriber growth [8.8%] as we continue to maintain market leadership" (here).
"A total of four platforms were consolidated during Phase 1 and Phase 2:
- Legacy IN
- Offline billing
- PCRF platform for data
- AAA platform for WiMAX and authentication"