Sunday, December 2, 2012

[Analysys Mason]: Policy Management and Billing/Charging Systems to Converge

 
Article by Justin Van Der Lande (pictured), Senior Analyst, Revenue Management research programme, Analysys Mason concludes that "Policy management solutions were originally deployed to provide a protection function for networks. Increasingly, these solutions are being used in different ways to create and support new service offerings for service providers".

"The move by Amdocs to purchase Bridgewater Systems in 2011 was a clear reaction to this trend [tiered pricing], and is supported by other strong BSS vendors such as Comverse, Orga Systems, Netcracker (Convergys), CSGi and Oracle. These vendors are also joined by network equipment providers, such as Ericsson, Alcatel Lucent and Huawei, which are able to support solutions for both network- and billing-based deployments. Specialist vendors also still provide some standalone policy management solutions to the market".

The chart below "..depicts the three significant areas that have evolved to create policy management. In a recent survey carried out by Analysys Mason, the industry is expecting that over 50% of the use of policy management will be in conjunction with charging solutions. This percentage is expected to increase over time as new broadband networks come to market and costs of implementation must be recovered through better data charging".


See "Will policy management become just a function of billing systems?"  - in Analysys Mason's "TELECOMS PERSPECTIVES" - here.

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