Thursday, August 22, 2013
Cassio Sampaio [pictured, ex- Sandvine], Leading project in charging and policy for Bell Canada, talks with the Broadband Traffic Management Congress (November 12-13, London) about policy management:
"Network Policy is one of those things that are easier said than done, and while there is always a new shining toy around the corner that promises to help increase revenues, neutralized the OTT threat and reduce TCO (and sometimes even fight world hunger), the reality is that several operators find themselves with several systems or platforms either recently introduced or currently being deployed .. operators are learning that the promise land of clicking on a few checkboxes and pushing the ‘deploy this policy button’ is far from being a reality today. I am aware of several operators facing challenges related to time-to-market and this is certainly a problem".
"I believe that a few forces will be driving policy over the next couple of years: Large VoLTE rollouts which demands policy deployments to reach an “HLR-like” level of robustness .. Policy on the device will continue to gain traction and perhaps move past the “shiny demo” stage we are currently in .. SDN/NFV .. The business customer deserves more attention from an overall policy and charging perspectives and Convergence".
See "Cassio Sampaio, Bell Canada" - here.