SOURCE: Comptel Corporation

Comptel Corporation

March 03, 2011 05:00 ET

Sandvine and Comptel Complete Interoperability Testing of Policy Control and Charging Solutions

Joint Solution Enables 3G and 4G Operators to Better Manage and Monetize Their Mobile Broadband Services

HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) - Comptel Corporation (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: CTL1V), the leading vendor of dynamic Operations Support System (OSS) software, today announced that it has completed interoperability testing with Sandvine Incorporated (TSX: SVC) (AIM: SAND), a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators. The tests demonstrated how policy and charging rules managed by Comptel Control and Charge could be enforced in the network by Sandvine's Policy Traffic Switch based on real-time inspection of the network traffic. The joint solution enables communications service providers (CSPs) to offer and manage advanced data services while optimizing network usage, resulting in an improved customer user experience overall.

The 3GPP-compliant solution consists of Comptel Control and Charge for the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) and Online Charging System (OCS), and Sandvine's Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) for both Network Policy Control and for the Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF). In addition, Comptel Subscriber Profile Repository is used for storing subscription information related to the policies and charging models that are applied.

Key Facts

  • Comptel Control and Charge is an integrated, modular solution that brings together on a single platform Comptel's existing, proven solutions for policy control and charging. Applications of the solution include fair usage control, radio access network congestion control and roaming cost control.
  • Comptel Control and Charge and Sandvine PTS support the industry-standard interfaces for both policy control (Gx) and charging (Gy). The Gx interface provides transfer of policy and charging rules from PCRF to PCEF while the Gy interface allows online charging based on the Diameter credit control application between the OCS and the PCEF.
  • Sandvine's integrated network policy control solutions provide accurate traffic identification, real-time policy decision, breadth of policy enforcement actions, and flexible reporting and modelling tools to meet the business needs of CSPs. The in-line PTS delivers finely granular context-awareness and enforcement capabilities with the carrier-grade reliability necessary for high-scale, revenue-critical applications.

Supporting Quotes

  • "The Sandvine Policy Traffic Switch is a powerful traffic inspection and network policy enforcement platform which enables providers to leverage their network assets optimally for an improved subscriber quality of experience. Coupled with Comptel, the policy control solution provides features and charging capabilities to help mobile and next generation network operators offer high quality, competitive broadband services to their subscribers," said Tom Donnelly, EVP marketing and sales, Sandvine.

  • "We are happy to have successfully completed interoperability testing with Sandvine, the market-leading Network Policy Control provider," said Simo Saaskilahti, senior vice president, products and solutions, Comptel. "We are confident that our combined policy control and charging solution will create real added value for our customers -- and have, in fact, already witnessed it through a joint use case in the Middle East."

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Comptel, OSS, Sandvine, network policy control, policy control, charging, Deep Packet Inspection, Comptel Control and Charge, 4G

About Comptel Corporation
Comptel Dynamic OSS solutions enable telecom service providers to deliver services flexibly and charge them effectively. Comptel's wide expertise in service fulfilment, policy control, mediation and charging empowers our customers to focus on delivering innovative services. Comptel has provided software solutions to 280 service providers with 800 million subscribers in 85 countries. The Group has about 600 employees worldwide, and net sales were EUR 75 million in 2009. www.comptel.com 

About Sandvine

Sandvine's network policy control solutions focus on protecting and improving the quality of experience on the Internet. Our award-winning network policy control equipment and software helps DSL, FTTx, cable, fixed wireless and mobile operators better understand network traffic, manage network congestion, create new services and revenues, mitigate traffic that is malicious or undesirable to subscribers, deliver QoS-prioritized multimedia services and increase subscriber satisfaction. With over 200 service provider customers in more than 80 countries serving hundreds of millions of broadband and mobile data subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sandvine.com.

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