SOURCE: VPIsystems

September 17, 2013 13:06 ET

VPISystems Launches Industry's First Policy Analytics Offering for Mobile Operators

Exploits PCRF Data to Enable Real-Time Decision-Making for New Revenue Opportunities and Ongoing Network Optimization

SOMERSET, NJ--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) - VPISystems, the leading provider of end-to-end, predictive network analytics for network capacity planning, network optimization, and subscriber quality assurance, announced today the availability of their OnePlan Policy Analytics offering. The industry's first policy analytics offering, OnePlan Policy Analytics enables mobile operators to create policies that accurately reflect their subscribers' behavior, preferences, and network conditions, and to model and analyze network requirements for new business opportunities and promotions by exploiting the existing Policy Charging and Rules Function (PCRF)** event records or logs. OnePlan Policy Analytics provides mobile operators with the capability to analyze when, where and what policies are applied, thus providing further insight into subscriber usage patterns, network hotspots, and policy administration. It can reduce the need for expensive Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) in a 2G, 3G, and LTE mobile network, while increasing new revenue opportunities.

"The telecom market today as it continues to roll-out LTE services is marked by intense competition and constant change," said Tito Sharma, President and Chief Executive Officer, VPIsystems. "Operators have to adapt quickly to new business models, technological advances, and rapidly evolving subscriber demands. OnePlan Policy Analytics provides end-to-end insight on how subscribers are interacting with their services, applications and networks in order to evolve policies quickly and to optimize their networks from their 2G/3G/LTE access networks through to their packet and voice cores."

OnePlan Analytics captures policy events from PCRF streams or log files. It filters, enriches, correlates, and aggregates them for storage in the OnePlan data model as optimized for on-demand analytical, "what-if," queries via OnePlan's web-based Policy Analytics Dashboards. These dashboards facilitate multiple views that change dynamically, in real-time or offline, based on user interaction. This multidimensional network capacity analysis can be leveraged by marketing, network operations, and IT administration to improve customer satisfaction and network operations.

With OnePlan Analytics mobile operators can create targeted tariff plans based on subscribers' usage, pricing and quality of service preferences -- unlocking intelligence buried in millions of policy event records. OnePlan Policy Analytics enables operators to:

  • Customize policies to create services that match subscribers' preferences and needs
  • Understand the impact of new policies BEFORE they are implement them in the network
  • Increase revenue with up sell opportunities and promotions
  • Target subscriber segments based on device, application, or usage information for new services
  • Improve network performance and subscriber QoS

OnePlan Analytics includes analysis of policy usage details per use case/policy group, policy usage, and quota usage witch drill downs to time of day, device, subscriber tier type, access point name (AP), subscriber payment type, etc.

** PCRF is a software node operating at the network core level that is designated to determine policy rules for individual subscribers and services in real-time to in a multimedia network. PCRF supports service data flow detection, policy enforcement and flow-based charging.

About VPIsystems
VPIsystems provides end-to-end network analytics for network capacity planning, network optimization and subscriber QoS offering a consolidated view of network profitability, business metrics and how/where demand impacts an operator's network. VPIsystems incorporates the accurate translation of subscriber, device and application growth into network impact analysis and traffic management systems, enabling mobile service providers to make real-time business decisions relating to the massive bandwidth requirements in backhaul and core networks. Serving the telecommunications industry since 1997, VPIsystems' software is used by over 150 communications service providers and network equipment manufacturers to assess current and future network capacity planning needs, and to optimally plan QoS-constrained service networks. For further information, visit us at www.vpisystems.com.

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