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Oracle and ASPIDER-NGI in 3GPP R14 NCC Release

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Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control Enables Mobile Service Providers to Differentiate and Monetize Their Brand

Delivers agile online charging for high-growth mobile, cloud and IoT services

Redwood Shores, Calif., February 22, 2018 – Oracle today announced the latest version of Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control (OCNCC), a key product in their complete digital monetization portfolio which addresses communications, cloud and IoT services. A modern, standards-based online charging system for prepaid dominant mobile markets, OCNCC expands the reach of Oracle’s digital monetization portfolio to help service providers, mobile virtual network enablers (MVNEs) and operators (MVNOs) in high growth markets, introduce innovative and interactive mobile offers to rapidly and cost effectively monetize their brands. Key capabilities introduced in this new release include 3GPP advanced data charging and policy integration together with support for contemporary, cost effective deployments on Oracle Linux.

The pre-paid market for consumer mobile broadband and Intelligent-Network (IN) voice services continues to grow globally. Ovum forecasts1 that the market for pre-paid mobile voice and data subscriptions will grow from 5.5B subscriptions in 2017 to 6.0B subscriptions in 2022 with highest net growth in developing markets. In addition, the GSMA2 estimates there to be almost 1,000 MVNOs globally with more than 250 mobile network operator (MNO) sub-brands, all seeking growth through brand differentiation.

For such operators, OCNCC provides advanced mobile broadband and IN monetization, intuitive graphical service logic design and complete prepaid business management in a single solution. It supports flexible recharge and targeted real-time promotions, complete and secure voucher lifecycle management, and a large set of pre-built and configurable service templates for the rapid launch of new innovative offers. This is a critical as competitive pressures and customer expectations mount, causing service providers to need to rethink their services and how they can increase brand engagement and loyalty. With this evolution in services it’s imperative that underlying charging systems evolve to meet these changing business requirements – across digital, cloud and IoT services.

ASPIDER-NGI Use OCNCC

ASPIDER-NGI builds, supports and operates innovative MVNO and IoT platforms for Operator, Manufacturer and Enterprise sectors. We use Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control as part of our MVNE infrastructure allowing our clients to quickly deploy new mobile data and intelligent network services,” said David Traynor, Chief Marketing Officer, ASPIDER-NGI. “Our clients demand the controls to deliver competitive offerings to specific customer segments and to support their own IoT business models. This release provides us the agility to accelerate our pace of innovation with an online charging platform that supports the latest 3GPP technologies.”

3GPP Compliant

“Oracle Communications NCC aligns with 3GPP Release 14 Policy and Charging Control (PCC) standards, including Diameter Gy data services charging, and supports comprehensive SS7 Service Control (CAP, INAP, and MAP) for IN services. In addition, it supports integration with Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) deployments, including Oracle Communications Policy Management, via the Diameter Sy interface. Such integration provides support for a wide range of value added scenarios from on-demand bandwidth purchases for video or data intensive services to fair usage policies that gracefully reduce mobile bandwidth as threshold quotas are met to ensure an optimal customer experience. Oracle Communications NCC may be deployed in a virtualized or bare metal configuration on Oracle Linux using the Oracle Database to provide a highly cost effective, performant and scalable online charging solution.”

“This major release of Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control reiterates Oracle’s continued commitment to provide a complete and cost effective online charging and business management platform for the pre-paid consumer mobile market,” said Doug Suriano, group vice president, Oracle Communications. “With new features including support for policy integration and deployment flexibility on a contemporary, open platform, we are offering our customers a modern alternative to traditional IN platforms enabling them to differentiate and grow their brands, and in turn, delight their customers.”

In addition to Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control, Oracle’s digital monetization portfolio also includes Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management and Oracle Monetization Cloud, which collectively support the rapid introduction and monetization of subscription and consumption based offerings.

 

  1. Ovum, TMT Intelligence, Informa, Active Users, Prepaid and Postpaid Mobile Subscriptions, February 09, 2018
  2. GSMA Intelligence – Segmenting the global MVNO footprint – https://www.gsmaintelligence.com/research/2015/03/infographic-segmenting-the-global-mvno-footprint/482/
[Source: https://www.oracle.com/corporate/pressrelease/oracle-communications-ncc-022218.html ]

ASPIDER-NGI on Enterprise IoT at Oracle Industry Connect

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Netherlands, Jan 18 2018. ASPIDER-NGI to speak on Enterprise IoT at Oracle Industry Connect.

Oracle Industry Connect is in New York on April 10-11.  The ASPIDER-NGI sessions focus on new IoT thinking in mobile data to support Enterprise and OEM  initiatives. Topics include solutions for service providers and corporates to rapidly deploy services for MVNEs supporting IoT. Because the focus is not just new revenue, the session also addresses IoT charging for business models. These new charging models are critical for new Enterprise applications and B2B/B2C value propositions.

“We are getting a lot of traction because our approach is disrupt the IoT connectivity market. We are therefore pleased to see that these topics are critical for industry leaders like Oracle.” says Jan Mooijman, CEO ASPIDER-NGI. “The issue is critical because large manufacturers face huge barriers in getting the IoT connectivity they need.” Jan continued. “As a result, our approach allows organizations to take control of their connectivity so they can deliver more value to their global customer base.”

More on ASPIDER-NGI IoT Solutions.

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Session Descriptions from Oracle:

Internet of Things: Is Your Network Ready for the Growth in Traffic? [BOC1061]

The hype about the Internet of Things is at a peak. The Third Generation Partnership Project has recommended machine type communication architecture that supports both broadband and narrow-band IoT. There is also much interest in the service capability exposure function as the key component. Along with the existing EPC core, this will therefore carry a massive amount of IoT traffic from devices to servers and platforms in the network. As IoT takes off as predicted, will the network be able to handle the increase in traffic? How will IoT services impact other network services? How will IoT service be monetized? Attend this session to learn more.

SPEAKERS

David TraynorChief Marketing OfficerASPIDER-NGI
Industry:  Communications
Session Type:  Breakout Session

 Generate New Revenues with Differentiated Mobile Services for IoT and MVNOs [BOC1088]

While seeking revenue growth, service providers, manufacturers, and corporations are looking to deploy new mobile data and intelligent network services. Therefore they have to launch differentiated offerings to specific customer segments, and enter new markets using mobile and virtual network operator models. As a result, this session explores the approach different service providers and corporations have taken to rapidly deploy and evolve innovative mobile services. Hence these may be deployed on one mobile network or by manufacturers on a mobile virtual network spanning multiple underlying mobile networks to support IoT services into consumer and enterprise markets. Learn about the role of packaged solutions in enabling these successful deployments.

SPEAKERS

David TraynorChief Marketing OfficerASPIDER-NGI
Industry:  Communications
Session Type:  Breakout Session

Postmobile deploys ASPIDER-NGI MVNE Solutions for Enhanced Care

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Postmobile releases enhanced self-care platform to support easy-to-use prepaid mobile phone services through Ireland’s largest retail network.

The Netherlands and Dublin, July 21, 2017. ASPIDER-NGI, a leading provider of MVNE, IoT, eSIM and content solutions, announced advanced self-care functions for Postmobile. Postmobile delivers low-cost, easy-to-use prepaid mobile phone services and is available through An Post, Ireland’s largest retail network.

Easier to Use

The new self-care application provides features making Postmobile even easier to use. Therefore Postmobile customers can now do top-ups without registering, change price plans, or get access to detailed call history, right from the app. These functions are all designed to give simple-to-use, reliable service and great value from a brand people know they can trust.

Michael Ahern, Postmobile Manager commented “Our Self-care was certainly overdue a makeover to enhance our customer experience. Early discussions with Sally [Rutter] and Rene [Elstrodt] in ASPIDER-NGI quickly reassured us that our expectations would be met and exceeded.  As well as a complete new look, our requirements included additional functionality such as changing plans and purchasing Add-Ons which were all catered for without issue, along with practical feedback and suggestions. ASPIDER-NGI requirements were very clear in relation to self-care artwork specifications and templates, so the result ensured efficient delivery and minimizing any delays.”

Innovation in Thinking

“Postmobile has a great focus on simplicity and transparency.” said Sally Rutter at ASPIDER-NGI. “They are continually pushing to improve the customer experience thru innovation in technologies and in thinking.”

“From initiation to launch took under 3 months.” continued Michael Ahern. “From a customer viewpoint it was a low stress, issue free project delivered with the utmost attention and professionalism. We are extremely pleased with the final product. We look forward to telling and showing, our customers about it!”  For more, visit https://postmobile.ie.

ASPIDER-NGI Presenting IoT & eSIM Charging

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ASPIDER-NGI invited to present on charging at the Oracle Industry Connect event in Orlando 20-22 Mar 2017.

David Traynor will be discussing impacts on charging for the new generation of applications for critical communications and security applications.  He commented “We are very pleased to be invited to OIC, not only is it a great vehicle for engaging with organizations on mobile innovation, it also helps accelerate our delivery of solutions that meet their specific implementation requirements.”

The session is titled Mobile Charging Approaches for IoT, Enterprise, and eSIM Applications [event reference BRKC1221]

Abstract: In today’s ‘Always Connected’ environment, the value delivered from new mobile applications demands new approaches for measurement and monetization beyond traditional data traffic quotas. Further, new eSIM technology provides multi-MNO connectivity and requires charging alignment across carrier and media. The session reviews implementation approaches for these new application areas. Use case discussion includes impact on charging for: IoT device life-cycle and QoS management; Enterprise security charging and rating by transaction for authentication, access control and identity events; eSIM profile management and revenue management across multiple MSISDNs and IMSIs.

ASPIDER-NGI presents at OOW16 with Swisscom and NBN

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San Francisco, CA: 21 Sep 2016. ASPIDER-NGI on Innovation with eSIM and IoT.

Monetizating the Now Economy [CON6833]

In a digital lifestyle–driven ecosystem, an “agile” revenue management solution is a must: one that fuels disruptive business model innovation while seamlessly handling rapid, almost-immediate shifts in the demand cycle. In this session, hear how communications service providers enable rich customer experiences while effectively focusing on the business imperatives of monetizing new opportunities, higher profitability, faster ROI, and lower TCO.
Pradeep Suchdeo, Oracle
Adrian Gautschi, Head of Enterprise Application Architecture, Swisscom AG
Michael Sitton, General Manager – Billing, NBNCo
David Traynor, CMO, ASPIDER-NGI
Presentation is available here to those that attended: https://static.rainfocus.com/oracle/oow16/sess/1465499715267001RzSa/ppt/2016%20OOW%20Monetizing%20the%20NOW%20Economy.pdf
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