Openet, provider of Subscriber Optimization Software (SOS) to tier one communications and media service providers, today announced that Juniper Networks has selected the company as a strategic partner, and will resell Openet’s policy management and charging platforms as part of Juniper’s MobileNext solution announced in February. Yesterday, Openet announced the latest version of its policy management software, Openet Policy Manager 4.0.
Juniper Networks will offer Openet’s Policy Manager, a fully compliant 3GPP Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF), and Online Charging System (OCS) product suite, which includes Convergent Charging, Network Edge Rating and Balance Manager. According to Openet, this software integration will provide increased visibility and control over network resources in real time.
“Harnessing the innovation from the mobile ecosystem has become increasingly critical as subscribers consume more multimedia content than ever before,” said Mike Marcellin, vice president, product marketing and strategy, Juniper Networks. Michael Manzo, chief marketing officer at Openet, said, “Openet’s partnership with Juniper continues to identify the need for intelligent and dynamic control over network resources.”
Combined with Openet’s Online Charging portfolio and Profile Manager software, Openet Policy Manager 4.0 provides a PCRF (Policy Charging and Rules Function) solution. Openet says Policy Manager 4.0 "enables new business models through configurable policy and charging rules and tight integration with charging and rating solutions.
“First-generation policy management is long gone,” said Michael Manzo, CMO of Openet. “Today’s policy management solutions need to be flexible and easy to configure while providing a clear path to app monetization.”
According to Openet, enhancements in Policy Manager 4.0 include an enhanced decision core, improved, pre-populated configuration options for easier administration, and expanded support for next-generation networks and services, including LTE and IMS, through extended support for application layer interaction (via the Rx interface).
Manzo said, “This partnership showcases the reputation and reliability of our solutions in the market, as well as a growing mobile foothold for Juniper Networks. The demand for policy and charging solutions has drastically increased with the release of dynamic next-generation devices and applications.”