Openet Partners With Tata Communications and Allot to Deliver Hosted Policy Engine

Openet Partners With Tata Communications and Allot to Deliver Hosted Policy 
World's First Cloud-Based Policy Management Solution Based on
Openet's Best-of-Breed Technology 
DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 --   Openet, a global
leader of real-time transaction management software and services,
today announced its Policy and Charging Control (PCC) solutions will
deliver the world's first cloud-based policy management offering for
mobile operators. The Hosted Policy Engine launched by Tata
Communications in close cooperation with Openet and with Allot is
designed to enable operators to successfully optimize and monetize
their mobile broadband traffic.  
As mobile data traffic continues to grow, it's increasingly important
to enable operators to capitalize on the increase, quickly and
cost-effectively. The Hosted Policy Engine delivers powerful
cloud-based policy management capabilities that enable differentiated
subscriber offers, support for multiple access network types, and a
faster time to market and lower cost of ownership compared to
existing solutions. 
"While the benefits of investing in next-generation policy management
are clear -- including more efficient use of network resources and
the ability to create and deliver more innovative, personalized
services -- the cost and complexity of implementing these solutions
remains a deterrent to many operators, particularly those in markets
where Capex spending remains constrained," said Shira Levine,
Directing Analyst, Infonetics. "A hosted solution offers a faster and
more efficient way to get new services to market while also providing
a more predictable cost structure. This is an appealing proposition
to those operators that lack the resources or the budget to embark on
a more traditional deployment of policy control and enforcement
Tata Communications' Hosted Policy Engine is an operational
integration of Openet's Policy Charging and Rules Function platform,
as well as on Allot's Deep Packet Inspection and Policy Control
Enforcement Function technology. The industry-first solution enables
individual operators to optimize their networks and provide richly
differentiated data offers, and also provides operator groups with a
simple way to define and share policy application best prac
tices and
to establish consistent policy applications for roaming subscribers.  
"The mobile market is evolving quickly to meet consumer data needs,
and as operators compete for more market share, we are seeing a
growing demand for sophisticated policy and charging solutions to
help them differentiate," said Openet CEO Niall Norton. "This demand
marks the advent of policy-as-a-service, and working with Tata
Communications and Allot has proved that, together, we can offer what
operators are missing -- a pre-integrated policy management package
delivered flexibly and cost-effectively via the cloud."  
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About Openet 
 Since the introduction of mobile data services in
1998, Openet has helped service providers capitalize on opportunities
and overcome challenges. With competitive pressure accelerating,
today's service providers rely on Openet software to evolve business
models around networking smartphones, M2M devices and third party
services. Openet's portfolio combines policy and charging control
with device and third party interaction to enable innovative charging
models, to control operating cost and to personalize services. More
than 80 of the world's largest service providers in 28 countries use
Openet's high performance software. For more information, please
Barry Marron 
+353 16 204662  
Jena Rossi 
SHIFT Communications
(617) 779-1878 
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