Sunday, January 31, 2010

BroadHop Introduces Open Policy PCRF Platform

BroadHop introduced its new open policy management and control platform designed for intelligent broadband services and mobile data and application delivery. The company's Quantum Network Suite leverages a virtualized rules engine that enables network-aware mobile data services on an individual basis. Using 3GPP PCRF standards, the policy engine detects and adjusts for mobile core congestion in real time, maximizing session capacity and user quality of experience. Key capabilities include a subscriber balance manager, charging and policy enforcement.

BroadHop said its Quantum Network suite enables service providers and solution integrators to use industry standard tools and technologies to create new policy blueprints -- and enable dynamic linking of their proprietary applications to the Quantum Network policy platform.

Using the platform, service providers could share real time network status information with individual subscribers, such as smartphone users, informing them of periods when light network loads with lower downloading costs. By seeing their service and network status at a glance, subscribers will be better able to manage their data usage.

"The Quantum Network Suite is the first end-to-end, open policy management platform that empowers service providers to take back control of their network and customer relationships," said William Diotte, president and CEO of BroadHop, Inc.

The Quantum Network Suite enables service providers to create and deliver innovative and compelling new policy-driven services such as:

  • Solving the problem of mobile data network overload and QoS

  • Cloud-based policy control for retail applications and hosted enterprise solutions (XaaS)

  • Intelligent mobile data offload solutions to protect the 3G mobile core

  • Multi-service Quota Balance Management for Fair Use applications

  • Location and Identity-based Services, Ads and Content

  • Personalized Parental Controls and Security solutions for families

  • Intelligent subscriber-aware Broadband and Carrier-Ethernet services

  • Fixed-Mobile converged services, including the latest Femto-cell deployments.

Broadhop confirmed that its Quantum Network Software Suite is currently in technical trials with service providers. The company noted that its existing network policy solutions are already deployed by more than 60 telecom service providers serving more than 200 million subscribers in 25 countries.