Openet Launches Cloud-Native and Containerised Evolved Charging Suite for 5G

Openet Launches Cloud-Native and Containerised Evolved Charging Suite for 5G Image Credit: porover/Bigstockphoto.com

Openet, a leader in the supply of Digital BSS, announced the availability of the Openet Evolved Charging Suite (ECS) for 5G.

As well as being cloud-native and 5G-compliant, the design of the Openet ECS enables operators to have unprecedented levels of agility to respond to market opportunities.

The Openet ECS is built for 5G; it provides 5G CHF (Charging Function) and CCS (Convergent Charging System) capability and is designed to support existing 2/3/4G mobility, fixed services along with new 5G services. The solution is cloud-native, containerised, based on a Service-Based Architecture (SBA) and utilises service mesh technologies for rapid network integration, scalability and resilience. Leveraging open source components, such as Docker and Kubernetes, and using Digital APIs to ensure ease of integration, the Openet ECS can dramatically reduce OpEx, typically associated with traditional legacy charging systems, said Openet.

Openet supports various deployment models. From full intelligent network (IN) replacement, adjunct charging capability, and fully integrated Policy and Charging (PCC) replacement, all the way to DevOps-based co-development with operators using Openet’s library of microservices. 

Tony Gillick, VP Product Management, Openet
With 5G most operators are expecting to provide more than double the number of offers compared with 4G. They also want these offers launched, managed and monetised in a much faster time. 

John Abraham, Prinsipal Analyst, Openet ECS
Effective monetisation of 5G network slices will be a key requirement of 5G charging systems. Openet’s use of slice blueprints with automated rating and charging rules can help operators accelerate the roll out and monetisation of network slices.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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