Openet, a global leader of real-time BSS (business support systems), today announced that it has extended its partnership with leading telecom service-layer innovator OpenCloud to resell OpenCloud’s products and further strengthen its voice capabilities for both legacy intelligent network (IN) replacement and VoLTE opportunities. Cambridge UK-based OpenCloud's Rhino product range provides next-generation service layer products and is deployed within IMS and legacy mobile and wireline networks to solve network evolution challenges and enable service innovation.
The new reseller agreement extends on previous collaboration between the two companies where they integrated Openet Evolved Charging with OpenCloud’s Rhino Sentinel service layer. The integrated solution enables operators to migrate from outdated legacy IN service control points (SCPs) to a modern best-of-breed combination for real-time charging, rating and policy control.
Legacy IN replacement remains a key concern for mobile operators as it involves high cost in maintaining the aging products and building new features. According to Openet, closer integration between the two companies will help operators overcome these issues and accelerate time to market for new services and business models.