Oracle Communications has unveiled a virtualized version of its policy and charging control suite, Oracle Communications Policy Management targeting small, midsize, and even large communications service providers (CSPs) that are looking for ways to better personalize and monetize the services they offer. Oracle said that the solution can be deployed within a single pair of active/standby commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers, which consume less than 4 inches in a rack.
According to Oracle, sophisticated policy management capabilities have historically required large investments in hardware and were comparatively bulky. This product offers CSPs the same proven carrier-grade functionality, flexibility, and reliability from Oracle in a smaller server footprint, making it more cost-effective and scalable whether a CSP has 500 subscribers or more than 500 million, claims the company.
Oracle added that network policy use cases are becoming more complex and granular than ever, and new service providers—both new entrants and smaller, traditional CSPs - are taking advantage of the demand by introducing new offers.