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Upton Nigel

  1. 1. HP and Amdocs Prove IMS Billing Interoperability Nigel Upton, HP BSS Products General Manager March 14, 2008
  2. 2. What is driving IMS billing? <ul><li>Real-time content and multimedia services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiplayer gaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ad Insertion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location-based services </li></ul></ul>June 2, 2009 <ul><li>Customers want tailored services/bills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bundled services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usage-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-service portals/payment flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice of charge </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. IMS-compliant billing components <ul><li>Real-time charging, rating and balance control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards-based foundation for next generation revenue-generating services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables customer control over spending and intimacy and improved cash flow for the service provider </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standards and open interfaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best of breed components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compatible with technology evolution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plug & play </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reuses existing billing infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces development and maintenance costs </li></ul></ul>June 2, 2009
  4. 4. Plugfest IV billing interoperability test <ul><li>Test involved HP IUM Charging Manager 5.0 and Amdocs 7 billing system </li></ul><ul><li>Tested at IMS Forum Interoperability Laboratory (IOL) and HP Intel Solution Centre in Grenoble, France </li></ul><ul><li>Tested event-based and session-based charging for VoIP calls </li></ul><ul><li>Used standard Diameter protocol between the network and the charging system and also between charging and billing system to pass data and records from the network elements to the billing system </li></ul>June 2, 2009
  5. 5. Plugfest IV results prove interoperability <ul><li>HP and Amdocs prove that a charging system and billing system can be successfully integrated into the IMS architecture today </li></ul>June 2, 2009 <ul><li>VoIP calls were completed and records sent to the Amdocs billing system for customer processing </li></ul><ul><li>Diameter protocol successfully communicated between core network, HP IUM Charging Manager and Amdocs </li></ul>
  6. 6. IMS-compliant deployments today <ul><li>Service Providers are capturing new revenues worldwide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>China Telecom deploys IMS-compliant services to millions of subscribers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vodafone Spain deploys real-time charging for service promotions and loyalty programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 1 Canadian MSO deploys real-time charging to stay competitive </li></ul></ul>June 2, 2009
  7. 7. HP in charging and mediation <ul><li>Real-time charging, active and classic mediation, convergent charging </li></ul><ul><li>Over 150 tier 1 & 2 customers worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked 2 nd in mediation market share by OSS Observer </li></ul><ul><li>Member of IMS Forum Board driving B/OSS in IMS architecture </li></ul>June 2, 2009 POLKOMTEL S.A.

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