With BroadHop's new standalone QME, service providers can easily implement powerful billing and bundling plans across their wireless, wireline, and combined networks.
Denver, CO —August 5, 2009—BroadHop, an award-winning global supplier of service and policy management solutions for Internet Protocol (IP) triple-play networks, today announced the release of the Quota Management Engine (QME), a single prepaid and quota-based service manager for fixed and mobile service deployments.
The QME is a standalone hardware/software solution that works in conjunction with BroadHop policy managers as well as leading third-party network equipment to quickly provide highly-accurate quota services in large networks. Designed to increase a service provider's revenue-building opportunities, the QME establishes per-service (including data, video, voice, peer-to-peer) quota 'buckets' that are each individually configurable based on time or volume.
"The BroadHop QME offers an entirely new level of flexibility for changing and managing quotas in a multi-service, multi-network environment, which directly addresses the growing need for creative monetization of different broadband services," said Ian Campbell, Chief Software Architect, BroadHop. "Plus, with the QME, service providers know exactly how much information will cross their networks, so they can budget, plan, and scale based on actual usage. This is particularly important in bandwidth or resource-constrained environments."
The BroadHop QME features a network control interface that links to leading network controls, including broadband remote access server (BRAS), deep packet inspection (DPI) gateway GPRS support node (GGSN), packet data serving node (PDSN), and access service network gateway (ASN GW). And, because it is based on intelligent, policy-based rules, the QME enables flexible rules to be enforced once quota is reached or expired.
By using the BroadHop QME, service providers can offer customized, lower-cost services that suit customer needs. Services can be tailored so that subscribers only pay for what they receive, rather than having to select a standard bundle or package. In addition, operators can easily configure the QME to monetize services with charging schemes that are specific to a user, application, or access network.
"BroadHop is the industry leader in this space, with the most worldwide deployments for fair usage and quota management. Our engineering teams applied their field-proven expertise to the new QME to design a flexible, reliable, cost-effective quota management solution with fast time to market and low risk for service providers," added Kishen Mangat, Vice President, Solutions, BroadHop.
The BroadHop QME is available now; for more information on BroadHop, visit www.BroadHop.com.
BroadHop’s carrier-class products enable the "Intelligent Network Experience." The BroadHop product suite reduces the complexity and cost of deploying triple play voice, video, and data services across networks. Offering subscriber-awareness and real-time policy management technology, the award-winning BroadHop Service Management Engine provides a new layer of intelligence for networks, enabling user programmability and auto-provisioning of services. Today, BroadHop’s products and technology are at the forefront of service deployment with numerous carrier, service provider, and Fortune 500 customers around the world. For more information please visit www.BroadHop.com or call +1-720-904-0303.
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