The telecom industry is rapidly changing. The phenomenal increase in use of 3G and 4G LTE mobile Internet, DSL and cable broadband services is causing network congestion. With billions of broadband subscribers worldwide, the issue of network clogging is becoming frightening. We are on the verge of an explosion in data traffic.
Increasing network capacity or deploying new networks are two expensive and time-consuming solutions which, at best, offer temporary relief. Other solutions involve bandwidth capping and throttling. Although they mitigate the problem by reducing overall traffic, from a subscribers’ perspective they are intolerable.
Subscribers will not accept excuses for bandwidth limitations – if they do not get a positive customer experience, they will look for alternative solutions.
Communication service providers can now manage and monetize broadband and mobile broadband services with an integrated policy control and charging (PCRF - PCC) framework – Leap Policy Control – based on FTS’ Leap Business Control and Charging Function (Leap BCCF) foundation.