FTS' policy control and charging solution deployed within Telenet's virtualized environment
Herzliya, Israel | October 7, 2014: FTS, a global provider of billing, charging, policy control and payment solutions, today announced that Telenet, Belgium's leading provider of broadband cable, telephony and Internet services and a long-standing FTS customer, has carried out a major upgrade to its Leap™ Policy Control software solution.
Telenet, a member of the Liberty Global Group, uses Leap Policy Control for bandwidth quota and policy management. FTS’ solution serves as an integrated policy control and charging (PCC) solution within Telenet’s network and BSS environment. It provides Telenet with volume-metering and associated rating functionality for its customers and delivers the source data for the informative Telenet Telemeter portal. This deployment ensures that Telenet’s subscribers will continue to benefit from personalized packages and quotas while providing Telenet with immediate upsell opportunities.
This upgrade also sees FTS’ Leap Policy Control deployed within a virtual environment and includes integration with Telenet’s new DPI infrastructure. Virtualization enables Telenet to benefit from significant savings on hardware investment, ensuring a more cost effective, scalable and flexible infrastructure.
“Leap Policy Control has proved to be a very reliable and cost-effective solution,” said Tom Nauwelaerts, Director IT Delivery at Telenet. “We independently operate the system thereby reducing our TCO. Using FTS’ policy control solution we have been able to offer attractive offerings that enrich our customers’ experience and enhance their stickiness. We are certain that the upgraded solution will continue to strengthen our business with a very satisfied customer base."
“We are proud to continue our excellent relationship with Telenet,” stated Giyora Ran, FTS’ Vice President, Operations. “Telenet will now be able to take additional advantage of the power of FTS’ platform to support new and innovative policy and charging use cases that will foster a broad range of upsell opportunities and revenue growth.”
Telenet first deployed FTS’ Leap Policy Control in 2006 to perform real-time policy control and charging of broadband services. Leap Policy Control is a flexible, pre-integrated charging and policy control solution designed to help service providers bridge the gap between rising data traffic and broadband revenues without impacting on the customer experience. Using an easy-to-implement policy and charging rule function (PCRF) tool which is pre-integrated with online/offline charging and the subscribers’ data, Leap Policy Control dynamically manages network resources and services on a customer level, enhancing the user experience.