Oracle Communications Prepaid Charging Solution Helps Communications Service Providers Thrive Amidst the Smartphone and Data Explosion
Innovative “Social Network-Aware” Charging Capabilities Open the Door to New Offer Capabilities and Revenue Streams
Redwood Shores, Calif. – August 8, 2011
Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control 4.4 This product release includes a complete stack of software, hardware and support – all from Oracle – to help communications service providers (CSPs) offer their customers more flexible charging options and create new revenue streams in the wake of explosive mobile data growth.
Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control 4.4 offers a number of features – including multi-network prepaid charging, voucher recharge, promotions management, Intelligent Network (IN) and Next Generation Network (NGN)-based service control and graphical service configuration, as well as integrated number routing and messaging services – to enable CSPs to launch new services and charge millions of subscribers for a multitude of offerings.
Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control 4.4 provides the following capabilities:
Configurable budget controls to enable CSPs to manage personal spending quotas for all services and send personalized real-time notifications to customers as they near contractual limits – subsequently eliminating bill shock and enhancing customer satisfaction
Advanced reservation management to increase operator control of concurrent and long running data charging sessions – optimizing network performance and improving the customer experience
Prorated service payments that provide customers and operators with flexibility to select personalized charge dates for subscription-based services
Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control 4.4 maximizes operator brand exposure and helps CSPs monetize social relationships by exploiting the viral marketing effect of social media through:
An innovative social network-aware charging and promotions framework to help CSPs rapidly attract, acquire and retain customers. Service providers can link social media services to specific promotions to enable Web-based campaign delivery and personal subscriber interaction, helping to increase the effectiveness of social network and media marketing
An open and secure Web 2.0 framework that enables third-party application developers to seamlessly integrate with a service provider’s billing environment to deliver and monetize innovative services in real-time
Centralized graphical promotions and user segmentation management to enable CSPs to more easily deliver targeted, relevant offers that influence subscriber usage and dramatically reduce churn
Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control is built, delivered and supported entirely by Oracle solutions including carrier-grade servers, storage and IT infrastructure, mission-critical applications and service level agreement-based network grade support.
“We chose Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control due to its proven voice, messaging and data charging capabilities, service innovation and open platform. It also provides total control over the configuration of service logic and promotions. Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control enables us to rapidly launch brands for mobile virtual network operators, machine-to-machine providers and captive mobile network operator brands,” said Patrick Meyer, vice president, corporate development, ASPIDER Solutions.
“The proliferation of consumer-friendly, IP-enabled multimedia devices, coupled with easy access to wireless broadband, has spurred an explosion in new mobile services. Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control 4.4 helps communications service providers quickly deliver innovative new services, charge for them, and thrive in the smartphone revolution,” said Liam Maxwell, vice president of products, Oracle Communications.
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