Leipzig, 1 June 2012 – ipoque, the leading European provider of network intelligence and policy enforcement solutions, today has published a new white paper discussing the architecture of a smart policy control and charging solution in a next-generation network.
ipoque's new white paper illustrates the advantages of a multi-tier architecture of loosely coupled, well-integrated systems that is extensible, flexible and scalable enough to meet present and future challenges of network operators. The document regards the technical background and explains the functions of each network component, focusing mainly on the policy enforcement system.
“The reasons for network operators to deploy a smart policy control and charging solution in their network are as manifold as the operators are different in their strategy, market position and size,“ says Hendrik Schulze, CTO of ipoque. “With our experience in the field of DPI-based traffic optimization we are convinced that future policy control and charging solutions require a flexible and powerful core policy enforcement system at their center to keep up with the all-IP traffic of next-generation networks. This is the position we take in the white paper.”
The ipoque white paper describes how the policy enforcement system can enable a great variety of scenarios: Whether an up-and-coming mobile network operator network wants to set itself apart from the well-established competition with progressive and creative charging models and value-added services, or a global player aims to monetize OTT traffic and use network capacity as efficiently as possible to deliver the best quality of experience to its customers.