Nokia Siemens Networks launches convergent mediation solution

At the Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona, Nokia Siemens Networks launched charge@once mediate – its first fully convergent mediation solution. The solution makes it easier and more cost-efficient for the operators to launch innovative convergent services in a flexible way.

The charge@once mediate solution:

• simplifies the systems architecture by providing an easy to integrate mediation platform

• brings cost-efficiency

• enables crucial faster time to market on new services

Charge@once mediate can be integrated with any network equipment to collect and process usage data, both offline and online i.e. usage data on prepaid and postpaid customers. Besides billing, collected information can be used for any purpose including statistics, fraud detection and data analysis or to mediate, for example, subscriber profile data between the network and service delivery platforms. In addition to complex offline mediation capabilities, the convergent mediation engine also supports active mediation functionality for prepaid online charging and service delivery platforms.

“We have piloted charge@once mediate with several customers and at the same time have received lots of interest from other potential customers,” said Urs Pennanen, Head of Sales, Operations and Business Software Business Unit. “This demonstrates the solution’s appeal to a large customer base and means that Nokia Siemens Networks is serious about the mediation marketplace.”

Charge@once mediate is a new release of the Charging Gateway, which has been deployed to over 150 networks worldwide.

The solution can be integrated with any telecom network or IT environment with the support of Nokia Siemens Networks integration and customization services. It has also pre-integrated interfaces to Nokia Siemens Networks prepaid charging solution and core network equipment.

Commercial deployments began in January 2008.

Nokia Siemens Networks creates OSS/BSS multi-vendor software solutions for charging, service management and network management to improve operators’ business performance. The company is one of the leading players in the OSS/BSS market with more than 600 network management customers and more than 280 service management installations. Nokia Siemens Networks is the number 1 prepaid and charging supplier serving more than 450 million online customers. More than 250 operators use our leading-edge charging and care solutions.