Ericsson NetOp PM

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The Ericsson NetOp Policy Manager (NetOp PM) allow operators to grow revenues with new differentiated services and rapid service activations, based on subscriber profiles, applications, traffic types, time or usage

Benefit

NetOp PM leverages the SmartEdge platforms to deliver service to millions of subscribers over multiple broadband access technologies, including DSL, cable, Wi-Fi/WiMAX and Ethernet. As a result, operators can quickly deploy new revenue-generating services without changing their operating processes and procedures.

Key benefits and characteristics of NetOp PM include:

  • Value-added services—it delivers a range of new services to increase average revenue per subscriber
  • Customer self-service—it reduces operating costs by permitting subscribers to select the services they want through a web portal
  • Single subscriber sign-on—it provides subscribers with a single identity across client (PPP) or clientless (DHCP) access methods. This includes support for multiple end devices and multiple network transport methods.
  • Flexible service provisioning—it uses an open-service definition model that permits the creation of new value-added services using third-party application service providers and application vendors
  • Cooperative proxy support—it coordinates with existing RADIUS, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) servers and leverages existing RADIUS infrastructure to provide an integrated mechanism for authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA), and service delivery
  • Open OSS integration—it extends a standardized SOAP/XML gateway to accept service activation and change requests from web portals and back-office OSSs.
  • Field-proven scalability—it delivers a redundant architecture whose clustering and load-balancing features scale to support millions of subscribers

Flexible and Reliable

In addition to basic broadband authentication for network access based on PPP or DHCP, NetOp PM enables operators to create many different services based on a variety of policy management “building blocks” such as authentication, filtering, multicasting, metering and queuing. The range of services includes:

  • Web-based login
  • Wi-Fi and WiMAX access
  • Dynamic service selection
  • Invalid PPP login redirect
  • Dynamic service selection
  • Captive portal/redirect services
  • Tiered bandwidth
  • Bandwidth on demand
  • Video on demand
  • URL filtering
  • Dynamic traffic prioritization
  • Scheduled time of day-based access
  • Prepaid access based on total time online
  • Fair-usage policies with download limits
Some of these services create new billing models, helping to diversify the subscriber base and increase service penetration. For example, operators can charge lower prices for services that are only offered at certain times of the day or only allow a specific amount of content to be downloaded.