Facing a saturated and heavily regulated market and strong competition there, especially from over the top competitors, the telecommunications operator understand the vital importance of the agility in:
In the same time, telecommunications operator do their business in an environment with different technologies in access and core networks, and with accumulated legacy services and equipment from different vendors. Each service is isolated in its own realm of technology, equipment and protocols. The services are typically available to a limited number of subscribers and are often bind to specific billing and management systems.
In result, the fluidity of service delivery process is severely limited.
A technology for leveraging the existing subscriber base and the investments in legacy services and networks is crucially important.
Service Brokers bring this technology that helps to overcome the challenges faced by the telecommunications operators, to manage the service interaction and composition across different vendors and networks, and to deliver a broader range of competitive services quickly and efficiently. Service Brokers provide bridging between vendor specific equipment, different protocols, service domains, access and core networks. They radically increase the subscriber base for new and existing services, extend services to multiple domains, accelerate significantly time-to-market capabilities of the operators, simplify provisioning process, reduce OpEx costs through asset consolidation, shorten service monetizing time, and improve ARPU figures.
Applicata Service Broker is a modular solution that can be be configured with some or all of the following functions:
Applicata Service Broker comes with a Service Orchestration Function for flexible orchestration and bundling the services. The Service Orchestration Function provides open functionality to create and apply specific processing logic and orchestration rules that control the required interactions between the involved services, heterogeneous service domains, networks and protocols. The orchestration rules are described using XML syntax.
The Service Orchestration Function provides an open functionality for: