REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/13 -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)
Oracle introduced Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper 5.1, which enables communications service providers (CSPs) to consolidate and expose network capabilities to accelerate service development and monetize partner and over-the-top network usage. The new release provides comprehensive analytics and partner management portals and introduces pre-integrated solutions to enable CSPs to rapidly deploy Network as a Service offerings, opening the door to a multi-sided business model.
•Oracle today announced the release of Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper 5.1, a standards-based application programming interface (API) exposure platform that helps monetize network services quickly and efficiently. The new release provides pre-built capabilities to help CSPs rapidly offer new and third-party applications and services by securely exposing and monetizing access to network resources and enhancing service quality control. •With the rapid growth of bandwidth-hungry applications and content, CSPs are under pressure to increase revenue and reduce costs by developing profitable new business models, improving returns on existing network investments and launching new services quickly and inexpensively. •To help reduce the time required to integrate conventional network API products, Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper introduces a series of pre-integrated gateway solutions to reduce service provider time to revenue for compelling services -- such as carrier billing, trusted identity management, messaging and service quality. •Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper enhances CSP agility and competitiveness through customizable policy and partner management interfaces. The solution enables internal and third-party application providers to easily integrate with CSP networks via an open, standards-based architecture to quickly launch and directly manage new applications and services. It also provides CSPs extensive network service access and usage control and helps create new, sophisticated revenue streams, while increasing network visibility through comprehensive analytics.
•Part of the Oracle Communications Services Delivery Platform product family, Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper has a rich set of interfaces to help CSPs offer a wider range of services and enhance agility and competitiveness. The solution:•Enables CSPs to better manage content and service partners to support the application lifecycle, streamline network and communication service access control and allow partners to easily integrate new services •Provides partners with a portal to easily on-board new applications and products, while enabling direct access to testing, usage and network analytics and service quality controls •Improves business decision making with advanced analytics reports, which capture network usage metrics -- including duration of service use •Simplifies policy and network control integration with internal and partner applications, reducing service complexity and helping ensure a positive customer experience by adjusting service quality -- for videos, games, calls or other content -- to meet expectations •Provides CSPs with flexible platform deployment options, supporting traditional implementations as well as virtualized configurations and public or private cloud deployments •Enables secure and anonymous access to subscriber-sensitive resources by leveraging the OAuth2 authorization framework •In addition, Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper is a highly extensible, future-proof system. The solution runs on commercial-off-the-shelf platforms, and offers built-in integration to Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF), online charging systems and network call control. •The solution has a large customer base of tier-one and tier-two CSPs that have successfully implemented Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper, ensuring the solution has been extensively market-tested.
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