VANCOUVER, British Columbia, September 13, 2018 (Newswire.com) - PortaOne Inc., a leading developer of B/OSS and UCaaS platforms, and Yate, a provider of innovative GSM/LTE infrastructure for mobile network operators, announced the successful completion of compatibility testing to create a versatile mobile core network solution suitable even for smaller carriers.
The combined solution includes a B/OSS (Business and Operation Support System) - PortaBilling® and the core elements necessary for mobile network infrastructure – YateUCN (Yate Unified Core Network) and YateHSS/HLR (Home Subscriber Server / Home Location Register) for subscriber management.
YateUCN is a software-defined multifunctional core intended for new LTE networks, for upgrading GSM/GPRS networks to LTE or for extending existing LTE networks. It includes GMSC, PGW and GGSN, among others.
“The Yate software is implemented on a Linux system built of general purpose hardware, which results in an affordable and very configurable solution. In addition to price and versatility, YateUCN allows network scaling. It is also characterized by resiliency because of the easy configuration of another server in case of failure,” said Diana Cionoiu, CEO of Yate.
YateHSS/HLR is an affordable subscriber management solution. It suits any network needs and its low licensing costs allow an operator to scale up with minimum effort. The combined HSS/HLR is a clustered solution that offers high reliability and redundancy.
As a B/OSS, PortaBilling® acts as the nerve center of the mobile network and represents a unified platform for multiple services that allows charging clients for their voice calls, messages, internet access and any other services. PortaBilling® manages SIM cards' inventory and communicates with Yates HSS/HLR in real time via the Diameter protocol. For example, when a user attempts to connect to the internet, Yate immediately checks with PortaBilling® whether this customer has sufficient funds or data quotas. If a customer runs out of funds or doesn’t have a sufficient quota, the system automatically redirects that user to a dedicated website to top-up their balance and be able to continue using LTE services. With real-time charging and authorization, communication service providers (CSP) can offer both postpaid and prepaid services to their end-users.
As a result of interoperability between PortaBilling® and Yate, CSPs can acquire a unified system for becoming an LTE or an IoT connectivity provider. Due to its affordability and scalability, it can be used for smaller service providers and projects, such as an LTE deployment to cover a small city or rural area.
“Together with PortaOne, we are creating a billing and subscriber management system which is suitable for most network carriers, beginning with Tier 3," added Diana Cionoiu. "Mobile Network Operators can benefit from easy-to-manage and affordable technology, inside a long-term solution. It is not only a matter of compatibility between our technologies: PortaOne and Yate’s business interests are also aligned, which results in a long-term partnership. We also agreed on a procedure to provide joint long-term support to our common customers, according to each company’s expertise.”
“The integration was completed after rigorous interconnectivity testing between Yate products and PortaBilling®. The PGW tests included a number of scenarios for Diameter-based billing, while the SIM management tests confirmed the compatibility between the YateHSS/HLR API and PortaOne’s B/OSS. The integration is incorporated into the latest versions of the platform (starting from MR70), so we encourage our customers to update their system to be able to use this new functionality,“ noted Andriy Zhylenko, CTO of PortaOne.
For more information about PortaOne and its PortaBilling® service monetization platform, email PortaOne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866 SIP VOIP (866 747 8647) or +1 604 628 2508 outside North America.
Based in Canada, PortaOne is a leading B/OSS & OCS vendor for CPSs. PortaOne’s solutions are fundamental to the business infrastructure of more than 450 telecommunications companies in 90-plus countries worldwide. The PortaBilling® platform highlights:
- Open architecture: we provide access to API, data structure and source code for an easy integration
- Reliability: we offer a highly resilient product that boasts 15 years of evolution
- Agility: with more than 20 software builds per year, new features are available every seven weeks
- Unlimited license: no per feature, per module or per subscriber fee
Over two-thirds of PortaOne’s 300 employees are support engineers who provide 24/7 technical support services considered to be the best-in-industry by 87 percent of PortaOne customers. To learn more, visit https://www.portaone.com.
Launched in 2004 as a VoIP/PSTN engine, Yate (Yet Another Telephony Engine) was quickly extended with various modules. Now, it has the full functionalities of a complete software-defined mobile network characterized by a vast range of supported protocols and easy configurability. In addition to open source software, Yate’s portfolio extends to products and solutions for MNO & MVNO with a suite of LTE & GSM mobile network components. For more details, visit yatebts.com.