OSS/BSS software developer Optiva has announced that its Optiva Charging Engine is now available through Google Cloud Marketplace. The company claims it to be the first 5G telecom charging solution to be made available that way.
Available as a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform running on public cloud infrastructure, Optiva Charging Engine sports a unified service model capable of managing and supporting 3G, 4G, and 5G. It features real-time policy optimization and Service-Level Agreement (SLA)-based charging for network slicing, smart handing of 5G and IoT traffic, and 5G enablement with or without 3G or 4G, depending on the telco’s needs. Optiva claims that its charging engine is scalable to 500,000 charging transactions per second.
The pre-integration with Google Cloud enables Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to rapidly procure the software, which Optiva says can be connected to other parts of CSP network architecture within 90 days.
“The partnership allows CSPs to deploy Optiva Charging Engine in a multi-region Google Cloud configuration set up with a geo-redundant and high availability architecture,” said the company in a statement.
Toronto, Canada-based Optiva said that “a leading Canadian telecommunications and media company” is already taking advantage of the new deployment model.
The integration makes it possible for CSPs to leverage Google Cloud automation tools and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) methodologies, said Optiva. New features can be deployed using a centrally managed approach, it said.
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