Openet, Huawei in mobile broadband research partnership
INDUSTRYBy BiztechAfrica - Aug. 19, 2012, 8:27 a.m.
Openet, a global leader of high performance transaction management software for network operators, and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly explore opportunities within the growing telecommunications market. Openet becomes the latest company to partner with Huawei's mLAB to create new business models for global operators in the MBB (mobile broadband) era.
Under the terms of agreement for the MOU, Openet and Huawei will be committed to creating, validating and promoting new business models. With these business models, operators will be able to optimize network resources, offer differentiated services to end users, and increase sales revenues to achieve greater success.
Huawei's mLAB is a MBB solution research laboratory that facilitates close cooperation with industry players. It will benefit from Openet's deep understanding of business innovation and rich telecoms industry experience. Openet will provide its leading Policy and Charging Control (PCC) solutions working with Huawei's wireless and EPC networks to determine tomorrow's most valuable MBB business models.
"Openet is pleased to work with Huawei in mLAB. This joint effort will give us the opportunity to compliment each other in the areas both are best. We will be able to effectively explore and hatch future MBB business models" said Apollo Guy, Openet global vice president, alliances. "We firmly believe that our software, with the ability to quickly adapt to new business requirements, will innovate new business use cases in mLAB. The end results will give both Huawei and Openet a chance to present to the outside world what the future MBB business models entail ".
"Huawei's mLAB aims to be open to research innovative and profitable MBB solutions and products," said Dai Jisheng, Huawei Wireless Network Business Unit Director for MBB Solutions "Openet shares our commitment to meeting the challenges of a rapidly evolving telecommunications industry."
"With Openet in the lab," Dai added, "we will be able to jointly discover new MBB business models and provide insights into what the future of MBB will be.
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