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Swisscom selects MATRIXX Software for real-time charging

by david.nunes

Swisscom selects MATRIXX Software for real-time charging

Innovative software developer delivers decisive performance gain for leading European CSP

Mountain View, CA, September 25th, 2012 MATRIXX Software today announces it has been selected by Swisscom, a leading European Communication Service Provider (CSP), to drive its mobile broadband services strategy.

Swisscom selected the MATRIXX Charging Engine for real-time rating, charging and balance management for its prepaid and postpaid mobile subscribers. As part of the selection process, Swisscom ran rigorous end-to-end trials for performance, network grade reliability, and functionality.

During the trials, the MATRIXX Charging Engine quickly integrated to Swisscom’s Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN), demonstrating high availability and linear scalability. The MATRIXX Charging Engine processed 20,000 real-time transactional charging events per second using only 4 2-processor blade servers with latency less than 5 milliseconds for 99% of transactions.

The trials included Swisscom’s current and future convergent pricing models incorporating complex business hierarchies, shared bundles and balances, and family plans. The MATRIXX Charging Engine delivered the same high performance and low latency across all pricing and subscriber scenarios. This enables Swisscom to use the MATRIXX Charging Engine as a future-proof convergent charging platform to spearhead competitive differentiation.

As Swisscom capitalizes on the growth in mobile broadband services and the implementation of LTE, it recognizes the need to manage usage in real-time across all subscribers and services. To achieve this, Swisscom requires a new generation of Online Charging System (OCS) that can cost-effectively handle the exponential growth in session authorizations created by Smartphone Apps and LTE signaling. Session growth is an issue that is causing headaches for many CSPs trying to find ways to handle the signaling storm on their 3G and LTE networks.

“MATRIXX Software’s Parallel-MATRIXXTM technology is the core innovation that differentiates its products,” said Bram Van der Zwet, Head of BSS/OSS Architecture at Swisscom. “After extensive testing, it clearly demonstrated a breakthrough in the technology required to enable CSPs to deploy Online Charging as a ubiquitous solution. As we roll out LTE, MATRIXX Software has an unparalleled solution that can deliver the real-time charging capabilities we need, including support for large enterprise customers and sophisticated post-paid pricing plans.”

“Our Parallel-MATRIXX™ technology eliminates the limitations with current real-time solutions and combines high performance, broad functionality and efficiency on a single platform”, said Dave Labuda, Founder, CEO and CTO of MATRIXX Software. “We’re very proud to have been chosen by Swisscom, an innovative and visionary operator who recognizes the need for new technology to move the industry forward and solve critical CSP challenges.”

To learn more about MATRIXX Software’s Parallel-MATRIXX™ technology, please watch our video at http://youtu.be/bnmqBPFJqS8

About MATRIXX Software

MATRIXX Software enables NOW. We give Communications Service Providers instant visibility, intelligence and control of services across your network. Our patent-pending, smart charging technology enables a seamless, intuitive service experience that empowers your subscribers – in the moment, every moment. Delivering up to a 100 times increase in efficiency and scalability, we equip you with the most advanced solution designed specifically for the data generation. Charging. Policy. Insight. Value. NOW. For more information, visit www.matrixxsw.com.

About Swisscom
Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecoms provider, with 6.1 million mobile customers and around 1.8 million broadband connections. In the first half-year of 2012, the company’s 19,805 employees (full time equivalents) generated revenues of CHF 5.6 billion. 886 young people complete an apprenticeship at Swisscom in the fields of IT, telematics, mediamatics, retailing and commerce.

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