4G and 5G Convergent Charging
SWAN, a.s., is a rapidly developing Slovak telecommunications service provider, which aims to provide customers with professional telecommunications solutions of the highest quality. Technological capacities, portfolio of services and rapid development of the company rank SWAN among innovators and leaders within the Slovak national market.
SWAN was the only non-incumbent to win spectrum in the 4G licence auctions that took place in Slovakia in January 2014. This was secured on the back of the experience and expertise in delivering fixed line over fibre, coax and wireless access networks to 120,000 customers in Slovakia over which they offer fixed line voice, high speed broadband and TV services.
From securing this asset SWAN wanted to move quickly towards deploying a new BSS that could support the 4G/LTE services whilst at the same time ensuring the platform selected would be capable of the eventual migration of their existing customer and product base. A four month tender saw them select Cerillion in 2014 and move quickly in to an implementation from that point.
Strategy and Development Director, SWAN Mobile
As a new entrant in the mobile market SWAN required a new state of the art charging and billing solution that would support their next phase of growth, and a relationship with a vendor that would become a strategic partner to the company moving forward.
Key BSS requirements for SWAN included:
- Native 3GPP charging platform with standard interfaces to network elements such as PCRF (sy) and HSS/CTF(ro)
- Pre-integrated Product Catalogue common to all components of the BSS, allowing SWAN to define their products once and that definition to be shared between charging, billing and sales (CRM & online self-service)
- Support for mobile and fixed line voice and data, and pay TV; sold within a single package, rated within a single charging engine and billed on one invoice.