Customer Defined Applications
Truly bespoke customer applications that fully realize the potential of innovation, cost saving, network simplification, multi-domain harmonization, network security and much more.
Telecoms has always been challenging, and never more so than today. Competitors bring new services to market with dizzying speed and carriers must find ways to increase their new service velocity in order to maintain and grow market share.
To facilitate this growth, new technologies are layered over top of existing ones, and core signaling types and interactions grow exponentially. To prevent signaling connectivity from growing faster than the user revenue it can enable, carriers must find ever smarter ways to deal with the explosive complexity.
Finally, bad actors carefully watch all technologies, new, old and their intersection, and work tirelessly to breach network defences for fraudulent gain. Specifically, each network will have unique vulnerabilities that no standardized solution could address.
The InterWorking Function provides the facility to translate from one protocol to another. Thereby allowing ostensibly incompatible systems to communicate with one another via the TITAN InterWorking Function.
IN or Intelligent Network Service Control Point is the 3G control element in the network. TITAN can provide replacements for these legacy systems and extend the service offerings where required.
Centralized Routing Engine a single point of provisioning and routing intelligence for policy updates that are applied in real-time across the network.
The Location Retrieval Function retrieves geographic location info of a User Equipment that started an IMS emergency session. A flexible data model allows complex PSAP assignments.
Customer Defined Applications represent a visible and tangible differentiator for the Telco industry. CDA becomes a critical factor in the success of a network the need to offer services that no other provider can.
The solution will be designed and defined with a remit to address a business and/or technical need that is specific to your network. Beyond those general goals, the solution will offer specific improvements to:
- Improved customer satisfaction (CSAT)
- Real-time, network-wide routing updates.
- Reduce routing errors & cost
- Definable & flexible data model
- Simple provisioning API
- Low / No impact on existing provisioning chain
- Service Logic adaptable to the environment. As simple or complex as the use case demands.
- Address security & fraud use cases.
Rapid roll out of new services, or evolutions of existing services to address new markets and address competitive threats.
Operational benefits include:-
- A flexible data model offers the chance to minimize or remove the need for provisioning chain updates.
- A simplified network becomes easier to operate and maintain.
- Improves reliability where there are fewer moving parts.
The platform can host several application functions simultaneously, thereby multiplying the benefits of having a common management and provisioning interface.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH CDA?
What do you WANT to do? CDA can probably do it. Below are just some of the network functions customers have built with CDA:
- SIP Redirect Server
- Transaction Stateful SIP Proxy
- Session Stateful SIP Proxy
- Protocol Interworking Functions (IWF)
- Routing on CgPN, CdPN, Trunkgroup, E911, RPH, etc
- Routing on Media Type (HD voice, Fax) and QoS
- Least Cost Routing (LCR)
- Routing by QoS (e.g. Wholesale, National, VIP)
- Ingress, Egress, Flow Control
- Buffer, Smooth, Bursty Traffic Rates
- Call Restrictions (e.g. time based blocking)
- Blacklist, Whitelist Call Screening
- Full Featured Toll Free Support
- Number Analysis and Conditioning (CgPN, CdPN)
- Message, Header Add/Mod/Del (includes SDP/codec)
- External Referral Query (retrieve data from 3rd party node)
- Fraud Detection and Call Termination
- Long Call Detection, Termination
- CDRS, Intermediate Long Call CDRs
- Private Dial Plans, Private IP Plans
- Central Network Routing Layer (CRE)
- Central Network Provisioning
- 4G Location Retrieval Function (LRF)
- IN-SCP (Prepaid, Toll Free, Number Translation, etc.)
PLUS, combinations of the above and others (including OTS apps).
Customers have been very inventive, taking full advantage of CDAs to solve complex network problems that could not have been solved any other way. Digging a little deeper into just a few of the blocks above, the below is a sampling of some of the broad categories of CDA Titan.ium has implemented with customers:
- NEW NETWORK SERVICES
Service velocity is key to prospering in today’s hyper competitive telecom environment. A Titan.ium CDA can accelerate the way for you. As an example, a CDA can leverage multiple existing network capabilities, add into them your own network “secret sauce” and provide all of the OSS and BSS interfaces needed to create a complete service offering. The resulting new service can then be brought to market quickly, delivering a true competitive differentiator.
- CENTRALIZED ROUTING ENGINE (CRE)
A common CDA-based multi-protocol network routing layer can simplify the network by eliminating the “spaghetti” that may result from multiple coexisting technologies. Doing so lowers OPEX, makes the network easier to maintain and increases both reliability and availability.
- LEAST COST ROUTING (LCR)
Least Cost Routing (LCR) can dramatically improve network profitability, but existing commercial solutions may be too expensive or too complex. A CDA-based LCR solution can be fit to just the LCR functions your network needs, minimizing the cost profile and the operations impact. CDA-based LCRs can operate wholly standalone (rate cards loaded manually or via automated provisioning) or can be integrated with an external LCR engine as network need dictates.
- PROTOCOL INTERWORKING FUNCTION (IWF)
Protocols are standardized, but their interworking to maintain network services aren’t. An IWF can neatly interwork many disparate protocols, handily connecting older technology services to new technology access, or visa-versa.
INTELLIGENT NETWORKS SERVICE CONTROL POINTS (SCP)
IN SCP’s remain powerful enablers of network services even today. However, many existing IN-SCP vendors are moving their offers to End-of-Life (EOL) status, jeopardizing deployed and gainful service differentiators. A CDA can replace existing EOL IN-SCPs while streamlining the footprint, cost, and complexity of the implementation.
A CDA-based IN-SCP can do much more than just replace aging and EOL SCPs however. It can also deliver a multitude of new IN-compliant network services, including number translations, CNAM, scam scoring, prepaid inter-network direct settlement and more.
FRAUD DETECTION AND PREVENTION
CDAs have been deployed to detect and prevent CLI Spoofing, Wangiri, SMS Fraud, subscriber data harvesting and much, much more. Using a CDA for this purpose can be much more impactful than deploying an “off the shelf” fraud solution. This is because Titan.ium’s experience has shown that while such solutions may protect against ubiquitous and well-known fraud use cases, each network often has its own very specific and nuanced vulnerabilities that are unique to them.
A rules based CDA fraud solution can be molded to meet these unique needs while providing the operator with the ability to evolve their solution on their own as bad actors evolve their threat scenarios by simply adding new rules. A CDA-based fraud and security solution can therefore secure the network from both current and future threats, protecting both network subscribers and network ROI from the persistent and continually evolving attacks of threat actors.
A CDA-based provisioning front end can provide a single point of network service provisioning that can both verify the logical correctness and completeness of all new provisioning and mediate a single source of network provisioning to all deployed network technologies. This can reduce both BSS/OSS complexity and cost.