ActionRuler™ is a state-of-the-art Policy Control & Management solution for addressing the full spectrum of business requirements, from intelligent charging and control of network resources to personalized services.
ActionRuler™ naturally evolved from INTRACOM TELECOM's own successful software solution portfolio (VAS creation platform, online charging system, IN applications, etc.) and employs Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technologies for tying together subscribers, AAA, OSS / BSS and the network itself.
Combining real-time traffic analysis and a heuristic rules repository, together with subscriber quota & profile information, ActionRuler™ allows operators to:
ActionRuler™ opens up new horizons for operator growth. Subscribers get the service level they expect and simultaneously have access to compelling offerings and options.
Operators experience new revenues as a result of fair network resources sharing and flexible charging.
ActionRuler™ accommodates a powerful set of features providing unlimited policy management capabilities:
The ActionRuler™ solution allows the creation of numerous high-value applications for augmenting operator service offering.
Indicative ActionRuler™ applications include:
For subscribers already enrolled to low-bandwidth packages and needing high-bandwidth access (either time-based or volume-based) for:
For setting global pricing rules, as mandated by the respective EU framework, regarding Internet users:
For enabling operators to change the available applications and QoS based on device type. For instance, operator may block peer-to-peer traffic for net books.
For parents / guardians that would like to protect children by limiting Internet usage:
For providing several bandwidth control options:
The ActionRuler™ platform employs best-of-breed SOA technologies and accommodates pluggable northbound and southbound interfaces for seamless integration into any operator network. The platform is equipped with service-enabling core modules, which allow the rapid deployment of policy applications, as depicted in the figure below.
A carrier-grade and flexible engine comprising ready-to-use Domain-specific Language (DSL) rule sets. Each rule set contains a dictionary of easily comprehended predicate sentences that are combined and grouped in process flows to easily model any service.
|Subscriber Manager||Integrates with operator's AAA infrastructure for subscribers' identification, administration and authorization. This module also maintains quota records for the entire subscriber base, thus enabling the creation of personalized services.|
|Reporting Engine||Out-of-the-box deployment with readily-available reports (in several formats: pdf, xml, csv, txt, html, etc.) covering most marketing and technical needs. A report designer is also provided for creating customized reports. The reporting engine and its offline database can be used as a data repository for access by external data warehouse systems.|
|Data Record Generator||Provides data logging functionality (for charging, reporting, etc.). Data format is fully customizable to operator demands.|
|Quota Manager||Maintains multiple independent or correlated quota buckets, thus covering any possible service scenario.|
|Administration & Monitoring Module||
Enables local or remote access administration through an intuitive web-based GUI. This module is easily integrated to NMS and other OSSinfrastructure through several open APIs (SNMP, JMX, SOAP, etc.).
|Real-time Charger||Implements real-time charging of services through the internal real-time convergent charging function, or through external third-party online charging systems.|
|Scheduler||Keeps track of all time events (periodic or one off), for each individual subscriber or a group of subscribers. Scheduler module enriches possible ActionRuler™ applications by providing temporal rule sets.|