Today, most broadband services are sold as commodities based on speed and price. While this was entirely sufficient during the “go-go” days of exponential growth, it is no longer an equitable model for network service providers.
Usage billing is experiencing renewed interest as a fair and practical solution for managing broadband consumption growth. This white paper analyzes industry experiences over the past decade and provides valuable lessons in designing and managing this service model.
As the broadband market matures, unlimited data plans represent both a high cost and a lost revenue opportunity for network service providers.
In a recent Dell report on Big Data, 89% of respondents with a Big Data initiative in progress reported significant improvements in their company’s decision making. This white paper examines the benefits of accurate automated Big Data intelligence solutions and explores the differences offered by the two main stream methods for Big Data collection, Internet Protocol Detail Record (IPDR) and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI).
Cable MSOs face shrinking margins and higher network upkeep costs as more subscribers shift to IP-only plans. This white paper details the case for fair access policies – including usage-based pricing – in the cable broadband industry. The major challenges, benefits, and best practices of policy enforcement are examined, with a focus on examples from the North American market.
Cable providers worldwide are facing lower revenues and higher upkeep costs as subscribers switch to IP-only plans. In North America, operators are turning to usage-based pricing policies to recoup revenue and offer subscribers a wider range of choices. Could this be the answer to your bandwidth dilemma?
The surge in global Internet traffic is stressing broadband networks. In this environment, more multiple service operators (MSOs) are turning to Internet Protocol Detail Record (IPDR) to manage their high-speed data platforms and businesses. Enhanced features and back office integration can make an IPDR system even more effective by providing network intelligence for capacity planning, customer support, and new service rollouts.
For years, service providers have been focused on expanding their pipe to keep up with the growing bandwidth requirements of their subscribers. Showing no signs of decelerating, global IP traffic is expected to grow three-fold between 2013 and 2018. Incognito Bandwidth Activity Reporter is a congestion management and policy enforcement solution that utilizes IPDR data to facilitate better network planning, orchestrate speed reduction policies or utilization quotas, and aid in the identification of users that are disposed to upgrades.