Symphony Mediation is a high availability, rules-based, convergent collection and mediation platform that collects raw network usage data and transforms it into rich, billable business information. Symphony™ Mediation platform can accept any event/record format that the network may generate and generates rich records in any format required by OSS or BSS systems.
A key mediation objective is to shield OSS/BSS systems from changes in the Network Elements. Symphony Mediation offers the flexibility, scalability and functionality necessary to achieve this, resulting in significantly reduced time to market for new product and service offerings.
The future will be IP and Wireless data-based, but given the huge investment in existing telephony (fixed and mobile) networks, these will not disappear any time soon. Symphony™ Mediation supports interfaces and CDR formats for all of the major switch and OSS/BSS vendors as well as many others.
Sophisticated Billing Models for IP based products and services can only be implemented through the use of a sophisticated mediation system. Without flexible and scalable mediation, “usage-based” and “content-based” billing is not possible. This is because IP network elements do not generate “billing friendly” usage information. Instead, they generate large volumes of piecemeal usage information across many disparate network elements. Symphony™ Mediation enables the creation of self-contained, billable records.
By using our distributed Symphony Input Modules (SIMs) close to the network elements, Symphony™ Mediation is able to control and manage the real-time collection of vast volumes of network data. Once collected, this data is reduced down to meaningful billing information using flexible and powerful filtering, aggregation and correlation tools. This billing information can be represented in the industry standard IPDR format or any other format required.
Symphony Mediation is not tied to any single billing model. Instead, the most flexible approach possible has been taken allowing complete flexibility to implement the business rules required to support virtually any future-billing model. This provides the user with the ability to launch new products and services quickly in full support of the marketing department and regulatory requirements.
Key Features of Symphony™ Mediation:
- Full convergence (IP, Mobile & Fixed)
- Flexible (user-configurable record formats and business rules)
- Supports complex record structures inc. ASN-1 and TAP-3)
- Carrier-grade reliability and robustness
- File-based and real-time data collection, processing and distribution
- Full Mediation Functionality
- Duplicate data detection (down to individual events)
- Error record processing
- Real-time rating module
- User level system security
- Data integrity and audit capabilities
- Error messaging and alarming
- User-friendly GUI interface
- Context sensitive help
Symphony™ is a Vendor Independent platform. While able to interface with all of the key network elements and OSS/BSS systems, Symphony™ is not tied to any single vendor. Symphony™ is suitable for supporting environments consisting of a wide range of network equipment from a wide range of vendors simultaneously.
A single mediation platform.
Avoid duplication of costs for multiple systems.
Get new products to market faster.
Reduce time to market for new service and product offerings.
The control is in your hands.
Quickly and easily implement changes to mediation formats and rules.
Satisfy immediate business needs.
Fast, Accurate Data
Each OSS and BSS system receives only the data it needs, in the format it requires.