As the old networking adage goes, “The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from”. However, when it comes to personalized services for mobile operators, there are just a few standards that are important with the 3GPP framework. Procera is a big believer in the 3GPP standards for Policy Management and Enforcement, as they simplify our task in mobile networks, not to mention simplify service implementations.
The more standards-based a solution is, the easier it is for an operator to design and launch new services. Proprietary solutions are usually designed to “lock-in” a customer to a specific vendor, and can often dramatically slow the pace of business, as all new service rollouts require dedicated work from the supplier to enable the new services. Vendors that deviate place more risk onto the network deployment, and can lead to a great deal of frustration for customers and engineering teams. Read more [+]