Media Routes Carrier Integration Options


Media Routes hosted services can integrate with the network of existing carriers in different ways.

 



 


Subscriber Managers:


Subscriber Managers keep the identification data for all the subscribers. Such Subscriber Managers usually provide with an Authentication interface over Radius or Diameter or in case of HLRs, provide EAP-SIM authentication.

All Media Routes applications come with a Subscriber Manager of its own. Carriers can choose to double provision their subscribers in Media Routes servers or Media Routes application can query Carrier’s own subscriber managers over Radius, Diameter or SS7 protocols.,


 


Payment Methods:


Carriers have multiple payment methods of their own. At times they keep credit card or direct debit information on file or they may use prepaid vouchers. In both cases, Media Routes application can integrate with Carrier’s payment system to redeem payments when needed. For this purpose Media Routes applications support various protocols.

If the deployment model requires Media Routes to keep payment information on its own file, it comes with powerful payment processing and also includes a carrier grade VOMS for prepaid vouchers.


 


Account Balance Management Functions or IN


Subscriber account balances are maintained in ABMF or IN (Intelligent Networks). Media Routes applications support multiple protocols to support easy integration with Carrier’s IN systems for debit, reservation and credit methods of subscribers.

 

If the deployment model requires, Media Routes applications come with its own ABMF capable of maintaining account balances in real-time for millions of subscribers.


 


Charging and Rating Engine


Charging and Rating Engine puts a price tag on each instance of service usage and integrates with ABMF to debit those charges.

 

If the carrier wants to use its own Charging and Rating Engine, Media Routes applications come with a Radius and Diameter AAA client to Authorize the sessions in prepaid environments and / or to write Accounting records when sessions terminate. For postpaid scenarios, Media Routes comes with a mediation application to hand over completed CDRs to carrier’s charging and rating engines.

 

If the deployment model requires Media Routes to use its own Charging and Rating Engine, it has a very powerful Charging and Rating Engine that is capable of charging in real-time for the most complex business models and rating schemes.


 


Telephony Access Network


Some applications may need a telephony access network. Such network for SIP based IP services are realized through SIP Trunking or in other words forwarding phone numbers onto the SIP protocol as DID (Direct Inward Dialing) to the VAS servers.

 

Carrier’s can provide their own DIDs or Media Routes can arrange a network of DID numbers in most countries that can be used as telephony access network.


 


Termination Network


Some services need termination of voice calls which is done through terminators. If Carriers can accept IP based traffic for termination, Media Routes can forward all traffic over IP to Carriers. If not, Media Routes has a powerful Session Border Controller that accepts all traffic and can hand it over to Carrier’s SS7 network through SIP to SS7 media gateways.

 

If the deployment model requires, Media Routes can arrange for its own termination network.


 


Summary:


Media Routes has a complete BSS / OSS Suite and a service control suite with Radius and Diameter interfaces in addition to VAS applications that it use to quickly integrate with carrier’s existing networks.

Carriers can choose from a variety of deployment options based on their integration capabilities. Media Routes h4 background in carrier grade networks and the broad portfolio of supporting software for this purpose usually allows complete service integration in a matter of days not months.



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