Innovation Enables Network Operators to Charge for IP Services
TORONTO, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - Redknee (TSX/AIM: RKN), a leading provider of mission-critical software and solutions for communications service providers, is pleased to announce that the Company has been issued United States Patent No. 7,457,865 (the "Patent") for its "Method for implementing an internet protocol (IP) charging and rating middleware platform and gateway system."
The Patent, one of more than 50 issued patents or pending patent applications controlled by Redknee, enables network operators to charge for services and applications delivered via their IP infrastructure in real-time to both prepaid and postpaid subscribers. Redknee's innovation allows for charging based on a number of attributes, including service type, quality of service and time of day, as well as protocol-specific attributes.
Among other capabilities, the Patent enables network operators to charge their subscribers for services and applications delivered via their IP infrastructure in a perceptually meaningful manner.
Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO of Redknee commented:
"At Redknee, we are committed to investing in the development of innovative solutions that address the challenges faced by our customers now and in the future. Today's announcement reinforces our position as a leading innovator in our industry, while providing our customers with the advanced technologies they need to succeed in this dynamic marketplace."
Technologies associated with the real-time rating and charging of IP traffic will be increasingly relevant as a growing proportion of network operator revenues are derived from data services and applications. Analysts have noted that operators will have to transform their IP infrastructure from 'dumb-pipes' to 'smart pipes' in order to support the growing demand for global data services, estimated to be worth US$251.9 billion by 2012 (sources: Portio Research and Juniper Research).
Bohdan Zabawskyj, CTO at Redknee commented,
"The technologies prescribed by this patent enable network operators to benefit from the growth in IP services and applications by facilitating a number of billing and charging options in real-time. It is another example of how Redknee has demonstrated thought-leadership by developing innovative products that meet both existing and evolving market requirements."
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Redknee is a leading global provider of innovative communication software products, solutions and services. Redknee's award-winning solutions enable operators to monetize the lifetime value of each subscriber transaction while personalizing the subscriber experience to meet mainstream, niche and individual market segment requirements. Redknee's revenue generating solutions provide advanced converged billing, rating, charging and policy for voice, messaging and new generation data services to over 70 network operators in over 50 countries. Established in 1999, Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX/AIM: RKN) is the parent of the wholly-owned operating subsidiary Redknee Inc. and its various subsidiaries. References to Redknee refer to the combined operations of those entities. For more information, visit http://www.redknee.com/