PortaOne announces its latest long-life maintenance release, MR80, comprising six software builds to be released over the next 11 months. The focus in MR80 is mainly on system stability, bug fixes and enhancements to existing functionalities, the most important of which are listed below.
SMS processing via Protei SMSC
Integration with Protei SMSC allows real-time charging for SMS exchanges on any mobile network (GSM, 3G, 4G) via Diameter (Ro). PortaBilling® can also be connected to Protei SMSC via SMPP (using PortaSIP®), enabling SMS notifications about quota limits or payment alerts to be delivered to customers.
Online balance checks
No balance overdraft
Fallback call delivery in dual-version PortaSwitch®
The dispatching SBC uses the call information (i.e. destination and source numbers) to determine which system in dual-version PortaSwitch will process an incoming request. If the dispatching SBC cannot find the target system (e.g. sophisticated translation rules must be applied to the numbers), it now sends the request to one of the systems in dual-version PortaSwitch®. For example, if customers have not yet been migrated to the alter-ego system, the main system can be configured to accept all requests. PortaBilling® in the main system then locates the call recipient and performs the appropriate routing. This increases the call success rate, thereby improving the customer experience.
Guaranteed subscriber migration to dual-version system
Data usage graphs for satellite Internet
Data usage graphs have been added to the web GUI, alongside bandwidth statistics. This helps satellite ISPs to ensure that service is provided according to the SLA, and also to resolve disputes.
Easy-to-understand data graph
Read about other enhancements in the New Features Guide.