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4G/LTE & 5G Billing System for CSPs and ISPs

Deploy a LTE & 5G wireless network with PortaBilling’s automated service provisioning, flexible quota management and LTE real-time billing. Complement it with OTT voice or VoLTE.

What is 4G/LTE & 5G Billing?

One of the core infrastructure elements necessary for becoming a successful 4G/LTE or 5G provider is a comprehensive billing and online charging system (OCS) for flexible quota management and real-time billing of multiple services: 

  • Data over LTE – content-based billing, data bundle control
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE) – voice calls and SMSs
  • Over the Top (OTT) services – VoIP, messaging, VAS, e.g. cloud softphone
  • IPTV
  • Mobile wallets, transfer of funds / quotas between subscribers, etc.
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Robin Kent

Director of European operations at Adax

“We are always looking to enhance our LTE EPC capabilities through joining forces with ecosystem partners such as PortaOne which can allow us to offer operators a complete network solution.

Its technology allows operators to rapidly deliver quadruple play solutions via legacy infrastructure. Instantly unlocking additional revenue streams and being able to compete in a rapidly evolving competitive market place.”

What problems do CSPs & ISPs face?

Difficulties

Struggling with billing configuration and data synching between billing and back-office systems (CRM, support ticketing, reseller portals, etc.)?

Frustrations

Seeing a lack of profit margins in “just data” and looking for value-added services (VAS) to increase profitability?

Inefficiencies

Dealing with a poorly-designed platform to manage resellers and distributors, causing inefficient offerings of discounts & commissions?

Overload

Operating multiple channels of revenue (data, voice, messaging, OTT) that require separate management and resources?

Discover a better way

We have heard these cries before, which is why we offer our customers PortaBilling – a convergent LTE / 5G billing platform – combining B/OSS and OCS so that you can:

Maximize revenue by reducing revenue leakage

Increase marketing opportunities

Enable new and expanded revenue streams

Design, develop and scale as quickly as you want

What's in it for you?

See why CSPs and ISPs offering 4G/LTE and 5G are choosing PortaBilling to be their all-in-one provisioning and billing platform

Differentiate yourself from competitors

with value-added services through Add-on Mart - an iPaaS marketplace

Increase customer satisfaction

by empowering them to self-manage quotas, top-ups and add-ons and only submit one consolidated bill for all digital services

Reduce your expenses

with one consolidated and converged platform solution in lieu of multiple billing systems for different product offerings

Enjoy confidence and security

with default full data redundancy, site redundancy, and zero downtime updates

Why choose PortaOne?

See why ISPs, CSPs and even some major LTE network builders choose our PortaOne 4G/LTE & 5G billing solution  

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Short go-to-market time

Agile development ensures the release of new software updates every 7 weeks

Fair pricing

Choose from an unlimited perpetual license or a simple, value-based SaaS metric. All features, maintenance & support included

Open architecture

No constraints. Get the API and full source code so you can develop, integrate, and control your growth

24/7 technical support

Our technical support is praised as best-in-industry, with 180 engineers ready to help whenever you need them

How does it work?

There are 5 key technologies working hard to give you a comprehensive and reliable LTE billing solution:

  1. BSS: acts as a central repository of customer data, manages and activates SIM cards, handles product catalog, consolidates customer balance and quota management, applies recurrent charging of subscriptions, issues invoices, and more.
  2. LTE service provisioning: every change in BSS (e.g. new customer activation) is instantaneously provisioned as a new set of service configuration parameters to HSS, other network elements such as PCRF and back-office systems such as ERP or CRM.
  3. LTE OCS (online charging system): allows real-time charging of transferred data, voice calls, SMS, etc. Offers flexibility with various options for quota management, combination of different quotas and roll-overs, an unlimited number of service wallets, and enables location, content-based charging, and LTE data bundle control.
  4. EPC (Evolved Packet Core): is where the actual packet switching and session management occurs. Includes HSS (Home Subscriber Server), MME (Mobile Management Entity), SAE-GW and PCRF.*
  5. eNodeB: handles the actual radio part of the communication. Customers have full freedom of choice between eNodeB platforms/vendors, without any effect on BSS and charging.
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* For EPCs, PortaOne works with technology partners Alcatel-Lucent, Altran (former Aricent), Huawei, ZTE, Yate (SS7ware), Protei, and Adax. 

Don’t see your EPC listed here? No problem. We can interoperate and integrate in 3 weeks. For more information regarding integration with one of our partners, see this document.

4 steps to smoothly launch a wireless LTE / 5G network

1

Roll out

radio access network (E-UTRAN), with eNodeB of your. Install pre-tested Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and PortaBilling.*

2

Configure

Import and activate SIM cards. Create and define products. Bundle services and/or allow for “à la carte” products.

3

Provision

Provision customers in PortaBilling. Real-time authorization reserves funds and locks quota volume enabling multiple concurrent sessions/services.

4

Get paid

Self-care portal allows customers to check their statistics, order additional products and top-up prepaid service wallets

What makes our PortaOne solutions special?

Act fast!

The world is moving fast and future trends demand up-to-date technologies

There are many real-world applications which will benefit immensely from 5G networks: self-driving cars, manufacturing, virtual reality (VR) and IoT (Internet of Things) services, which offer more chances to expand and increase revenues. Get started now with the billing solution for your 4G/LTE and 5G networks.

Whether currently operating within the 4G/LTE realm, or considering moving to 5G, CSPs and ISPs need converged charging systems with real-time decision capabilities.

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