SmarTone-Vodafone, a mobile services company in Hong Kong, has deployed Ellacoya Networks‘ deep-packet inspection (DPI) products to enable the management of application quotas and service plans based on megabytes or minutes.
Ellacoya has added specialized support for mobile wireless networks within its IP Service Control System product line. The new functionality provides mobile operators with enhanced data management capabilities to support the increasing demand for IP services on mobile devices and the migration to third generation (3G) access speeds.
Integrated with the mobile operator’s operations support system (OSS) through Ellacoya’s application programming interface (API), the system enables quota-based service delivery and billing on a per-application and per-subscriber basis as well an enhanced structure for service plan tiers.
The Ellacoya mobile broadband solution enables application usage (e.g., video streaming, gaming, etc.) measurement by megabytes or by minutes, active notification of quota limits and the ability to upgrade/extend service in real-time. Its quota management functionality detects applications, keeps track of usage per-application and works with the service provider’s OSS to apply quotas based on the specific subscriber’s service plan.