At the Policy Control Conference, Amdocs announced the availability of Amdocs VoLTE Controller, a standards-based, virtualized policy control and charging rule function (PCRF) solution.
Already supporting VoLTE services at a Tier-1 North American operator, Amdocs has also been selected for policy control support of VoLTE by a European Tier-1 service provider.
By leveraging the Amdocs VoLTE Controller as a dedicated PCRF solution for VoLTE, service providers can deploy it alongside legacy PCRF systems, which can continue to support basic policy needs such as fair usage control. With VoLTE features already proven in Tier 1 networks, and further enhanced to include additional services, the Amdocs VoLTE Controller supports key IP voice requirements that go beyond guaranteed quality of service (QoS), to encompass emergency call prioritization, voice roaming with QoS assurance, voice call reliability with session geo-redundancy, and differentiated IP voice services for flexible service plan bundling and customer-specific services.
Based on the industry-proven and widely deployed Amdocs Policy Controller, this new solution can operate in a dedicated hardware environment or as a virtualized appliance, with pre-packaged services for rapid deployment in two months, and features ease of scalability to support the expected 10-fold increase in signaling that comes with VoLTE.
Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president of product and solutions marketing at Amdocs, had this to say:
This solution extends policy control for VoLTE with its extensive support for emergency call services, voice roaming and other critical voice service attributes; having a specialized PCRF solution, designed with the rigors of VoLTE in mind, is vital for operators seeking to differentiate next-generation voice services over LTE.