Optare takes part into SDP Global Summit 2013

SDPSummit_2013Optare Solutions participated into SDP Global Summit 2013 in Roma, where latest innovations have been reviewed in the Service Delivery Platforms (SDP) concept. This concept has been reinvented to include new services and raising technologies: APIs creation and management, cloud services monetization, Rich Communications Services creation and evolution, webRTC, and the role of SDPs in the new M2M initiatives.
Our participation in the event was focused on the presentation of a demo case in the webRTC workshop organized by Oracle where we shown a webRTC based on the integration of Oracle Communications Converged Application Server (OCCAS), Oracle’s Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director (ASC) y Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper (OCSG) using the Sippo Communicator from Quobis as webRTC client.
webRTC is an emerging standard that allows any device or browser to establish real time communications (RTC): voice calls, video chat, texting or file sharing. This is made defining simple interfaces (APIs) avoiding users to download plugins or third parties software.
With the objective of showing how a CSP can use this technology, that some people feel like a threat for the telecoms traditional business,the demo shown the following functionalities:

  • Web user authentication using CSP clientID credentials but without sharing it with third parties (OAuth)
  • Real time credit balance reservation for making a call
  • Payment validation using SMS
  • webRTC services: audio and video
  • Real time credit query during the call

Optare Solutions, aware of CSPs needs on new opportunities on SDPs operating models and the threat from OTTs is working, from its Network Applications operational unit, with the Oracle Communications SDPs to deliver high quality and specialized training, professional services and “turn-key” projects.
This summit has been also a good opportunity to discover the new webRTC Solutions that Oracle will launch to market in a few weeks, that was shown for first time during the event. This promising solution brings the enterprise network capabilities to the web, in order that CSPs and business work together to cover expectations from final users, and allow any time, any place communications, within any application, device or network.
Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller is based on technologies from Oracle Communications Converged Application Server and Oracle’s Acme Packet Net-Net Session Director, the same applications used on Optare’s demo but with some new functionalities never seen before:

  • webRTC session restore, due to signal lost, browser restarts, network congestion or a user changing from one device to other during communication.
  • Different user authentication options, based on the web (OAuth) or in traditional CSPs authentication methods.
  • From a network perspective, prevent network or infrastructure overload, prevent DOS attacks, traffic prioritization to maintain an optimized QoS, and efficient password management.

We also had the opportunity to do some networking and discuss on some relevant questions about the CSP market with vendors and CSPs and talk about the next challenges that Optare Solutions will face on the SDPs area that will be related with services like Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) or Mobile Policy Controller.
If you are interested in more information about webRTC solutionsDCBMobile Policy Controller or APIs exposure, don’t hesitate to contact us at optare@optaresolutions.com