Veraz will be offering a joint prepaid wholesale settlement/billing solution in partnership with Comarch. Prepaid wholesale must be gaining traction given the current economic recession. It becomes a requirement for carriers looking to offer service to those carriers that would not pass the necessary credit checks for a post-paid account. Pre-paid billing is also attractive to the wholesale carrierâ€™s customers as a way to manage their interconnection costs.
According to Veraz, there has been a fairly limited deployment of carrier pre-paid billing systems, mainly because of the expense and complexity of traditional IN SCP based solutions. Those are some of the technical challenges that the vendor solves.
Veraz is also able to offer the prepaid wholesale billing solution as part of its IPX offering. Verazâ€™s SBC platform can be deployed as part of this solution.
The Veraz Service Broker provides standards compliant SIP and INAP interfaces for integration with VoIP softswitches and legacy PSTN switches. Between the Veraz Service Broker and the Comarch application the interface is DIAMETER. Comarchâ€™s billing application supports relevant OSS/BSS standards and has been deployed in tier one carriers.