NICE, France, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At TM Forum's Management World 2013, Amdocs (DOX), the leading provider of customer experience systems and services, today announced the industry's first complete, virtualized network control offering. The new virtualized deployment options for Amdocs' suite of network control products enable service providers to accelerate the introduction of new services while taking full advantage of standard off-the-shelf hardware to reduce costs. The virtualization solution will be supported on key Amdocs network control products widely deployed today, including Amdocs Policy Controller (PCRF), Amdocs Home Subscriber Server, and Amdocs Subscriber Data Broker.
Amdocs' modular, virtualized environments offer service providers improved elasticity around performance and scalability at a lower cost by breaking the traditional linkage between function and hardware. This virtualized environment – characterized by distributed software architecture, self-contained application clusters with no scale limitations, and no dependency on centralized session/state storage – also enables easy expansion, operation and in-service upgrades.
In addition to these key benefits around performance and scalability, Amdocs' virtualized network control solutions will enhance service agility, allowing for rapid introduction of services that can be targeted at specific subscribers and/or geographies (such as enterprise, mobile virtual network operator and machine-to-machine) including dynamic quality of service on demand. Consistent with Amdocs' approach, these products offer multi-network support and extensive interoperability with network elements, enabling ease of deployment in mixed vendor heterogeneous network (HetNet) environments.
"Control plane applications, such as policy servers, subscriber databases, and IMS, will be among the first virtualized 4G core functions to be implemented in commercial mobile networks," said Gabriel Brown, senior analyst at Heavy Reading. "By starting with the control plane, operators are able to establish new architectures and networking models that will incorporate more virtualized applications in the future, and in time play a role in broader telecom cloud and software-defined network strategies."
"As part of the first complete virtualized network control plane suites to reach the market, our elastic policy control solution will drive down ongoing costs and enable faster time to market for new service offerings," said Rebecca Prudhomme, Amdocs vice president for product and solutions marketing. "Following the introduction of Amdocs Elastic Online Charging and certification of our Customer Experience Systems portfolio on VMware as part of our latest CES 9 release, this announcement extends our plans to continue to invest in virtualizing our solutions in order to extend these benefits to our customers."
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For more than 30 years, Amdocs has ensured service providers' success and embraced their biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service providers rely on Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data explosion, stay ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency. The global company uniquely combines a market-leading BSS, OSS and network control product portfolio with value-driven professional services and managed services operations. With revenue of $3.2 billion in fiscal 2012, Amdocs and its 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 60 countries.
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This press release includes information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Amdocs' growth and business results in future quarters. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be obtained or that any deviations will not be material. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions, Amdocs' ability to grow in the business markets that it serves, Amdocs' ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, adverse effects of market competition, rapid technological shifts that may render the Company's products and services obsolete, potential loss of a major customer, our ability to develop long-term relationships with our customers, and risks associated with operating businesses in the international market. Amdocs may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future; however, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These and other risks are discussed at greater length in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012 filed on December 11, 2012 and our Form 6-K furnished for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 on February 12, 2013.
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