The part I found most enjoyable was our interactive pre-event workshop on ‘How to Successfully Integrate Policy Control and Real Time Charging?’ There, over a dozen of Core Engineering Managers and Emerging Technology Specialists from mostly operator organizations, discussed how to choose and implement a 3GPP R11 based policy control solution.Everyone seemed to be in agreement that by integrating granular traffic detection and analytics with usage and content-aware charging capabilities, operators can evolve their existing prepaid environments and introduce new, personalized mobile charging models, such as tiered service plans, over-the-top (OTT) application-based pricing, on-demand bandwidth (turbo boost) for applications such as streaming video, and per-application, time-based pricing, AKA off-peak “happy hour”.The workshop was focused on practical solutions for those planning to integrate Policy Control and Real Time Charging. The second half was particularly hands-on, when participants were divided into groups, and needed to piece together message flows for real real-world use-cases, using the 3GPP R11 architecture.

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In the picture: Eyal Yaron revealing the answer to one of the message-flow exercises. 

We wanted to thank all of you who attended the workshop, and for those who didn’t, we invite you to book an in-house workshop for your organization.If you aren’t meeting us at CTIA Wireless , we hope to see you at the LTE World Summit !