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ANNOUNCEMENT: Oracle Communications Service Broker Released (Doc ID 1385100.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 19, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Service Broker - Version to [Release 6.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Oracle Communications Global Business Unit (CGBU) is announcing the release of Oracle Communications Service Broker
This release of Service Broker includes five different sub-products, each targeting
different solution scenarios:
  •  Service Controller
  •  Policy Controller
  •  Online Mediation Controller
  •  Social Voice Communicator
  •  Virtual Private Network
Service Controller contains all the features originally included in release 5.0.1 of
Service Broker, whereas the other four sub-products leverage basic Service Broker
functionality, each targeting different solution use cases.
Oracle Communication Policy Controller (OCPC) is a second generation, 3GPP Release 9 standard compliant Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF). Relying on extremely flexible embedded rule engine, Policy Controller negotiates with multiple information resources such as user profile, session information and charging information to apply wide range of real time policies. Through the support for QoS control, bandwidth management, usage control and charging control, Policy Controller enables CSPs to support any kind of policy and charging control scenario to guarantee best user experience while ensuring optimized network resources utilization.
Policy Controller includes a graphical web-based interface, the Policy Designer, which enables CSPs to react immediately to market changes and new business requirements. It provides a comprehensive environment that enables CSPs to easily manage policy profiles, and create and edit policy and charging control rules.
Key features:
  •  Second generation, 3GPP Release 9 compliant PCRF
  •  Out of the box support for policy and charging control interfaces: Gx, Rx, Sp, Gxx and s9
  •  Integration with OCBRM for charging aware policies
  •  Built-in rule engine with an extreme flexibility of negotiating multiple information resources and making policy and charging control decisions.
  •  Out of the box support for a wide range of policy control mechanisms such as Policy Events Triggering, Predefined and Dynamic Rules, Time of Day Procedures and so on
  •  Policy Designer, a graphical web-based interface for policy rule authoring
  •  Onboard pluggable Subscriber Profile Repository (SPR) and support of the Sp interface to an external SPR
Oracle Communications Online Mediation Controller (OCMC) is a unified network connectivity layer for Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (OCBRM) and third party Online Charging Systems (OCSs). It acts as OCBRM front-end, mediating wide range of network charging and accounting interfaces into a unified interface towards OCBRM/OCS. Online Mediation Controller has a rich set of charging applications enriching OCBRM-based online charging solution beyond pure rating and balance management. It enables charging continuity, user interaction, Web Services (WS) integration and more. Online Mediation Controller augments OCBRM/OCS functionality with advanced  plug and play charging capabilities like spend limits, advice of charge, Home Zones, and enables the orchestration of charging server like OCBRM together with those applications or any other application.
Key features:
  • OCBRM unified network connectivity and mediation layer
  • Productized integration with OCBRM
  • Out of the box support for a wide range of network charging interfaces including Diameter/Ro (Gy) and RADIUS.
  • Voice, SMS and session redirection-based user interaction
  • Service and charging continuity through OCS failover and degraded mode
  • Web service integration
  • Top-up and balance enquiry WS interfaces
  • AVPs/parameters manipulation engine
  • Event notification framework
Positioned between the application layer and the session control layer, Oracle Communications Service Controller (OCSC) controls service delivery for sessions executed in the network, providing protocol mediation and service orchestration. Using Service Controller, applications such as Service Control Points (SCPs) and SIP application servers, gain access to and control of sessions running in session control layers in different network domains. For example, the Service Controller NG-IN solution implements stateful mediation between SIP application server and Mobile Switching Centers (MSCs) in the legacy network, providing SIP application servers control of calls executed in the MSC.
Service Controller can also invoke two or more applications, combining and delivering multiple services to sessions in the network. The Service Controller supports mixed orchestration of SIP-based and IN-based applications, supporting orchestration logic which routes a session through a number of applications, invoking the applications in a particular order, according to conditions that determine which application to invoke and in which order.
Using application orchestration, legacy IN applications can work together with new SIP applications, integrating new applications while leveraging existing ones, and enhancing service capabilities. Specifically in legacy networks, this function circumvents IN limitations that allow only one IN application to control a call or a session.
Key features:
  • Orchestration studio
  • API for TCAP Application Implementation
Oracle Communications Social Voice Communicator (OCSVC) provides an innovative way to connect friends, colleagues and families. It offers new, innovative services enabling carriers to compete with alternative communication providers. Social Voice Communicator is built upon (and requires a license for) Oracle Communications Service Controller, bringing the strength of the Service Controller such as high availability, service orchestration for integration, extension and interaction with other services, support for any kind of telecom network etc.
Key features:
  • Social Circles including functionality such as one number service, intelligent phone routing, click to dial, and identification presentation (CLIP)
  • Social Voice including functionality such as group number, sequential and parallel forking, and group member management
  •  Social Voicemail including functionality to share and manage voice messages on the web
  •  Customization and control features such as an open WS API, portal building blocks, personalized profile, user profile provisioning, and bulk provisioning
Oracle Communications Virtual Private Network (OCVPN) provides a web converged VPN service built on a new, horizontal IT infrastructure moving beyond any existing VPN service by supporting multiple terminals/networks, orchestration with other services, and an open WS API for integration. Virtual Private Network is built upon (and requires a license for) Oracle Communications Service Controller bringing the strength of the Service Controller such as high availability, service orchestration for integration, extension and interaction with other services, support for any kind of telecom network etc.
Key features:
  • Private numbering plan including functionality such as short code dialing, forced OnNet, dialing with or without escape code, wildcard numbering, and exclusion lists
  • Differential charging including functionality such as dual invoicing, support for both online and offline charging (Diameter Ro/Rf), and discerning 9 different call types
  • Group and profiles including functionality such as N-level user groups, call control rules, and working time settings
  • Customization and control features such as an open WS API, portal building blocks, personalize group and user profile, VPN enterprise provisioning, and bulk provisioning


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