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Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control 5.0 - Release Announcement (Doc ID 1491155.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

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Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control
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Oracle Communications is pleased to announce the latest release of Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control (OCNCC) 5.0. This major release provides:

Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control 5.0 sets a new precedent for business agility with the enhanced control plan editor providing an intuitive workflow-based and advanced graphical representation of all service and charging control logic. Communications Service Providers (CSP) non-specialist engineers can independently create or modify revenue generating services, using the enhanced service creation environment with drag and drop configuration of proven and production ready building blocks. Ease of use and streamlined user workflows dramatically improve operational productivity resulting in even faster time to market with further reduced cost. With sophisticated navigation features to pinpoint specific service logic building blocks, the cost of operations to maintain complex services is dramatically reduced. New advanced service validation features such as connection diagnosis and logic tracing enables highly reliable services to always be  deployed with confidence further strengthening brand affinity and enhancing the customer experience.

 

The optimized software exploits the full processing capacity of multi-processor servers further increasing the already exceptional performance and scalability. Multiple instances of key processes and interfaces are run in parallel, such as connections to and from pairs of voucher and wallet servers, enabling the processing capacity of servers such as the SPARC T-Series hardware to be fully utilized. This again reduces the hardware footprint, power consumption, cost of delivery and hence total cost of ownership. Recent benchmarks demonstrate the exceptional performance with the rating and charging of 4,000 simultaneous voice calls per second from a single SPARC T4 processor. The flexible software is designed for unrestricted scalability on any future hardware evolution such as increases in clock speed, thread count, core count and processor count.

 

The release also includes a productized and business-aware upgrade process allowing fast evolution to new product innovations by shortening the time between new feature availability and operational availability. Oracle Communications Network and Control is a truly flexible and configurable product which uniquely enables a consistent and reliable upgrade process between product versions minimizing time, cost, risk and specialist consulting knowledge. CSPs can confidently deploy new features with a predictable upgrade process without jeopardizing the customer experience or revenue streams. Freeze periods are limited to single night intervention windows allowing normal business process to continue during business hours thus maintaining complete service availability.

 

5.0.0.1 (Intrepid Patchset 1)

Oracle Communications is pleased to announce general availability of Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control 5.0.0.1. This patchset release further enhances the intuitive control plan editor with continuous service validation features enabling reduced operational expenditure and faster time to market.

The control plan editor provides a drag and drop service configuration environment that can be used by non-specialist personnel of communications service providers to rapidly and confidently deliver innovative services. With intelligent and continuous service validation, reliability is automatically built into every phase of the service creation lifecycle, providing valuable additional support for the less experienced user.

5.0.0.2 (Intrepid Patchset 2)

This is primarily a bugfix release with some minor functional and performance enhancements.

5.0.1.0 (Luna)

Oracle Communications is pleased to announce general availability of Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control 5.0.1.0. This new version is a Maintenance Release, and therefore is a bug fix release, but also brings new functionality into the product.

Among others, it introduces a new NCC CAP version 3 GPRS Control Agent that translates between CAP 3 GPRS messages and internal INAP operations and further enhances the existing BRM Charging Driver. Other areas enhanced by this release are : EDRs, ACS Profile tags, DCA, DCD, OSD, SMPP, CPE, ACS Feature Nodes, Provisioning Interface, SCA, Messaging Manager, SDK, etc.

The complete list and description of those new features and a Bug fixes is available in the Release notes.

note : see the following article for a list of common acronyms : OCNCC Glossary Reference Guide - Acronyms and Definitions of Terms [ID 1254366.1]

 

Actions

Only customers with direct Oracle Premier Support Contracts have the right to upgrade.  See the Oracle Global Contacts website for Sales contact details.

Product Download

Updated documentation and packages are available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.  See Document 1341844.1 for detailed instructions on accessing the Documentation Media Pack (includes release notes).  Existing customers can upgrade to the new release by downloading and applying the patch set available through Oracle support.

Customers migrating from legacy platform versions should contact Support before attempting upgrade.  In many case it will be recommended that consulting is involved to design and end-to-end upgrade plan. Consulting contact details can be found through the Oracle Global Contacts site.

 

Patch Set Information

Patch Set information can be found on the following document:

Release Schedule of Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control 5.0 Patch Sets [ID 1503663.1]

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 5.0.0.1 (Intrepid Patchset 1)
 5.0.0.2 (Intrepid Patchset 2)
 5.0.1.0 (Luna)
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