ServiceFactory’s Orbyte™ system is a complete production system for wireless service delivery (WiFi, WiMAX). The system includes a wide set of subscriber payments as postpaid, prepaid, per minute/byte and flat rate. It also offers temporary access to visitors with payment through credit card or SMS. The Orbyte™ system is designed for bundling of wireless services with e.g. 3G and 4G mobile broadband subscriptions including one credit control and one user identity.
The Orbyte™ system is a carrier-grade proven, highly scalable service and access management system for mobile network operators and service providers. The end-to-end system allows network operators to rapidly deploy and manage large networks with advanced features for subscriber authentication, accounting and service management. Services can be designed and rolled out in short time as the system presents the operator with a business oriented view on subscribers, products and services. A clean separation between end-customers, venue owners, infrastructure owners and operators also allows configuration and deployment of virtual operators.
One of the most significant features of Orbyte™ is how the system defines subscriber access services. Each service is defined with a set of parameters providing the operator an optimal degree of freedom to create offerings. Parameters include:
- Type of authentication and terminal
- Access policy
- Resource management with usage control and cap
- Rating and pricing
- Types of payment
Orbyte™ is based on a modular three layer architecture including a centralized service management system, an authentication, policy decision and roaming system, and access gateways. The modular architecture in combination with open interfaces makes it easy to integrate the system with the operators’ existing infrastructure such as customer management systems, legacy authentication frameworks and third party access controllers.
The Orbyte™ Service Management system is the central part of the Orbyte™ system. It is a feature-rich, customer and service provisioning system including accounting and usage statistics.
The Authentication, Policy Decision and Roaming System handles all authentication requests from access gateways and makes policy decision based on credentials, service selection, location and – in the case of pre-paid solutions – amount of resources left. This system integrates with 3GPP core, external prepaid and with roaming partners.
The Orbyte™ Access Gateways (OAG) consist of a line of turnkey, high performance gateways for wireless access control with models supporting from very small hotspots to access environments with thousands of concurrent sessions.
The system can be deployed in a centralized or decentralized configuration depending on existing infrastructure architecture and scaling parameters.