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Radius – Diameter Mediation
BRM is an essential tool for automating the business processes related to providing subscribers with access to broadband services, real-time traffic charging and real-time QoS management. In addition, BRM prevents subscribers who have run out of funds from using services, helping avoid receivables growth.

BRM aims to address complex technical tasks, including subscriber authentication and service authorization using the functionality provided by network equipment and usage accounting using a billing system. What makes these tasks so challenging is the variety of access equipment that an AAA server has to deal with. BRM interoperates with equipment from leading vendors, such as Cisco, ZTE, Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper, Huawei an Ericsson, and fully meets the requirements for AAA servers. BRM is an optimal choice for broadband service providers who are using or are going to use a billing system from Peter-Service.

Benefits

FAILOVER PROTECTION

Multiple concurrent BRM servers with synchronization between them

REDUNDANCY

Backup BRT and GUP servers ready to takeover if the main ones fail

SERVICE CONTINUITY

The parameters of active sessions and subscriber profiles can be set without restarting the service

INTEROPERABILITY

Interoperability with multiple RADIUS clients (from various vendors); statistics collection and management over the SNMP protocol

MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

Running on Win 32/64 and RH Linux 5 or 6

OFFLINE MODE

Running offline and generating CDR files when no BRT or GUP server is available

Features

  • Receiving requests from access control and equipment management devices over the RADIUS protocol
  • Logical session management based on subscriber profile parameters; adjusting the connection speed based on the time of day or day of week
  • Session setup (connection speed or access to specific resources) based on subscriber profile parameters
  • Control over the use of a session duration or traffic volume quota, including separate charging for inbound and outbound traffic
  • Limiting the number of subscriber sessions: it is possible to limit the number of connections under the same login or allow the subscriber to exceed the limit for an extra charge
  • Quota requests and traffic accounting using the Diameter protocol, an extension of RADIUS for more flexible service charging
  • Subscriber authentication, including support for encrypted passwords
  • Generating CDR (Call Data Record) files with information about the resources a subscriber has used for charging purposes; such files are used when the credit control server is unavailable
  • Real-time access equipment management: during a session, a subscriber can increase the connection speed by enabling a special option in the self-service system (this option is known as “turbo button”)
  • Getting real-time notifications of subscriber profile changes (after the subscriber changes the rate plan or connection speed in the self-service system)