Increasing revenues and maintaining loyalty is what communications service provider business is all about. In a market with no potential for subscriber base growth, service providers have no choice but to retain subscribers and try to boost ARPUs with exciting offers.
CRIS enables a group of subscribers, who may be members of the same family, friends or colleagues, to share a prepaid package of services.
With the flexible limit management policies that CRIS implements, subscribers can control their service usage; as to the communications service provider, it gets additional revenue by selling larger service packages.
Case 1: Flexible Spending Management within a Group
A subscriber activates a service package, which includes 10 GB of data, 500 call minutes and 100 short messages, for his or her family members for one month. The subscriber can set a usage limit for each group member; for example, internet usage for the kids may be limited to 2 GB; the parents may get unlimited internet access; the wife or husband of the subscriber may get 300 call minutes.
Case 2: Spending Management with Multiple Devices
A subscriber has multiple SIM-enabled devices, including a smartphone, tablet and IP camera. The subscriber uses the self-service platform to create a group based on his or her devices (SIM cards) and distributes his or her service package between them: call minutes and SMS are assigned to the smartphone; the data limit is shared by the tablet and the camera.
Case 3: Small Businesses (SOHO)
A subscriber is a small business owner (several vending machines selling sodas and chocolates). CRIS allows the subscriber to optimize his or her spending by purchasing one data package for all of his or her devices instead of several separate packages for each of them.
Quick time-to-market is achieved through integration with service and self-service systems via an open API
Horizontal scalability and redundancy across geographically distributed sites
The product utilizes the capacity of multiprocessor hardware effectively, helping the service provider reduce its OpEx
RHELx86_64-based implementation helps reduce hardware costs