Primal Technologies announced today that the Primal Online Charging Service (OCS) has been commercially deployed with Appalachian Wireless, an East Kentucky Network company, providing their Forward-Pay subscribers with innovative monthly plans.
The Primal Converged OCS includes a variety of Unlimited and Limited Forward-Pay packages and tracks Voice, SMS, and Data usage in real-time. The Forward-Pay plans implemented on the Primal OCS allowed Appalachian Wireless to offer the same set of centralized, flexible monthly plans to all their Forward-Pay subscribers regardless of whether subscribers devices were registered on their native VoLTE network and/or Verizon LRA VoLTE network.
“Although Primal Technologies OCS is an “off-the-shelf” service, it was implemented in the Appalachian Wireless network with various network access and subscriber convenience customizations to achieve the maximum benefit and flexibility for Appalachian Wireless and their Forward-Pay subscribers” remarked Greg Carlson, Director Sales and Business Development at Primal Technologies.
“Primal Technologies worked professionally and expeditiously to implement Appalachian's required rate plans and also worked closely with our IT team to also support our data throttling Use Cases with different EPC vendors within our VoLTE network, while also being able to throttle devices on the LRA VoLTE network as required” says Jonathan Bradford, Information Technology Manager at Appalachian Wireless.
The Primal OCS is also deployed together with other Primal VAS including Apple iPhone Visual Voicemail, native Samsung Visual Voicemail, SMSC, IP-SM-GW, OTA and iHLR.
“Primal Technologies also provided us with a set of powerful REST APIs such that Forward-Pay subscribers could login into the Appalachian Wireless-developed web portal and select the Forward-Pay plan and/or Data “Add on” that met their needs. Subscribers can also top-up their accounts via a PCI compliant credit card interface, and see their plan usage. Primal also extended a Voicemail REST API so that subscribers could manage and review their voice messages on the Primal Voicemail from the same portal” commented Lloyd Stacy, Senior Software Developer at Appalachian Wireless.
“Primal Technologies looks forward to continuing our relationship with Appalachian Wireless and other customers to offer industry-leading Primal OCS features to their Forward-Pay / Advance Pay and Prepaid subscribers with a variety of Unlimited, Limited plans, Promotions, “Add-Ons” and Subscriber convenience features including WWW Responsive Self-Care, IVR, and USSD together with leading edge features such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Google Integration” stated Michael Conway, VP of Sales at Primal Technologies.
About Primal Technologies Inc.
Primal Technologies has been providing Enhanced Services for the wireless and broadband industry from offices in North America, Africa and Asia. Primal provides one of the most customizable and scalable architectures which allows network operators to monetize their 2G/3G/4G and 5G network infrastructure with an industry leading Online Charging Service / 5G CHF. Operators are also looking for scalable NFV services that can also be bundled together including an SMSC/IP-SM-GW, MMS Server, native Android/iPhone Visual VM, EIR, and PCRF, which can all be easily deployed within their NFV or Containerized Data Centers. Primal Technologies offers a turnkey OCS/CHF + VAS offering for greenfield Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), or alternatively component solutions for existing MNOs. Primal Technologies also develops several custom services per year to a broad range of Landline/VoIP and Mobile Network Operators.
About EAST KENTUCKY NETWORK, LLC D/B/A APPALACHIAN WIRELESS:
East Kentucky Network, LLC d/b/a Appalachian Wireless (EKN) was established in 1990 and is a major regional wireless carrier serving twenty-five counties in eastern Kentucky, two counties in Virginia and one county in West Virginia. EKN is headquartered in Ivel, Kentucky and has approximately 200 employees, 300+ cell sites, and a 400-mile redundant fiber ring that connects it with its five owners/members, each of which has been a telecommunications service provider in the region for more than 60 years. EKN recently completed construction of a state-of-the-art, Tier III data center, and EKN's fiber network extends over 7,500 combined fiber miles, with transport capabilities to Chicago, Ashburn, and soon, Atlanta.