Fueled by its 2020 acquisition of Openet, Amdocs is carving out a new angle on a persistent challenge: the 5G “value plane.” Amdocs’ focus on the vital role of policy and charging in enabling 5G monetization is a differentiator.
Amdocs is a leader in the revenue management market. The company has done an effective job of organizing its end-to-end suite of customer and revenue management assets within C&CS, Monetization Suite, and INS, underpinned by a long and expanding focus on AI and data that increasingly focus on 5G-related capabilities, such as those enabled by the network data analytics function (NWDAF). Amdocs’ packaging of policy, convergent charging, and real-time catalog solutions into an offering that serves the ‘5G value plane’ represents a point of potential differentiation in a market, which is now replete with a host of vendors calling out their 5G monetization credentials.
Amdocs continues to focus on the cloud-native approach, underpinning the entire CES21 portfolio, including moving to a regular cadence of updates rather than a major update every year. The company offers a strong services approach, enabling operators to modernize their environments in a way that allows them to simultaneously monetize their investment in legacy platforms that will remain in place over a long transitional period.