The server will host Vimpelcom's Black & White List phone call manager, a service that enables customers to block or allow incoming calls from select telephone numbers. Moving forward, the open-standards functionality of Oracle Communications Converged Application Server is designed to provide VimpelCom the freedom to customize and control its services portfolio by either creating its own new services, or deploying solutions from other vendors.
Oracle says VimpelCom can achieve economy of scale by developing and deploying services on a single, unified platform, and then re-using those services across multiple networks, whether Web domain, mobile, broadband, fixed or next-generation 4G LTE networks. The solution enables VimpelCom to reduce total cost of ownership by providing a highly scalable, high performance service environment without limitations on services or number of subscribers.
Oracle says the geographically redundant architecture of the server eliminates the risk of service outages from single points of failure, which can be caused by unforeseen natural disasters or equipment failures.
“We required a solution that would allow us to speed up service innovation and diversity. With Oracle Communications Converged Application Server we can add new features and extensions to existing communication services, such as the Black & White phone call manager, at any time and from any vendor, giving us the freedom to choose what we think will work best for our customers," said Andrey Klimov, head of service network development department, VimpelCom.