OpenVault Introduces HSD MicroCaps to Help MSOs Optimize Peak Period Usage and Manage Congestion

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Platform helps service providers save up to 50% on infrastructure costs when expanding DOCSIS HSD network capacity

The MicroCaps platform will let our MSO customers achieve immediate results, get out of firefighting mode and take an engineered approach to network upgrades that benefit all their subscribers.

OpenVault, the leading provider of easy-to-use tools to help Multiple System Operators (MSOs) increase revenues, reduce costs and manage growth, is today launching a platform which tracks high-speed data (HSD) use within “micro” timeframes, allowing MSOs to establish micro HSD caps and giving them the ability to enforce bandwidth management policies automatically and without new hardware.

Immediately Reduce Capital Expenses
MSOs currently spend a significant portion of their budgets on expanding the capacity of their HSD networks solely to accommodate bandwidth consumed during peak times. What’s more, studies have shown that 1 percent of subscribers generate up to 40 percent of peak period usage.

OpenVault’s HSD MicroCaps identifies those subscribers in real-time and automatically enforces policies to manage, but not cut off, their bandwidth. This drastically balances peak usage spikes and reduces or defers the need to increase network capacity.

Increase Subscriber Satisfaction
Automatically reducing the impact these excessive users have on the network greatly improves the experience for the rest of the subscriber base. Enforcing this balance adheres to typical acceptable use policies that recognize HSD services as a shared resource.

“While monthly usage caps have some effect on congestion by limiting the impact of the biggest users, caps for peak hours can produce much better results in terms of overall service levels and cost avoidance,” said OpenVault’s CEO, Mark Trudeau. “The MicroCaps platform will let our MSO customers achieve immediate results, get out of firefighting mode and take an engineered approach to network upgrades that benefit all their subscribers.”

No Additional Hardware Required
OpenVault’s solution requires no hardware to be deployed within the operator’s network. The entire solution is cloud-based, from the data collection and analytics to the bandwidth management policy enforcement.

About OpenVault
OpenVault helps MSOs better manage their networks, saving time and costs while increasing revenue and subscriber satisfaction. Network operators use OpenVault’s easy-to-use tools to dramatically improve visibility into their networks and to automate management functions to proactively handle congestion, ensuring capacity is available for all subscribers. The solution is offered on a pay-as-you-go basis, allowing service providers to immediately realize benefits without large up-front costs. For more information, please visit http://www.openvault.com.

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