Time Warner taps Portal Software for open access
Time Warner Cable has licensed Portal Software Inc.'s Infranet customer management and billing platform to support multiple ISP choice and usage- and value-based billing of its broadband cable services.
With Portal's Infranet, Time Warner Cable can segment a single installation of Infranet into multiple "brands," each supporting its own subscriber management, pricing structure and business rules while giving each of its retail ISPs control and security over its data. In addition, the flexibility of Infranet allows integration with Time Warner's existing software infrastructure, which supports analog video services.
Portal's Infranet platform allows service providers to implement new business models by enabling multiple value-added services, specialized pricing plans, and promotions that can be adjusted immediately based on market or competitive demands.