Visiting with colleagues and friends at industry events is always productive and enlightening. Meeting with customers in person presents not only an opportunity to showcase our latest technologies but more importantly, to hear from the people who use our products every day. This valuable feedback inspires our innovation and helps us to create critical tools to help broadband operators better prepare for what is the one of most stimulating data growth periods in history. Indeed, it was customer input that prompted development of our ACS WiFi Insider to address to the overwhelming challenge of managing household device topography and data usage behaviors.
Most recently, the NCTC Winter Educational Conference in Atlanta provided the perfect environment to generate ideas for creating solutions to some of the industry’s most significant challenges. Specifically, we heard loud and clear that operators are looking for new ways to provide a quality of experience and to increase revenue. To this end, OpenVault’s latest products are designed to help operators understand their subscribers’ growing usage and needs to help provide an optimal user environment while enabling them to optimize market opportunities.
OpenVault CEO Mark Trudeau discussed ways to monetize data growth during WEC’s panel Bring the Blitz: Broadband Pricing and Packaging Plays that Work. Mark and other industry leaders talked about how new approaches, including Usage Based Billing, can help operators capitalize on opportunities to create new revenue streams as data usage grows. Mark shared an OpenVault Case Study describing how a current customer used our Rating and Charging platform and our Revenue Accelerator module to monetize the growing demand on their broadband network.
In addition to bringing new technologies to market and sharing thought leadership insights at WEC, OpenVault launched OV Cares, an initiative to positively impact the needy in the communities where we work, travel through and do business in, including Atlanta. Struck by the collective value to non-profits and the needy of unused personal care items business travelers leave behind every day, OpenVault encouraged WEC attendees and exhibitors to donate their unused, travel-sized personal hygiene items to benefit the Jerusalem House, an organization that provides homeless and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS with a continuum of housing options, supportive services, and educational opportunities. OpenVault thanks all of those who stopped by to support and donate to help make the drive a success and provide critical items for those in need.
As a company that works and travels around the world to provide broadband solutions for operators globally, with recent expansions in Germany, Cyprus and Ecuador, OpenVault is positioning OV Cares as a wide-reaching opportunity to positively impact those in need around the world. To this end, OV Cares is an extension of the OpenVault culture that values collaboration with our colleagues and customers to improve and innovate the world around all of us.