Funded Projects

Intelligent Routing in Inter-Carrier (class 4) Operation Support Systems (OSS).

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):
Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore.
Principal Investigator (PI):
Dr. Zartash Afzal Uzmi
Project Details:
Start Date 17-Jun-2013
Duration 18 months
Budget PKR 29.88 million
Status Closed Project
Progress Report View Progress Report
Publications N/A
Thematic Area Telecommunication
Project Website http://mureekh.lums.ed
Executive Summary

An Operation Support System (OSS) is a combination of programs to facilitate a communications service provider in performing different business functions in an efficient and seamless manner. These functions include monitoring, controlling, analyzing, and configuring network components; maintaining network inventory, and provisioning services; managing customers / vendors, and sales & marketing activities; and providing technical support, handling faults and managing telephone or computer network. In the telco world Voice communication is enabled over a Softswitch Platform. A Class-5 telephone switch is primarily used to terminate local calls connecting directly with the end user. In contrast, a Class-4 Softswitch is one to which no telephones are connected directly and instead connects different network operators for voice traffic communication. Intelligent Routing Module (IRM) is to be developed and will be of carrier grade, robust and scalable Voice Switching Management Module with built-in intelligent routing algorithms to help carriers keep ahead in their business. With elaborate feature-set the IRM shall enable operators to minimize revenue leaks due to routing errors or less than optimized routing. The project developed Intelligent Routing Module (IRM) which is carrier grade, robust and scalable Voice Switching Management Module with built-in intelligent routing algorithms to help carriers keep ahead in their business. With elaborated feature-set, the IRM has enabled operators to minimize revenue leaks due to routing errors. With the help of IRM, carriers have been able to focus on expanding business without worrying about the likelihood of sending traffic through costlier routes or to ones that don’t work that well. The IRM acted as the decision support system for routing in real-time thus ensuring revenue and profit maximization, premium call quality and high availability on the system, which are essential ingredients of doing successful long distance communication business.