Protecting Revenue by Preventing Loss of Billing Data: Cisco Persistent Storage Device for the Cisco Gateway GPRS Support Node
Used for billing and resolving disputes
Volume tariffs for wireless data services such as General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) or Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) average $2 to $4 per megabyte. Therefore, an outage to a single Cisco GGSN can result in as much as $80,000 in revenue loss per hour. As operators start to offer higher-margin services such as multimedia services and streaming download, the financial impact of CDR loss will increase.
Traditional approaches to CDR storage fail to meet mobile operators’ business requirements. A backup BMA device is effective if the primary BMA device fails, but not if the link to the Cisco GGSN fails. And purchasing another server adds unnecessary capital expense because the operator is paying for server logic when it only needs storage.