Matrixx goes Beyond so CSPs can monetise IoT

  • May 26, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

BearingPoint’s Beyond subsidiary and Matrixx Software have partnered to give communications service providers (CSPs) the ability to develop, sell and monetise 5G and IoT B2B offerings in real time using a digital marketplace.

The integration of Beyond’s Infonova digital business platform with Silicon Valley-based Matrixx’s digital commerce platform will let CSPs combine connectivity and network slicing capabilities with technology such as IoT, edge and cloud, third party services, and vertical industry applications to unlock revenue and growth models.

The capabilities of 5G create opportunities for CSPs to configure and monetise their networks automatically in ways that were not previously possible. At the same time, 95% of enterprises and small to medium businesses recently surveyed believe participating in an ecosystem of partners to create and deliver advances is more promising than the 5G network technology itself.

CSPs can bring together these two worlds by integrating network offerings and revenue models with additional technologies, applications and partner services, thus co-creating products that address evolving B2B needs in the healthcare, industrial, transportation and public sector industries and beyond.

The partnership was created to enable CSPs to do that, giving them the advantage of Matrixx’s 5G monetisation capabilities integrated with Beyond’s digital ecosystem orchestration and monetisation platform.

“5G is about integrations that require CSPs to seamlessly orchestrate and monetise several technologies and partner contributions often in real time, which most IT environments cannot address today,” said Karl Whitelock, IDC research vice president. “To get the true value out of 5G, CSPs need to scale their IT to support a growing number of use cases and expanding number of partners, thereby requiring a digital ecosystem orchestration and monetisation platform to meet these needs such as that defined by the Beyond and Matrixx partnership.”

The marrying of capabilities include:

  • – dynamic real-time charging capabilities for 5G and network slicing, together with rapid packaging and pricing of connectivity with any partner’s devices, technologies and services including session-based and SLA-based charging, slice-aware charging, and charging for enterprise IT functions across partner and customer organisations.
  • – the orchestration of 5G is automated using order management and service fulfilment functionalities across any IT environment and partners’ systems via a single platform, while managing the technical dependencies between services.
  • – the joint offering helps manage and monitor partner services including self-onboarding and flexible multi-partner settlement agreements.
  • – the two companies provide customers with real-time exposure of services, utilisation and balances, and accuracy and timeliness mean their expectations are addressed, improving customer experience, accelerating time to market and reducing IT operating costs.
  • –the Infonova digital business platform and the Matrixx digital commerce platform are cloud-native, microservices based and developed with API-first architectures, facilitating integration with 4G, 5G and fixed network elements and supporting IT applications across any number of native and partner IT landscapes. This also allows CSPs to start with the most desired service and use case and scale with success.

“This partnership creates a best of both worlds scenario for CSPs looking to maximise the return on their massive 5G investments, as well as satisfy the B2B customer need to address their efficiency and growth challenges,” said Angus Ward, CEO of Beyond. “Our joint solution will give CSPs the ability to monetise their network and effectively co-create and orchestrate those essential partner ecosystems.”

Glo Gordon, CEO of Matrixx, added: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Beyond by BearingPoint to bring our partnership’s joint solution to the highly competitive CSP market. Working together, we are excited to make it possible for CSPs to offer market-winning solutions that rely on the agility and scalability of our joint, end-to-end monetisation capabilities.”

Matrixx Software is headquartered in Silicon Valley and serves many of the world’s largest operator groups, regional carriers and emerging digital service providers.

Beyond is a subsidiary of Dutch firm BearingPoint. It serves customers across Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas, spanning industries from telecommunications, media and entertainment, to tech and IT, financial and automotive.