Today it was announced that Aircel selected Intec (LSE: ITL), a global provider of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS), to supply and implement its fully convergent service mediation solution. Aircel will deploy Intec’s Total Service Mediation platform to support its pan-Indian expansion and business transformation strategy; the system will be implemented by Wipro, who are the systems integrator for the project.
By selecting Intec’s Total Service Mediation solution, Aircel will benefit from Intec’s proven, fully convergent, high volume post-event and active mediation process management capabilities, to support the market-critical expansion of its next generation services. Aircel will use the technology to gather, process, validate and distribute usage data from its network in real-time. Using Intec’s Total Service Mediation solution, Aircel will be able to implement its own business rules for mediation processing, enabling the company to rapidly launch new products and services that are essential to capture a wider share of the market and support its medium to longer-term growth objectives.
“We consider Intec a vital technology partner to support our expansion and business transformation strategy,” commented Ravinder Jain, CIO, Aircel. “Intec’s technology, experience and capabilities will help us seamlessly upgrade our mediation platform at a time when we’re launching market-critical products and services, to our rapidly growing customer base.”
“As Indian telecom subscriber growth rates accelerate and more new services are launched, operators need a technically superior mediation solution that can reliably cope with both substantial traffic volumes and the rapid launch of often complex new services,” added Graeme Paynter, Intec VP for Asia Pacific. “Intec’s convergent solutions are proven in many of the world’slargest carriers, supporting hundreds of millions of events every day. We wholeheartedly support Aircel’s ambitious growth plans and look forward to working with the Aircel team to help deliver the competitive edge they need to succeed.”
The Aircel Group, one of the fastest growing telecoms companies in India, is a joint venture between Maxis Communications Berhad of Malaysia and Apollo Hospital Enterprise Ltd of India, with Maxis Communications holding a majority stake of 74%.
Aircel commenced operations in 1999 and became the leading mobile operator in Tamil Nadu within 18 months. In December 2003, it launched commercially in Chennai and quickly established itself as a market leader – a position it has held since.
Aircel began its outward expansion in 2005 and met with unprecedented success in the Eastern frontier circles. It emerged a market leader in Assam and in the North Eastern provinces within 18 months of operations. During this period, the company gained a foothold in 9 circles including Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Assam, North East, Orissa, Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal.
The Company has currently gained a momentum in the telecom space in India post the allocation of additional spectrum by the Department of Telecom, Govt. of India for 13 new circles across India.
These include Delhi (Metro), Mumbai (Metro), Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Goa, Rajasthan, Punjab, UP (West) and UP (East).
Aircel has won many awards and recognitions. Voice and Data gave Aircel the highest rating for overall customer satisfaction and network quality in 2006. Aircel emerged as the top mid-size utility company in Businessworld’s ‘List of Best Mid-Size Companies’ in 2007. Additionally, Tele.net recognized Aircel as the best regional operator in 2008.
With over 10 million customers in the country, Aircel revved up plans to become a full-fledged national operator by 2009.
About Wipro Infotech
Wipro Infotech, a division of the USD $4.93 billion Wipro Limited, provides enterprise customers with high value Information Technology Products, Software Services, Solutions and Consulting Services in India and the Middle East. Headquartered at Bangalore, Wipro Infotech serves customers in India through a network of 22 offices and 170 service locations across the country. It also has regional offices across the Middle East serving the region.
About Wipro Ltd
Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, IT enabled services, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. Wipro’s ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange – Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.
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