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Azure To Co-Present Billing Performance And Revenue Assurance Benchmarking Workshop


Azure joins the Global Billing Association at Billing OSS & BSS Latin America 2005

Carlos Javier Cué G.
VP Sales Latin America
Azure Solutions (www.azuresolutions.com)

Azure is the world's leading revenue assurance company, providing more than 70 global communication service providers with solutions that increase revenue, decrease costs and improve margins. It offers the industry's most complete RA portfolio consisting of current and next-generation solutions that include end-to-end revenue assurance, interconnect billing, international settlements, security and fraud management, mediation management, event integrity and route optimization. Azure is headquartered in London, with offices across Europe, Asia and the United States, including an office in Mexico.

Benchmarking Billing Performance and Revenue Assurance expert Carlos Javier Cué G. joins David Smith, managing director of ABIS and director of Global Billing Association (GBA), and Laslzo Harsanyl, director of billing and CRM for MATAV, will present the findings from benchmarking studies conducted by GBA and Azure at a workshop being held in Rio de Janeiro on August 22nd. The seminar will outline the practical benefits of benchmarking and how results can be used to help drive change and improvement in revenue assurance programs. During a follow-on Round Table discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss current problems and potential solutions with the presenters and other delegates.

As part of his presentation, Azure's Cué will provide an overview from Azure's Worldwide Survey of 100 Operators that illustrates key trends and emerging risks in the revenue assurance field. He also will share key strategies to help carriers mitigate losses and learn how to prioritize investments for optimum benefits when considering systems, business processes or consultancies.

Monday. Aug. 22, 2005
Billing OSS & BSS Latin America 2005
Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers
Rio de Janeiro

About Azure Solutions (www.azuresolutions.com)
Azure Solutions is the world's largest revenue-assurance company. It is headquartered in London, with people in Westminster (Colorado), Ipswich, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Mexico City. Azure's end-to-end revenue-assurance product portfolio for current-generation networks includes Data Integrity, Wholesale and Interconnect Billing, International Settlements, Fraud Management, Mediation, Management, Translation and Rating, Event Integrity and Route Optimisation. Azure has launched Azure Inter-Party Management and Azure Fraud Control System as the first products in its next-generation portfolio. Azure provides individual products or complete revenue-assurance solutions using a common platform and any combination of products that a customer might need. Customers can choose a system that they own and operate themselves or a bureau that Azure manages on their behalf. Azure has over 60 customers across the world comprising PTTs, mobile operators, national operators, carrier's carrier and cable TV companies. Azure has significant carrier experience and understands the problems faced by all these operators.

The company's heritage can be traced back to BT in the early 1990s. Azure was spun out of BT in April 2003 and is backed by New Venture Partners, Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures and Intel Capital.

Recently Azure won the 'Best Revenue-Assurance Project' award at the World Billing Awards 2005 in London, and 'Most Promising Company' at the TeleStrategies Billing & OSS World Excellence Awards 2005 in Philadelphia.

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