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Azure Solutions Wins Telecom Mediation Deal with Lebara

 

September 8, 2005, London - Azure Solutions, the revenue-assurance company, today announced that it has implemented a mediation and call-record repository system for Lebara, a European MVNO and carrier wholesale provider.

Lebara routes millions of minutes of international traffic from major carriers through its own global switching and network infrastructure. Lebara recently implemented a new switch on its network and therefore required an effective mediation system to take CDRs (call detail records) off the switch to process through its billing system.

The Azure mediation management tool, Diamond, collects multiple feeds of event records in any format and performs validation, error handling, filtering and multiple-feed distribution. Diamond is ideal for situations where multiple records need to be normalized and filtered to produce a standardized feed into billing and fraud systems, etc.

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's next-generation revenue-assurance product portfolio, includes Azure Inter-Party Management and the recently launched next-generation Azure Fraud Control System.

John Cronin, president and CEO of Azure Solutions, said: "Mediation is an essential part of any revenue-assurance programme as it allows operators to capture and manage data effectively. We are delighted to be providing Lebara with a mediation system and envisage further potential cross-selling opportunities for our product portfolio."

Rajeet Nair, operations manager at Lebara, said: "Azure's reputation as a trusted vendor and its large product portfolio made it a good choice to work with. By having an effective mediation system in place we can ensure that all our event data is captured, enabling us to deliver the highest service to our customers."

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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