Comarch, a global business solutions provider and system integrator and Tango Telecom, a leading provider of real-time charging, control and messaging solutions for mobile operators, has announced that 6GMOBILE, a Dutch mobile operator, continues its relationship with Comarch by selecting the Comarch Convergent Billing solution. [Read more…]
Polkomtel Chooses Intec Convergent Billing for Legacy Project Across GSM 3G and IP Services
Intec Billing, a leading BSS/OSS software vendor for fixed, mobile and next-generation networks, has won a major contract with Polandâ€™s leading mobile communications provider, Polkomtel S.A., to implement a comprehensive, convergent rating and billing system to support its fast-growing user base of over 11 million GSM, 3G and mobile IP access subscribers. The contract, worth in excess of â‚¬20 million, was won after a highly competitive tender focusing on proven ability to deliver truly convergent real-time rating and billing functionality in a high-volume, multi-service environment. [Read more…]
Intec Billing Releases Revenue Management Edition of Convergent Billing Product
Intec, a provider of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS) for fixed, mobile and next-generation networks, has released Intec Convergent Billing – Revenue Management Edition. This new edition of their convergent billing product is an enhanced version of its convergent billing system. It will deliver automated revenue recognition, easier regulatory compliance and enhanced revenue assurance processes. [Read more…]
IBM Benchmarks Intec Convergent Billing
Intec Telecom Systems and IBM have completed a performance benchmark of Intec Convergent Billing v6, the latest version of the market-leading customer care and billing system, on IBM System p5 servers, demonstrating the capability to handle a sustained throughput equivalent to the needs of a customer base of 60 million pre-paid subscribers. The benchmark was based on a current customer implementation and reflected realistic operating conditions and data.
Intec Convergent Billing v6 is designed to offer scalable, leading-edge performance for any combination of payment method and communications technology, including pre- and post-paid, fixed, wireless, and next-generation services, for operators and service providers of all types and sizes. [Read more…]
Comverse Converged Billing Combines Kenan Business Solutions with Real-Time Billing
Comverse has announced the availability of the Comverse Converged Billing Solution, This new product enables real-time customer management, which allows service providers and e-businesses worldwide to increase market agility and improve their operational efficiency.
This new customer care, ordering and billing solution is part of an overall portfolio – Comverse Converged Billing Suite – that includes optional solutions for point-of-sale (POS), self-care, electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP), voucher management, mediation, and content partner management. [Read more…]
Intec Billing Signs Convergent Billing Deal With MTNL India
Intec Billing, a leading software vendor to telecom carriers operating fixed, mobile and next-generation networks, has announced that Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), a full service telecoms provider and one of the largest internet service providers in India, has selected Intec to supply its convergent billing systems in a multi-million dollar deal. Intec Convergent Billing (Singl.eView) will form a key part of the carrierâ€™s convergence strategy for rapid penetration and growth via innovative, next generation communications services in India. [Read more…]
Brasil Telecom Signs Contract with Convergys for Convergent Billing
Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG), a provider of customer care, human resources, and billing services, has announced a new five-year contract with Brasil Telecom S.A. (NYSE: BTM) to expand the use of Convergys’ Infinys [tm] software to support Brasil Telecom’s wireless, wireline, data, and Internet services. Since 2002, Infinys, the leading convergent BSS software, has supported Brasil Telecom’s fixed telephony customers and, as of 2003, its wireless subscribers.
“As part of the new agreement, Convergys will provide consulting and professional services for software customization and implementation of the solution across Brasil Telecom’s lines of business,” said Dante Nardell Junior, Brasil Telecom CTO.
Brasil Telecom is one of the largest telecommunications companies in South America. The operator has over 10.8 million fixed lines installed, reaches over 2.2 million customers in mobile telephone services, and has the second largest broadband base in South America. [Read more…]
Norwich Union Insurance Company Selects Intec Convergent Billing
The UKâ€™s largest insurer, Norwich Union, part of the Aviva group, has contracted Intec to provide the billing technology for its Pay As You Drive Insuranceâ„¢. Under the terms of the contract, Intec is supplying its Intec Convergent Billing (Singl.eView) software, plus associated professional services, to allow Norwich Union to generate itemised monthly bills.
Iain Napier, Director of Telematics at Norwich Union, said: â€œWe selected Intec Convergent Billing because it is widely regarded as the telecoms industryâ€™s most flexible and configurable billing technology, and because Intec was enthusiastic in working with us to maximise the potential of this brand new system.â€
The adoption of Intec Convergent Billing for vehicle insurance underlines the flexibility of Intecâ€™s technology, which is used by many of the worldâ€™s most innovative telecoms carriers, including Virgin Mobile and â€˜3â€™. The process of rating and charging for vehicle usage is inherently similar to the billing processes used in telecoms, and it will allow Norwich Union to deliver sophisticated, itemised bills to customers with an accurate record of charges and how they are incurred. [Read more…]
Comverse Asia Pacific Group Honored As Telecom BSS Vendor Of The Year
Comverse, a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), and the world’s leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services, has announced that Comverse Asia Pacific has been conferred the 2006 Telecom BSS Vendor of the Year Award by global growth consulting company Frost & Sullivan for its outstanding performance in 2005.
Sin Siew Teyew, head of telecoms research at Frost & Sullivan, said, “Comverse has done extremely well in positioning itself as a trusted vendor amongst service providers in Asia Pacific. The company is playing a key role in enabling the transformation of service providers towards delivering next-generation services. It is a clear leader with the largest customer base in the region and a strong position in high-growth markets.”
The award was one of a series of prestigious titles conferred at the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards, held annually to recognize outstanding performance and best practices by companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry across Asia Pacific. [Read more…]
Elitecore Technologies Changes Name of JISP Billing to Crestel Convergent Billing
Elitecore Technologies has announced a change of name from JISP Billing to Crestel Convergent Billing. Crestel accurately depicts the end-to-end capabilities of the solution which are in tune with the market movement towards triple-play convergence.
â€œCrestel represents our core concept of building Scale with Margins in rapidly emerging economies like India and China,â€ says Nikhil Jain, President and COO, Elitecore Technologies, vendor of Crestel. â€œConsidering the low penetration in these economies, operator concerns involve rapid scale rollouts while delivering high-end, value-added services simultaneously. This requires deep segmentation and high level of innovation at both ends,â€ he adds.
Crestel is based on a convergent billing framework, providing next generation triple-play services to wireline and wireless networks over a single platform. [Read more…]
Alcatel Selects LHS Billing and Customer Care System for Pre-Postpaid Convergent Billing
LHS, a provider of telecommunications billing and customer care systems and Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) announced today that they have extended their strategic partnership to offer a combined pre-post-paid convergent billing solution for simplified and cost-optimized billing operations.
StÃ©phane Terranova, President of Alcatel’s integration and services activities, commented: â€œToday, mobile operators need to compensate for the steady decline in revenue from voice services and reduce the cost of operations. Having a single billing system for both prepaid and postpaid customers will enable operators to increase operational efficiency. At the same time, the convergent solution will help operators to launch new pre- and postpaid services to fight fierce competition with faster time-to-market, and increase revenues. Alcatel has selected LHSâ€™s BSCS for its proven superior functionality and excellent performance in the IT field, which perfectly fits with Alcatelâ€™s real time billing leadership and over 10 years of expertise in the network field.â€
The new solution combines LHSâ€™s billing and customer care system, BSCS iX and Alcatelâ€™s Payment Suite 4.4 with Alcatel’s project management and integration skills to provide an end-to-end convergent billing solution from customer management to network interaction. The convergent solution includes features such as real-time call control, full real-time convergent rating engine, and unified provisioning and customer care for prepaid and postpaid customers. [Read more…]
Elitecore Launches Convergent Billing Solution in Europe at Billing Systems 2006
Elitecore Technologies has launched Crestel, its Convergent Billing Solution, in the European region through its participation in Billing Systems 2006. Formerly known as JISP Billing, Crestel is the carrier-grade billing, customer care, mediation and provisioning platform that enables next generation data, voice and video services over wireless and wireline networks.
â€œIn the current highly evolutionary phase, operator success depends on a customer oriented approach rather than a technology-oriented one,â€ says Nikhil Jain, President and COO, Elitecore Technologies. â€œCrestelâ€™s strength lies in its ability to build scale with margins, enhancing operator profitability and long-term stability.â€
Crestel delivers scale with margins by facilitating convergence at the customer, OSS and BSS level, while enabling fine segmentation at the customer, service and geographic levels. The Western European Billing and OSS market is set to grow to nearly EUR1.4 billion by 2010, according to Analysys. Crestel aims to penetrate this market through a modular approach in addition to full systemic revamps. Crestelâ€™s modular architecture delivers billing, customer care, mediation and provisioning, offering great flexibility and scalability to service providers. [Read more…]
Greece Carrier Lannet Chooses Intec Convergent Billing
Intec, a supplier of BSS/OSS solutions to the global telecoms industry, announced today that Lannet, a major alternate provider offering fixed telephony and internet ADSL services to retail and corporate customers in Greece, has gone live with Intec Convergent Billing (Singl.eView). The news follows the recent announcement of a win for Intec Convergent Billing with a major carrier in the Asia Pacific region.
â€œWe needed to replace an out-dated, unsupported retail billing system if we were to have the capability to quickly react to the market,â€ said Fotis Tsitsirigos, IT Manager Lannet. â€œThe major advantage of Intec Convergent Billing is that it is a robust, capable platform that allows us to move from traditional telephony models and freely develop whatever we imagine or need to best respond, lead and compete. Following an impressive implementation with zero delays or problems, we are now cost-effective and independent with no necessity for outsourcing or external consultancy when responding to commercial challenges. This is critical for a relatively small company with limited resources.â€
Lannet operates in a crowded, deregulated market of ten alternate providers and the national fixed telephony company, OTE. With a fast-growing customer base, the company is successfully pursuing a new market share expansion plan of new products and services backed up by loyalty programmes, network development, investment, acquisition and alliances. The Lannet vision is to be the leading challenger in fixed telephony and broadband services. [Read more…]