Telenor Serbia has signed a licensing and maintenance agreement with LHS, a globally leading provider of telecom billing and customer care systems, enabling Telenor from now on to rate and bill wireline services in addition to its existing mobile services. This new agreement takes the cooperation between LHS and Telenor one step further, as Telenor already applies LHS’ billing and customer-care solutions in its operations in Bangladesh, Malaysia and Montenegro. [Read more…]
LHS Introduces ix Mediation Release 2
LHS, a leading provider of telecom billing and customer care systems across the wireless, wireline, and IP telecom markets worldwide, has launched iX Mediation Release 2, the latest version, of the powerful, fully convergent solution for the collection and administration of customer usage data. [Read more…]
LHS Wins 2007 Stratecast Award
LHS, a leading provider of telecom billing and customer care systems across the wireless, wireline, and IP telecom markets worldwide was awarded today the “2007 Stratecast Global Investment of R&D Resources to Address Core Billing Needs Award” by the Stratecast Research Group of Frost & Sullivan. [Read more…]
LHS and Alcatel-Lucent Launch New Convergent Billing and Customer Care Solution
LHS, a leading provider of telecom billing and customer care systems and Alcatel-Lucent, has recently announced a fully integrated prepaid and postpaid convergent billing system for present and next-generation voice, data and multimedia services. Alcatel-Lucent will offer the solution to all of its existing customers and new customers to support their transformation to prepaid and postpaid convergence. This solution becomes a major component of Alcatel-Lucentâ€™s customer care and billing portfolio, and adds particular value to customers in emerging markets. [Read more…]
Iusacell Mexico Selects LHS to bill for its 3G Offerings
LHS, the leading provider of telecommunications and billing software, today announced that Iusacell Mexico has selected BSCS iX to rate for its advanced 3G capabilities. Iusacell has selected LHS to migrate its billing and customer care system from BSCS 5 to BSCS iX to support its 3G services with real-time rating. Together with Iusacell, LHS will implement BSCS iX in Mexico. [Read more…]
StarHub Singapore goes live with BSCS iX from LHS
LHS has announced that StarHub, Singaporeâ€™s second largest info-communications company, has gone live with BSCS iX from LHS, a billing and customer care system to support StarHubâ€™s range of information, communications and entertainment services. The system has been successfully implemented in collaboration with Accenture, one of LHSâ€™ partners for system integration. [Read more…]
SFR France Launches MVNE Operations Supported by LHS Billing and Customer Care System
LHS, a leading provider of telecom billing and customer care systems across the wireless, wireline, and IP telecom markets worldwide, recently announced that SFR France has gone live with LHSâ€™ billing and customer care system BSCS iX for its newly-established Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) business. [Read more…]
BeST Goes Live with LHS Billing and Customer Care System
LHS, a leading provider of telecom billing and customer care systems across the wireless, wireline, and IP telecom markets worldwide, has announced that the Belarus telecommunications provider BeST has just gone live with its billing and customer care system BSCS iX, integrated and deployed by Alcatel. BeST has introduced the fully convergent real-time based billing system BSCS iX for the rating and billing of its postpaid voice, data and content services. Additionally, BeST selected LHSâ€™ iX Recharge system, a voucher and refill management system for pre-paid cards, which will be installed in the next phase implementing pre-postpaid convergence. [Read more…]
LHS Generates 1125 Million Invoices Per Hour for Billing and Customer Care
LHS, a leading provider of telecommunications and billing software, has revealed the results of a breakthrough performance test for its fully convergent billing and customer care system, BSCS iX. On an enterprise-class Sun Fire E25K server equipped with 72 UltraSPARC IV processors at 1,5 GHz processor, BSCS iX generated 1.125 million invoices per hour supporting 40 million customers. [Read more…]
LHS and Technology Partners Partner to Deliver Convergent Billing and Customer Care
LHS, a provider of telecommunications and billing software, has announced that it has formed a systems integration partnership with Technology Partners to provide Consultancy and integration services based around LHSâ€™ best-in-class billing and customer care system, BSCS iX.
â€œRegional Network Operators are undergoing a new reality, de-regulations, second or third licenses, and the desire to offer unique customer benefits and differentiated services such as Convergence, â€ says Omar Barzanji, President and CEO, Technology Partners. â€œWe believe that the partnership of LHS and Technology Partners will allow them to do just that. LHS are making a big impact in the regional market and we are proud to be associated with the industry leader and a global market innovator.â€
Together LHS and Technology Partners will focus on the delivery of LHSâ€™ products to regional service providers. In addition, Technology Partners will create a training academy that will offer the market operational expertise and an advanced workshop-type environment designed to further empower the LHS customer base in terms of functionality and flexibility. [Read more…]
LHS Appoints Wolfgang Kroh as new CEO
LHS, a leading provider of telecommunications and billing software, has today announced the appointment of its new CEO, Wolfgang Kroh. Previous CEO, Hartmut Lademacher, is to resume his position as Chairman of the Board.
â€œI was very excited when I came back to work for LHS, because of the immediate acceptance of employees and customers, the affinity I held with the company, and because I knew that it has great potential in the market place,â€ said Wolfgang Kroh. â€œThe last six months have been extremely prosperous and now as CEO, I will build on that and continue to make this potential a reality.â€
Kroh, whose LHS history with the company stems back to 1997, had been Senior Vice President and Managing Director for EMEA from 1997-2000. He rejoined the company as Chief Operating Officer six months ago, and brings with him a wealth of more than 25 years knowledge and experience in IT and telecommunications. [Read more…]
LHS Wins Best Contribution to Billing at IIR Billing and Information Management Systems 2006
LHS, a leading provider of telecommunications billing and customer care systems has won the â€œOverall – Best contribution to billingâ€ at the IIRâ€™s World Billing Awards 2006 second year in a row. The World Billing Awards acknowledge best billing practice and raise awareness of how significant billing, charging, IT and associated processes are to the communications industry. LHS was selected for its efforts in supporting IMS and all-IP billing. In the category â€œBest billing implementationâ€ LHS earned second place.
â€œWe are delighted to acknowledge LHS as winner in the â€˜Overall â€“ Best Contribution to Billingâ€™ category for their development work on IMS-ready products.â€ said Hugh Roberts, Chairman of the Awards Judging Panel and Consultant Director for IIRâ€™s BSS/OSS and RM events. â€œThis year for the first time we took the unusual step of imposing an additional last minute requirement on the finalists in the â€˜Overallâ€™ category â€“ and it was significant that each of them chose to highlight a different aspect of their value proposition as the most compelling. It was interesting to us that only one of the finalists mentioned the need to confront and overcome the challenges of IMS and all-IP billing â€“ and that company was LHS.â€
LHS recognized the trend towards IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) very early. IMS is a layered horizontal network architecture based on IP standards enabling network operators to offer all kinds of new services to their customers, independent from the type of network access or device used. LHS has managed to cope with the requirements and challenges of IMS and all-IP billing, and taken the industry lead by integrating its key charging and accounting protocol Diameter into its product portfolio. This enables carriers on-line and offline billing in an all-IP environment. [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…]
COSMOTE Romania Upgrades Billing System with LHS BSCS 8
LHS, a provider for telecommunications and billing software, announces that mobile operator COSMOTE Romania, member of the COSMOTE Group, selected LHSâ€™ billing and customer care BSCS 8 system to replace its previous legacy system, on the basis of its proven marketing and pricing capabilities. The new billing system was installed to support COSMOTE Romaniaâ€™s dynamic growth plans.
Christos Christopoulos, COSMOTE Romania IT Director stated: â€œCOSMOTE is pleased to once again collaborate with LHS for the BSCS brand, which has a track record of excellent performance and proven reliability. Through LHSâ€™ software, COSMOTE Romania is able to effectively implement promotional campaigns and promote its services to all its prepaid and postpaid customersâ€.
COSMOTE Romania, member of the COSMOTE Group, began commercial operations in December 2005 with the aim to make mobile telephony accessible to all. To this end, the company continuously expands its advanced products and services portfolio, introducing new voice, data and content value added services. [Read more…]