Highdeal, a provider of Pricing and Rating solutions, has announced an unprecedented an “over 55 percent growth in the first half of 2006”. This dramatic growth reflects increasing recognition among the service provider community of the critical role that Pricing & Rating plays in the marketplace.
“This signing is confirmation of Highdeal’s strategic decision to address the market for convergent charging within the context of IMS and aligning ourselves with the 3GPP standards for convergent charging,” said Eric Pillevesse, CEO of Highdeal. “Through our extensive partnerships and alliances with leading network equipment vendors and multi-service operators we are gaining considerable momentum world-wide.”
Highdeal increased its global footprint in 2006 considerably with 15 new customer wins across Europe, the Americas, North Africa and the Middle East. Highdeal now has over 150 customer deployments in over 40 countries world-wide, supporting a wide range of services including Triple-play, VoIP, mobile and on-demand services.
Its customer base is also becoming increasingly diverse with new, non-traditional additions such as large MVNOs, FTTP providers and even travel & transportation companies with advanced mobility and communications needs across multiple sites.
Highdeal is also working closely with multi-service operators (MSOs), signing four new contracts over the last six months to manage the increasing demand for new and varied services, such as quadruple play, M2M, MVNO and VoIP. The growth of this market is a key focus for Highdeal and a contributing factor to the company’s success to date.
The company has significantly grown its existing customer business, with a number of contract extensions, including a recently signed five-year contract with a leading network equipment provider, (NEP). The network vendor will be using Highdeal’s rating technology as a key component of its convergent charging solution.
Partnerships with leading application vendors have also played a central role in Highdeal’s global strategy. In H1 2006, Highdeal has established a concrete foundation with leading ERP vendors and revenue assurance companies who have demonstrated a clear awareness of the market value of industry-leading Pricing & Rating capabilities. These partnerships will enable Highdeal to deliver end-to-end, pre-integrated solutions faster, while lowering overall total cost of ownership (TCO) of implementation.
Highdeal’s contributions have been recognised by a number of prestigious industry organisations. Most recently, Highdeal was awarded the “Most Innovative Billing Product” at last month’s World Billing Awards. Other awards received during H1 include:
– Red Herring Awards 2006 Winner – “100 Most Promising European Technology Firm”
– Deloitte Fast 50 Awards Winner – “4th Fastest Growing Company in France”
– Deloitte Fast 500 Europe Winner – “33rd Fastest Growing Company in Europe”
– Billing & OSS Excellence Awards – “Most Promising Company” Finalist
Highdeal is the world’s leading provider of Pricing and Rating solutions, solving the billing problem brought about by the emerging multiservice revolution. By delivering unconstrained pricing and packaging flexibility Highdeal enables the rapid implementation of convergent services with diverse payments models and multiple partners. With over 150 implementations in more than 40 countries, broadband, mobile and On Demand service providers around the world rely on Highdeal. For more information, please visit www.highdeal.com.