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.
MTNL, which was set up on 1st April, 1986, is a government owned incumbent communications provider, with a subscriber base of over 5 million in India, one of the worldâ€™s fastest growing telecoms markets.
â€œSubscriber numbers, particularly in developing economies like India, continue to rise rapidly. Many operators are faced with the challenge of finding the right billing technology to handle both substantial subscriber numbers and complex new services,â€ said Intec CEO, Kevin Adams. â€œIntec Convergent Billing is a proven solution in many of the worldâ€™s largest wireless, fixed, cable and IP carriers, supporting many millions of subscribers in our largest accounts. Weâ€™re proud to be selected by MTNL for this important project, in a very competitive tender, and we look forward to supporting its growth and development plans in the Indian market.â€
Intecâ€™s products, solutions and services have been chosen by over 60% of the worldâ€™s top 100 carriers. Intec invests heavily in both its core technology and its customer service capabilities on a global basis, including, for example, its expanding technical facilities in India which are delivering and supporting successful OSS/BSS projects to operators in India as well as across the world.
Intec Chief Operations Officer, Asia Pacific, Norm Halvorson added: â€œIntec is proud to work with MTNL to deliver high quality, leading edge technology, robust performance and the benefits of next generation services to a wider spectrum of the Indian market.â€
About Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL)
MTNL was set up on 1st April, 1986 by the Government of India to upgrade the quality of telecom services, expand the telecom network, introduce new services and to raise revenue for telecom development needs of India’s key metros . Delhi, the political capital and Mumbai, the business capital of India. In the past 20 years, the company has taken rapid strides to emerge as India’s leading and one of Asia’s largest telecom operating companies. Besides having a strong financial base, MTNL has achieved a customer base of 5.92 million as on 31st March 2006.
The company has also been in the forefront of technology induction by converting 100% of its telephone exchange network into the state-of-the-art digital mode. The Govt. of India currently holds 56.25% stake in the company.
About Intec Billing
Intec Telecom Systems is a leading supplier of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS) to 350 customers across the global telecoms industry. Intec is a world market leader in convergent billing, inter-carrier billing and mediation. Intec’s customer base now includes over 60% of the world’s top 100 carriers. Founded in 1997, Intec is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ITL.L) and has over 1,600 staff in 30 countries.