Intec Billing, a supplier of BSS/OSS solutions to the global telecoms industry, has announced a win for core components from its market leading billing family, Intec Interconnect V7 and Intec Interconnect PREP, with the international wholesale voice division within KPN, the Dutch national operator. The deal is worth in excess of two and a half million dollars. KPN Global Carrier Services B.V. (KGCS) is an integrated part of the fixed division of KPN. It provides termination of international voice traffic originating outside and inside the Netherlands to any place in the world.
Its services include:
– International Wholesale Voice Services in different quality classes and International Direct Dialing: services for calls originating or terminating in the Netherlands;
– Transit: transit through a network of international calls from one foreign network to another foreign network;
– Wholesale freephone services: transport of international toll free numbers;
– Solutions for mobile operators: termination of voice traffic, SMS Interworking, MMS Interworking and UMTS based services (Mobile Matrix); and
– Solutions for ISPs: voice access services connecting voice over internet protocol (â€œVOIPâ€) traffic to switched networks internationally.
KGCS operates worldwide through primary sales/distribution channels located in The Hague, New York, Miami, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Istanbul and Singapore.
KGCSâ€™s decision to invest in a new interconnect billing solution was driven by the need to meet the future demands of next generation services within the international wholesale voice environment and was guided by a close consultative process begun in 2002 to develop a phased migration strategy with a minimum impact on KGCSâ€™s business. Intec InterconnecT V7, which allows operators to bill for wholesale traffic sent to and received from other carriers, is the worldâ€™s most widely installed interconnect billing system.
â€œKGCS expects increased accuracy of progressively more complex wholesale billing information, greater flexibility of the overall system in allowing complex changes to be made quickly, support for new services, synergy benefits and faster processing of bill cyclesâ€, said Edwin van Ierland, senior vice president of KPN Global Carrier Services. â€œThe solution will also impact positively on partner relations with an improved level of management of our international interconnect agreements.â€
KPN, the Dutch national operator, provides a portfolio of modern, high quality telecommunications services to its customers. The Netherlands, KPNâ€™s key market, is one of the most competitive in Europe but KPN has successfully maintained its leadership positions in all key segments. The KPN strategy is to continue to provide traditional telephony services, address the converging worlds of Internet, fixed telephony, mobile telephony and moving images, launch new services including VoIP, Mobile TV and Video on Demand over ADSL, and expand its mobile customer base with innovative, market-driven propositions.
Peter Deane, EMEA managing director commented: â€œThis is a substantial contract with a major European player. KPN chose the Intec Interconnect solution over several options to replace a number of bespoke applications and in-house systems. It is great news for Intec that KPN picked our people and solution to help it maximise on the growing number of opportunities in next-generation telecommunications.â€