Network of the World (NOW) Mobile Network concluded a licensing and deployment agreement with ESKADENIA Software for its Billing and Customer Relationship Management system (ESKADENIA® BCRM) for the telco’s Southern Sudan operations. During Q4 of 2008, NOW will go live with the first Southern Sudanese GSM network, which will be introduced under the Vivacell brand name. This will be the eleventh project for ESKADENIA in the area of telecom customer care and billing after successful deployments for European, Middle Eastern, and African telecom operators.
The Billing system will enable NOW to handle all billing services, customer care aspects, interconnect and roaming agreements, and customer self-care Internet access for post-paid subscribers connected to its GSM and GPRS networks.
The bilingual ESKADENIA Billing & Customer Relationship Management System (ESKADENIA® BCRM) is a high-performance, mission-critical software application that enables real-time billing in telecommunication networks. The modular software solution includes modules for Customer Relationship Management, Marketing, Service Provisioning, Product & Pricing Management, Rate Plan Management, Rating, Billing, TAP 3.11 Roaming, Credit Control, Resource Management, Inventory Management, Sales Management, Interconnect, and Revenue Sharing, in addition to an advanced Point of Sale system. The system will, in addition, support online and offline integration with the telco’s Intelligent Network based charging system.
ESKADENIA will also deploy its Web-enabled GSM Mediation Gateway (ESKADENIA® Mediation Gateway) that will be connected to the switching network. The Mediation Gateway at the New Mobile Network will be interfaced to Ericsson Mobile Switch Centre (MSC) and Ericsson Intelligent Network.
ESKADENIA® BCRM and ESKADENIA® Mediation Gateway have been completely designed and developed at ESKADENIA in accordance with both the GSM and CCITT recommendations for billing and number plan standards. Additionally, the Billing & Customer Relationship Management System supports billing for landline telephony services and Intelligent Network services.
The agreement was signed with PMF Telecommunications Holding Ltd., the entity assigned by NOW to handle its network and services procurement from various suppliers.
“The annual telecommunications investment is rising substantially in Sudan and already represents one of the fastest growing telecom markets in Africa. The country has tremendous potential as its market penetration is still a modest percentage of its potential,” said Nael Salah, Managing Director of ESKADENIA Software. He added, “Our new project with NOW is hopefully the start of other successful projects as we take pride in the trust of the operator through the continuous successful business with PMF Telecommunications Holding.”
About NOW Mobile Network
Network of the World (NOW) is a Sudanese telecom operator. With the GSM network in Southern Sudan, the firm will extend its network coverage to all Southern Sudanese states, putting its advanced services within the reach of the Southern Sudanese people. The operator is employing a group of highly experienced, skilled and dynamic staff specialized in telecommunications along with a dedicated Sudanese team trained to the highest standards. NOW is positioning itself to deliver world-class services and excellent customer experience to its customers, and it has partnered with industry leaders in delivering state of the art telecommunication solutions to provide enhanced value added services.
About ESKADENIA Software
ESKADENIA® Software is active in the design, development and deployment of a range of software products in the Telecommunications, Insurance, Enterprise, Education, and Internet application areas. The company is based in Jordan and has sales activities in Europe, the Middle East, America, and Africa. More than 80% of its sales are exported to the Global ICT market. The firm is a product and market-oriented organization that assists enterprises and promotes businesses by use of highly effective IT strategies, solutions and tools. ESKADENIA Software strongly believes that a company’s achievement is based on the success of its Human Resources and the commitment to quality and excellence that each one holds strong. ESKADENIA Software endeavors, as a team, to maintain quality and customer respect, build up perseverance, and foster innovation.
For more information, please visit their website: http://www.eskadenia.com