Comptel Corporation (OMX Helsinki: CTL1V), the leading vendor of dynamic Operations Support System (OSS) software, has been selected by Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E (“OTH” or “Orascom Telecom”) as strategic partner for provisioning and activation solutions for mobile services. Comptel’s selection comes as a result of winning a group-wide competitive tender. It means that Comptel Provisioning and Activation Solution will become the preferred solution for any of the OTH group’s subsidiaries.
Comptel Provisioning and Activation Solution is designed to automate mobile, fixed, IP and cable operator’s service fulfilment process. With a single system, it covers the entire provisioning and activation workflow – from service order to start of billing.
Mr Tamer ElMahdi, Chief Technology Officer at Orascom Telecom said: “Orascom Telecom wants to gain real synergies from operating a consistent solution across all the operators in the group. We needed a solution that would be able to meet the needs of all our subsidiaries globally, enabling them to leverage new technologies to deliver innovative services faster. That’s why we selected Comptel, after a thorough evaluation of the solutions in the market. Comptel was clearly the best option to meet our demanding requirements.”
Mr. Kari Pasonen, Senior Vice President Provisioning and Activation Business at Comptel, said: “Comptel is obviously extremely pleased to have won this substantial competitive tender, and to have reached an agreement with the Orascom Telecom, one of the largest operator group in the world. We look forward to building on our partnership with Orascom Telecom and to deliver our provisioning and activation solutions to many countries in coming years. This is proof that Comptel has now established real leadership in mobile provisioning and activation globally.”
About Orascom Telecom Holding
Orascom Telecom is a leading international telecommunications company operating GSM networks in seven high growth markets in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, having a total population under license of approximately 460 million with an average mobile telephony penetration of approximately 26% as at 31st December 2006. Orascom Telecom operates GSM networks in Algeria (“Djezzy”), Pakistan (“Mobilink”), Egypt (“Mobinil”), Tunisia (“Tunisiana”), Iraq (“Iraqna”), Bangladesh (“Banglalink”), and Zimbabwe (“Telecel Zimbabwe”).
Orascom Telecom had over 51 million subscribers as at December 2006. Orascom Telecom owns 19.3% of Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited, a leading telecommunication services provider operating in eight countries. Orascom Telecom is traded on the Cairo & Alexandria Stock Exchange under the symbol ORTE.CA, ORAT EY, and on the London Stock Exchange its GDR is traded under the symbol ORTEq.L, OTLD LI.
About Comptel Corporation
Comptel provides Comptel Dynamic OSS(tm) solutions, offering service-enabling mediation, charging and fulfillment capabilities to telecom service providers. Comptel’s expertise in inventory, provisioning and activation, mediation and charging empowers service providers to focus on delivering the innovative services. Established in 1986, Comptel had a turnover of EUR 80 million and around 550 employees in 2006. Comptel has provided solutions to around 260 customers in 85 countries worldwide.
For more information: http://www.comptel.com