RateIntegration, the leading provider of Revenue Lifecycle Management Solutions, and Sicap AG, a leading software company specializing in mobile applications for wireless carriers, have recently announced that Swisscom Mobile has gone live with Sicapâ€™s Price Broker Suite for pre-paid revenue assurance.
Sicapâ€™s Price Broker Suite has been deployed as an online system for the re-pricing of network calls and data sessions. This system provides revenue assurance on all prepaid services for Swisscom Mobileâ€™s 1.6 million prepaid subscribers. The Price Broker Suite solution handles all the Revenue Assurance functions of Swisscom Mobileâ€™s previous solution while also addressing new business requirements for revenue assurance related to pricing models, call scenarios, and data services.
The Sicap Price Broker Suite is part of RateIntegrationâ€™s PriceMaker Enterprise Pricing Server, which Swisscom Mobile is using to gain flexibility, control leakage and increase subscriber loyalty. Combining Sicapâ€™s Price Broker Suite with RateIntegrationâ€™s PriceMaker Enterprise Pricing Server enables Swisscom Mobile to:
Â· Manage multiple revenue streams for voice, messaging and data/content in real-time
Â· Cover all business domains i.e. roaming partners, content providers, dealer network
Â· Quickly and easily integrate MVNO`s
Â· Ensure SOX compliance of Revenue Assurance Operations and Reporting
Â· Easy implementation of standard tariffs and tactical promotional offers
Â· Provide flexible standard reporting & configurable alerting mechanism
Â· Offer an analytic user-interface for fraud investigation and probing
The PriceMaker software architecture offers extremely flexible real-time pricing and a framework that has facilitated a very rapid deployment at Swisscom Mobile. For revenue assurance solutions, these capabilities enable companies to deploy solutions quickly and provide a cost-effective approach to implementing business rules for comprehensive re-pricing of call scenarios.
PriceMakerâ€™s integrated business rules editor allows business stakeholders and analysts to directly author and verify pricing policies in real-time thereby eliminating the involvement â€“ and associated extra time and costs â€“ needed from technical staff. The real-time editing capability is critical to ensure that Swisscom Mobileâ€™s revenue assurance solution can evolve as new services are offered or as new MVNOs are added to Swisscomâ€™s business model. Furthermore, PriceMaker-enabled solutions have been designed to be IMS-ready so that operators can take advantage of the emerging 3GPP standards framework for monetizing IP services.
â€œWe are excited about the quality of Sicapâ€™s Price Broker application and the speed in which the platform has been developed and deployed. Very seldom do we receive such innovative and mature solutions for acceptance,â€ said Rose Moura, Director, Revenue Assurance at Swisscom Mobile. â€œSicapâ€™s technology has fulfilled all our requirements and we plan use it for future revenue assurance related programs.â€
Kam Mehta, channel and business development manager for Sicap AG added, â€œWe are happy that Swisscom Mobile chose to leverage our revenue assurance solution and look forward in supporting them in a production environment. Solutions such as the one we implemented for Swisscom Mobile help carriers to improve flexibility and increase subscriber loyalty.â€
â€œWe are excited about working with Sicap to deliver state-of-the-art revenue assurance at Swisscom Mobile,â€ said Thomas Thekkethala, CEO of RateIntegration. â€œWith the economics, performance, and capabilities of PriceMaker-based solutions, carriers can implement granular, robust, real-time assurance solutions that bring an immediate return on investment.â€
About Swisscom Mobile
With a market share of 62% of business in force and 69% of new customers in 2005, Swisscom Mobile is the market leader in the Swiss mobile communications sector. In fiscal year 2005, Swisscom Mobile generated net revenue of CHF 4,168 billion and now has more than 4.3 million NATEL subscribers. The company operates a nationwide GSM network (900/1800 MHz), which was enhanced with EDGE in spring of 2005. With HSDPA, Swisscom Mobile is the first network carrier in Switzerland to roll out a turbo network. Launched in February of 2006, it is already about five times faster than a UMTS network. This means its speed is comparable to that of an ADSL connection. Already today, Swisscom Mobile provides coverage of around 90% of the populated area of Switzerland through its UMTS network as well as wireless LAN-Internet access through more than one thousand hotspots.
Sicap is a software company based in Bern, Switzerland that develops and provides mobile applications for GSM operators. Sicapâ€™s goal is to continuously improve and innovate by adding value through ingenuity. With fully operational regional offices in France, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia and Johannesburg, Sicap has the capability to deliver innovative solutions to operators in established and emerging markets worldwide. Since 1995 Sicap has focused on cost-effective products and solutions that minimise infrastructure upgrades, thereby ensuring a quick return on investment for our customers. We provide solutions in two key areas: Service Delivery Platforms and Payment Services. For further information about Sicap please visit www.sicap.com.
RateIntegration provides enterprise wide pricing and rating solutions to software, service, and system integration companies developing high performance enterprise applications for use in the telecommunications, media, retail, insurance, and financial services industries. The Companyâ€™s flagship PriceMakerâ„¢ Enterprise Pricing Server product was designed specifically to leverage existing infrastructure software investments by easily integrating with other enterprise applications and data sources. RateIntegrationâ€™s customer base includes software and service companies worldwide including BT Group, TeliaSoneraSergel, Subex-Azure Ltd, MTC-Vodafone, Telefonica, and Starhub. RateIntegration has offices in the United States and Europe. More information can be found on the Companyâ€™s Web Site at www.rateintegration.com or by contacting us at +1-720-320-1161.