Volubill recently announced that 4G Africa AG, a Swiss company operating in sub Saharan Africa has completed the first phase of a state-of-the-art mobile 4G WiMAX network deployment in Cameroon which includes the implementation of Volubill’s CONTROL-IT™ and CHARGE-IT™ products.
4G Solutions, a team of experts in radio and IP network planning were contracted by 4G Africa AG who are focused on building broadband wireless networks based on 4G technology in Sub-Saharan Africa with the overall aim to reduce the digital divide. The services of 4G Africa are designed for both residential and business customers and include Internet access, Voice over IP, and hosting among other services. The network design will enable fixed and nomadic wireless connectivity for home and office as well as providing mobile services to the customers.
The 4G Africa project operates an integrated subscriber management system containing AAA, service policy management and real-time convergent billing capability, based on Volubill’s commercial solution, and self-developed front-end applications for CRM, customer self-care and point-of-sales. The team has already implemented several WiMAX networks and has operational experience from running a multi-national WiMAX operator in Europe before.
The network roll-out and service implementation in Cameroon is demanding due to the different geographical and cultural environments and the fact that required services are all pre-paid. The first phase of the network provides indoor coverage for USB dongles and desktop modems in major residential and business areas of the city of Douala, the biggest town in Cameroon; the second phase will provide services in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of this year.
John Aalbers, Chief Executive Officer, Volubill said, “WiMAX is an area within which Volubill is experiencing increasing interest. This technology requires charging and policy solutions that will enable operators to implement services within innovative packages, bundles and promotions. We are proud of our success in the African region and the addition of a WiMAX customer cements our credibility as a company facilitating the adoption of mobile data in this highly innovative region.”
Volubill provides policy management, policy enforcement and charging solutions to telecommunications service providers. With the exponential growth in the volume of mobile data traffic and increasing customer expectation, Volubill’s solutions enable operators to maximize revenues, and eliminate revenue leakage and fraud whilst delivering a personalized service experience. Volubill’s CHARGE IT™ and CONTROL IT™ manage bandwidth based on subscriber and service centric usage policies & quotas; offer real-time granular charging for any data, content, VoIP or messaging service; and enable service providers to differentiate themselves through innovation. Volubill is global, with over 80 operator customers worldwide.