VoluBill, a leading provider of innovative mobile charging solutions to telecoms operators worldwide, has recently announced a new contract win with Egypt ’s largest GSM operator Mobinil, a subsidiary of global telecoms providers Orange – FT Group and Orascom Telecom Holding.
Under the terms of the agreement, VoluBill will provide Mobinil with its Charge it™ solution, a real-time data control and charging technology that will enable the mobile operator to implement sophisticated value-based charging strategies and to roll out innovative packages, bundles and promotions for its eleven million plus customers.
The contract win is a key deal for VoluBill as it reinforces the strength of its ongoing partnership with Orange – FT Group and Orascom Telecom Holding, and demonstrates the global customer endorsement and satisfaction that exists for VoluBill’s solutions. VoluBill to date has signed eight agreements with Orange – FT Group companies for its Charge it technology across the globe, and a total of three deals with Orascom Telecom Holding companies in various locations.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with Mobinil, the largest wireless operator in Egypt ,” said John Aalbers, CEO of VoluBill. “It is a significant agreement on many levels as it provides further endorsement for our solutions from our existing clients Orange – FT Group and Orascom Telecom Holding, and enables us to have a footprint in one of the region’s most advanced, high growth mobile markets. VoluBill is committed to working closely with Mobinil to guarantee a successful implementation of our Charge it solution and to ensure that the company meets its strategic targets for 2007 and beyond.”
Charge it by VoluBill enables operators to charge for mobile data services such as browsing, content, video streaming, VoIP and all types of messaging in an open and flexible way. Charge it’s key position not only between the core network infrastructure and the internet, but also being integrated with associated back-office systems enables operators to effectively access key customer information and enable a real-time service experience irrespective of customer type or payment method.
The Charge it deployment at Mobinil represents a significant milestone for the product in terms of the extensive functional footprint being offered by the solution.
“Mobinil considered Charge it as a must have for preserving competitive advantage, increasing the quality of subscriber service and being able to evolve our innovative product offerings,” said Hervé Suquet, Mobinil COO. “VoluBill was also selected for their proven track record and reliability, as well as the ability of the solution to offer complete charging transparency and deliver true revenue assurance to Mobinil.”
“Charge it gives Mobinil the ability not only to enable differentiated charging, but also to configure and manage its service and business logic going forward,” said John Aalbers. “The operator has the capability to enable differentiation through innovative bundles, packages and promotions using VoluBill’s business logic configuration environment, which is part of Charge it’ s Business Support Framework. This provides quicker time to market for new products and services, better responsiveness to market competition, as well reduced overheads for the mobile operator.”
VoluBill’s Charge it solution acts as the key integration point between the network and Mobinil’s OSS/BSS systems, and in doing so enables true “on the network” charging and billing. Through the deployment of the Charge it platform and associated service modules, the solution will provide support for Mobinil’s advanced service offerings, including browsing, content, video streaming, VoIP and all types of messaging .
About Mobinil (www.mobinil.com)
Since its inception in May 1998, Mobinil has strived to maintain its position as the leading Mobile service operator in Egypt . Honouring the trust of 11 million customers, Mobinil is committed to being the leading mobile service provider in Egypt , providing the best quality of service for their customers, the best working environment for their employees, top value for their shareholders, and proudly contributing to the development of the community.
Mobinil’s shareholders, Orange – FT Group and Orascom Telecom Holding are international leaders in the realm of telecommunications. Mobinil has benefited from years of experience in an international context to become the largest wireless service provider in the Middle East .
About VoluBill (www.volubill.com)
VoluBill provides innovative mobile charging solutions to telecoms operators worldwide. VoluBill’s Charge it and Track em solutions enable operators to:
* Offer real-time charging for any data and content service using any payment method
* Differentiate themselves competitively in the marketplace through innovative service bundles and unprecedented flexibility in charging models and metrics
* Realise rapid time to revenue for new product & service offerings through ease of implementation and “drop in” network integration
* Monitor, analyse and control subscriber activity across all data and content services in order to maximise customer satisfaction, as well as eliminating revenue leakage and fraud
* Transcend the boundary between the network and IT systems in order to achieve maximum flexibility and unlock the potential of real time BSS integration
Founded in 2001, VoluBill is a privately owned company, backed by strong International investors including Deutsche Venture Capital, Sofinnova Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, Argo Global Capital, Seventure and XAnge.
VoluBill is a global company, with customers and offices in all major geographies as well as centres of excellence in Europe and Asia .
VoluBill is serving the needs of both emerging and established operators worldwide, with more than 200 million subscribers currently being supported around the world using VoluBill’s technology.