VoluBill, a leading supplier of real-time charging, control and monitoring applications for VoIP, data, messaging and content services, has signed an agreement to purchase assets relating to the Dynamic Charging Platform (DCP) product business from Intec Telecom Systems PLC.
DCP is a leading real time charging and billing platform, with over 30 active customers globally. The DCP capabilities are perfectly complementary to VoluBill’s existing Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and control technology and existing charging capabilities. The combination will enable VoluBill to offer an even more comprehensive “network to revenue” charging and control solution to Fixed and Mobile operators for any IP/NGN based service. This means that operators will no longer have the considerable challenge of dealing with the separation between the network and the BSS when deploying charging functions. VoluBill will offer a single solution that has a solid footing in the network and which provides the full suite of charging functions such as advanced rating, balance management, bundling, discounting and customer self care. Daisy-chaining multiple components, from multiple vendors with the associated integration costs and latency risks will be a burden of the past.
“This is a very exciting time for VoluBill. Being able to acquire a product of the calibre of DCP from Intec, one of the most credible companies in the industry, is a tremendously positive move for us,” said John Aalbers, CEO of VoluBill. “Combine that with the long list of impressive customers, to whom we are committed to bringing a focused and dedicated service, and this all adds up to a great opportunity for VoluBill.”
Along with the IPR, approximately 40 highly skilled DCP staff will transfer to VoluBill as well as over 30 active customer contracts. Intec and VoluBill will work together to provide a smooth transition for customers.
Aalbers continued, “This acquisition is about growth. We believe DCP is very relevant to the needs of both Mobile and Fixed operators today, and with VoluBill’s focus the business will enjoy significant growth in the first year and beyond. With VoIP, data, messaging and content services now driving a large portion of operators’ growth and with large scale WiMAX and IMS deployments gathering pace, DCP is the perfect technology to combine with our own to address the end to end charging and control requirements of these markets.”
About VoluBill www.volubill.com
VoluBill provides innovative “on the network” charging solutions to telecoms operators worldwide. VoluBill’s Charge it™ and Track em solutions enable operators to:
— Offer real-time charging for any data or 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 Sofinnova Partners, Sofinnova Ventures, Argo Global Capital, Seventure, Deutsche Venture Capital, and Xange Private Equity.
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.