Banglalink awards charging system upgrade to Ericsson
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, May 21, 2012 (Menafn - MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
-- Five-year agreement to include intelligent network (IN) expansion,
consulting and systems integration services as well as support
-- Charging system upgrade with geographic redundancy
-- OSS Navigator to provide subscribers with new value-added services
Banglalink, one of Bangladesh's leading mobile phone operators, todayannouncedthat it has entered into a five-year agreement withEricsson ERIC toupgrade its charging system, including INexpansion, consulting and systems integration services, as well assupport.
The upgraded charging system will enable Banglalink to offersubscribers new and innovative value-added services.
Thanks to Ericsson's consulting and systems integration services,Banglalink'supgraded solution will feature geographical redundancy,meaning that it willremain functional in the event of any naturaldisasters or network outages.
To date, more than 90 percent of Bangladesh's mobile subscribersbelong to theprepaid segment. "This is why we wanted to get apowerful unified, consolidatedand standard solution that provides uswith a competitive edge in prepaid services," says Mohammed Osman,Acting CEO and Chief Financial Officer of Banglalink. "This upgradewill also make it easier for us to adopt a convergentprepaid andpostpaid billing system in the future. More importantly, it gives usthe ability to quickly launch new value-added products and services."
By integrating the Ericsson OSS Navigator with the Ericsson ChargingSystem,Banglalink will benefit from more effective networkmonitoring and improved service-aware network management. It willalso have access to a combination ofbusiness and network data thatwill provide a holistic overview of end users and network efficiency.As a result, Banglalink will be able to develop innovativesubscriberplans based on end-user behaviors and network capabilities.
Per-Henrik Nielsen, President of Ericsson Bangladesh, says: "We arepleased toprovide Banglalink with a robust charging system that willhelp bring more innovative services to its subscribers. We are alsoconfident that this upgradeto the charging system will strengthenBanglalink's relationships with its customers."
NOTES TO EDITORS
Banglalink is the second-largest mobile operator in Bangladesh withmore than25 million subscribers. It is also one of the leadingsubsidiaries within theVimpelcom Group, currently the sixth-largesttelecom group in the world withoperations in the Middle East,Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, and atotal subscriber baseof more than 200 million.
About Business Support Systems
Ericsson's Business Support Systems helps more than one billionpeople make payments through its charging systems around the world.Ericsson's convergentcharging solution enables integration of allprepaid and postpaid as well asfixed and mobile services offerings,and provides the capability to introducenew and more flexibleservice packages. Users get an improved user experienceand fullcontrol of their spending and rewards in real time.
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Worldwide, Ericsson delivers more than 1,300 consulting and systemsintegrationprojects every year in multi-vendor and multi-technologyenvironments to operators, governments, utilities and transportorganizations. These range fromend-to-end transformation projects tosingle-solution assignments.
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