Telesur Suriname Selects Comverse Real-Time Billing and SMS Solutions to Support Rapid Subscriber Growth and Uptake of Advanced Services
March 13, 2007 | WAKEFIELD, MA | Print
Comverse, a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. and the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services, today announced that Telesur has selected Comverse’s Real-Time Billing Solution (RTBS) and Short Message Service Center (SMSC) to replace legacy competitor systems in its GSM network in Suriname.
“We selected Comverse solutions because of their flexible open architecture, rich roadmaps and opportunity for operational efficiency,” said Frans Eersteling, Product Manager of Mobile services, Telesur. “We have rapid market growth and need to be able to quickly and reliably launch new services. Comverse solutions answer our business needs and the local usage habits of our diverse marketplace including support for multiple languages.”
Comverse's Real-Time Billing Solution provides real-time authorization, rating, charging and control of voice calls, data services and m-payment transactions, and supports rapid subscriber growth. Marketing functionalities, such as real-time promotions, usage awards and discounts help operators drive revenues, while features such as real-time credit limits minimize risk.
By bundling Comverse’s high-capacity Short Message Service Center with its advanced Real-Time Billing Solution, operators can improve network efficiency and speed time-to-market of popular new SMS services, such as news flash services and SMS voting.
“Our reliable solutions support new advanced services for Telesur's prepaid subscribers and expand the range of SMS capabilities,” said Ramesh Barasia, President, Comverse Americas. ”We are pleased to have been chosen by another dynamic South American operator. This win underscores our growing role as the first choice of service providers in this important region for solutions that enhance the Total CommunicationsSM experience.”
About Telesur Suriname
Telesur is the telecommunications market leader in Suriname. Government-owned in an increasingly competitive and open telecommunications environment, Telesur provides a wide range of telecommunication services to its customers. For more information visit Telesur on the Web at www.telesur.sr
Comverse, a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (OTC: CMVT.PK), is the world’s leading provider of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services. The company's Total CommunicationSM portfolio includes value-added messaging, personalized data and content-based services, and real-time converged billing solutions. Over 500 communication and content service providers in more than 130 countries use Comverse products to generate revenues, strengthen customer loyalty and improve operational efficiency. For additional information, visit the Comverse website at www.comverse.com or the Comverse Technology website at www.cmvt.com.
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