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C Spire Goes Live with NetCracker Converged Billing

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C Spire Goes Live with NetCracker Converged Billing

Successful Billing Transformation Shifts Pre-Paid and Post-Paid Services to Single Platform

WALTHAM, MA — May 20, 2015 NetCracker Technology announced today that C Spire’s wireless unit has gone live with NetCracker’s converged billing and active mediation solutions to support both pre-paid and post-paid wireless services on a single rating and billing platform.

C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, operates the United States’ largest privately held wireless communications unit and is based in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The company provides world-class, customer-inspired wireless communications, 1-Gigabit consumer Internet access as well as a full suite of dedicated Internet, wireless, IP Voice, data and cloud services for businesses.

“NetCracker’s proven ability to provide, deliver and support a forward-looking converged billing solution to serve our entire customer base made it the clear choice as our key partner for this substantial billing transformation,” said Carla Lewis, Senior Vice President of IT at C Spire.

The project involved a major billing migration from two legacy billing systems—one supporting post-paid, the other pre-paid—onto the convergent NetCracker Revenue Management platform. This single platform now supports C Spire’s pre-paid and post-paid wireless 2G, 3G and 4G LTE+ service subscribers. NetCracker also implemented its Active Mediation solution and a variety of other components relating to mobile service activation and collections. NetCracker’s innovative converged billing solution as well as its strong track record for successful solution delivery and customer migration projects were the primary factors in C Spire’s decision to partner with NetCracker for this mission-critical transformation.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with C Spire; to deliver on its convergent rating, billing and mediation vision; and to enable new services and revenue opportunities,” said Sylvain Seignour, Vice President of Global Sales at NetCracker. “This successful migration demonstrates NetCracker’s dedication to and expertise in delivering next-generation convergent billing solutions that help our customers grow and innovate.”

For more information on NetCracker’s managed services or billing solutions, please contact Juliet Shavit of SmartMark Communications at [email protected]

About NetCracker Technology

NetCracker Technology, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is the proven partner for communications service providers and cable operators offering comprehensive, end-to-end solutions and delivery capabilities to optimize their enterprise. With its global reach, leading-edge technology, and unbroken track record of successful implementations, NetCracker helps eliminate operational and business silos and delivers real-time experience in an on-demand world.  For more information, please visit www.NetCracker.com.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.  For more information, visit NEC at www.nec.com.

Based on its Mid-term Management Plan 2015, the NEC Group globally provides “Solutions for Society” that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company’s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.nec.com/en/global/about/solutionsforsociety/message.html.

About C-Spire

C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides world-class, customer-inspired wireless communications, 1 Gigabit consumer Internet access as well as a full suite of dedicated Internet, wireless, IP Voice, data and cloud services for businesses. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire.

 

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