Tech Mahindra and FTS Sign Global Policy Control Partnership

 

FTS Leap™ Policy Control to be incorporated into Tech Mahindra’s LTE lab ecosystem

 

Pune, India | December 6, 2011: Tech Mahindra, a global systems integrator and business transformation consulting services firm exclusively focused on the communications industry and FTS, a global provider of billing, customer care and policy control solutions for communications and content service providers, today announced that they have formed a policy control and LTE partnership. The strategic alliance will incorporate FTS’ Leap Policy Control into Tech Mahindra’s LTE Packet Core Lab for both internal and partner solutions. With a strong focus on technology and R&D, the Lab will now include FTS’ products as part of its policy control (PCRF) offering.

 

As data traffic continues to grow, one of the key challenges telecom operators face in delivering broadband is to manage network congestion without marginalizing their subscribers and at the same time monetize network traffic, improving subscriber-facing activities and increasing ROI from network investment. Policy control enables the telecom operators to set policies to help manage the increased network traffic in real-time, whilst at the same time, allowing for increased marketing capabilities as additional personalization can be achieved and effectively managed in real-time, resulting in an improved customer experience.

 

Through the partnership with FTS, Tech Mahindra offers a complete end-to-end policy control solution to network operators as part of its new Mobile Packet Core (LTE) Lab, in which Tech Mahindra is developing a LTE packet core ecosystem solution with in-house developed simulators and stacks. FTS’ Leap Policy Control and billing solutions will be integrated into Tech Mahindra’s end-to-end solution, alongside its other partners in this area for interoperability requirements. Tech Mahindra’s LTE Wireless Infrastructure lab will leverage the FTS policy control solutions in meeting the telco industry’s standard requirements on regulating the policy and bandwidth control usage scenarios.

 

FTS’ Leap Policy Control is a dynamic business control engine that enables operators to adapt service and network behavior in real-time in response to customer interaction, helping operators resolve traffic growth issues without impacting on the user experience. It monitors and manages traffic and subscribers with easy-to-implement policy control rules which are pre-integrated with online charging and the subscribers’ data.

 

“Addressing the evolving need of broadband traffic monetization is key to fulfill customer expectations”, said Pritam Parvatkar, Director- Global Alliances, Tech Mahindra. “With its advanced policy control and online charging solutions, FTS allows us to accomplish this goal. This is a great opportunity and we look forward to leveraging this partnership to expand our existing BSS and PCRF services and solutions.”

 

“The combination of Tech Mahindra’s exceptional technological and R&D expertise with FTS’ innovative technology and products creates a powerhouse of a PCRF solution,” said Amos Sivan, CEO, FTS. “This partnership further strengthens and extends the reach of our solution delivery capabilities and represents our global progression as we continue to form alliances with renowned partners.”

 

 

About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra is a leading provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry with a majority stake owned by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, in partnership with British Telecommunications plc. Tech Mahindra’s capabilities spread across a broad spectrum, including Business Support Systems (BSS), Operations Support Systems (OSS), Network Design & Engineering, Next Generation Networks, Mobility Solutions, Security consulting and Testing. The solutions portfolio includes Consulting, Application Development & Management, Network Services, Solution Integration, Product Engineering, Infrastructure Managed Services, Remote Infrastructure Management and BSG (comprises BPO, Services and Consulting). Tech Mahindra serves telecom service providers, equipment manufacturers, software vendors and systems integrators worldwide and their proven delivery models, distinctive IT skills and decades of domain expertise enable clients to maximize returns on their IT investment. Tech Mahindra registered revenue of USD 1,126.6 million in the year ended March 31, 2011 and is ably supported by 43,500 professionals who provide a unique blend of culture, domain expertise and in-depth technology skill-sets.

 

Tech Mahindra has successfully implemented more than 16 Greenfield Operations globally and has been involved in about 8 transformation programs of incumbent telecom operators.

 

A SEI-CMMi Level 5 organization, Tech Mahindra’s development centers are ISO 9001:2008 and BS7799 certified. Tech Mahindra has principal offices in the UK, United States, Germany, UAE, Egypt, Singapore, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Canada and Australia. Tech Mahindra Ltd is part of the US $14.4 billion Mahindra Group, a global industrial federation of companies and one of the top 10 business houses based in India. The Group’s interests span automotive products, aviation, components, farm equipment, financial services, hospitality, information technology, logistics, real estate and retail.

 

For more information please refer to the website: www.techmahindra.com  

 

About FTS

FTS is a leading provider of billing, customer care and policy control solutions for FTS is a leading provider of billing, customer care and policy control solutions for communications and content service providers. By analyzing events from a business standpoint rather than just billing them, FTS allows providers to better understand their customer base and leverage business value from every event and interaction. FTS deploys its full range of end-to-end, stand-alone and add-on telecom billing and policy control solutions to customers in over 40 countries and implements solutions in wireless, wireline, cable, content and broadband markets including multiple cross-network installations.

 

Serving the evolving needs of telecommunications providers, the company’s operations comprise international R&D locations and strategically-located sales support offices worldwide.

 

Further information is available at http://www.fts-soft.com/.

 

For further information please contact:

 

Prasenjit Roy: [email protected]

 

Joshua PR for FTS: Patrick Smith, Tel. +44 7734 600553, [email protected]

 

FTS: Moshe Peterfreund, Tel. +972-9-952-6500, [email protected]