Uzbek Mobile Operator Taps Comverse to Enhance and Monetize Mobile Broadband Traffic Growth
UCell, the second largest mobile operator in Uzbekistan with more than seven million subscribers and a part of TeliaSonera Group (NASDAQ OMX: TLSN), has selected Comverse, a leader in BSS, mobile Internet, and value-added services, to introduce new mobile Internet service capabilities. Leveraging product synergies, UCell will benefit from operational and cost efficiencies and enhanced marketing and monetization capabilities while advancing the customer experience to the cutting edge.
Replacing legacy billing and mobile broadband solutions, UCell selected Comverse Mobile Internet Hub (MIH) for its end-to-end policy, enforcement and charging solution with Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) & Traffic Optimization. MIH is tightly linked with Comverse ONE Billing & Active Customer Management, a comprehensive BSS solution built around a single data model and product catalogue, offering a complete, real-time view of customer and product data across the operator’s network.
“With the significant growth of data usage in our network, we are facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities,” said Mahbuba Sadikova, Chief Marketing Officer, UCell. “The combination of Comverse MIH policy and enforcement capabilities and Comverse ONE tools will enable UCell to act with greater speed and ease to introduce effective segmented/personalized data plans based on both network and subscriber dimensions, to better meet the unique needs and preferences of our users. The close linkage will also enable us to intelligently control network data congestion and quality of service issues to ensure a superior personalized user experience.”
“As a leader in all of the key domains – BSS, mobile Internet and VAS – we are ideally suited to help operators evolve and overcome the challenges that arise as their customer base grows and their needs evolve,” said Lionel Chmilewsky, Senior Vice President, Head of Customer Facing Group at Comverse. “Replacing multiple vendors with a synergistic solution based on best-of-suite products from a single premium vendor, UCell gains the extensive functionality and superior architecture required to optimize and monetize the end user experience. Integral to success is effective enforcement of per-segment policies, which draws from the ability to manage all policy and charging dimensions holistically and seamlessly, and bill accordingly.”
FE COSCOM LLC. is a part of TeliaSonera group and operates under the UCell trademark in Uzbekistan. The company has more than 7 million subscribers as of today.
TeliaSonera provides telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera is now in 20 markets with close to 460 million inhabitants. The number of subscriptions by the end of 2010 reached over 157 million. For January-December 2010, TeliaSonera’s net sales amounted to approximately USD 15 billion and TeliaSonera had around 29,000 employees.
Comverse is the world’s leading provider of software and systems enabling converged billing and active customer management, mobile Internet, and value-added services. Comverse’s extensive customer base spans more than 125 countries and covers over 450 communication service providers serving more than two billion subscribers. The company’s innovative product portfolio enables communication service providers to unleash the value of the network for their customers by making their networks smarter. Comverse’s solutions support flexible deployment models, including in-network, hosted and managed services, and can run on circuit-switched, IP, IMS or converged network environments. Comverse is a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. (CMVT.PK). For more information, visit www.comverse.com.
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Paul D. Baker
Comverse Technology, Inc.