Standardisation on Intec’s Inter-mediatE v6 generates impressive CAPEX and OPEX savings
Atlanta/London: October 27, 2010 – Intec, one of the world’s leading providers of Business Support System (BSS) solutions, announced the completion of the mediation upgrade project for Brazil’s largest mobile operator, Vivo. The upgrade to Intec’s award-winning Inter-mediatE v6 and standardization on commodity hardware running Linux has generated a 90% savings in hardware upgrade expenses as well as future annual utility savings, while providing the processing headroom to support Vivo’s incredible growth.
Vivo, the former the joint venture of Portugal Telecom and Telefónica Móviles and now owned wholly by Spain’s Telefónica, has used Intec’s mediation technology since its inception in 2003. Vivo turned to Intec to address its processing capacity crisis, which was driven by its nearly 10-fold processing growth since the company’s 2003 launch. By upgrading to the latest version of Intec’s mediation technology, Vivo was able to leverage the latest low-cost hardware technology without compromising its processing performance. High-density blade hardware requires less cost to replace, less space, and less power to operate. Additionally, by standardising all of its regions and operations on Inter-mediatE v6, Vivo was able to reduce the overall application instances requiring maintenance and better utilise its skilled resources.
“Implementing blade technology reduced our anticipated costs of upgrading hardware by more than 65%, which was a huge savings,” noted Agenor Leão, Director of Business Relations and Solutions for Vivo. “Our data throughput exceeds our minimum requirements by 20% or more, with no concerns about being able to accommodate future volumes.”
This generous processing headroom is critical in today’s modern mobile service environment, and especially in Latin America, which is touted as the world’s fastest growing region in terms of mobile data traffic. As demand grows for smart handsets and the applications they enable, mobile content services are quickly becoming an integral part of every mobile operator’s offerings.
“The significant cost savings and performance increases Vivo will achieve with this latest upgrade further strengthens our long-term relationship with Vivo. By upgrading to Inter-mediate v6, which is the latest mediation technology available in the market, Vivo is well-positioned for unprecedented subscriber and service growth at minimal hardware cost, as well as to maintain its market-leading position,” said Ian Watterson, Vice President Americas, Intec.
Intec supplies solutions to over 60 of the world’s top 100 telecoms operators, with a vision to become the world’s most trusted supplier of BSS (Business Support Systems) solutions.
Intec’s many customers include: AT&T, Aircel, Asia Pacific Telecommunications, Best Buy, Bharti, Cable & Wireless, Celcom Axiata, China Mobile, China Unicom, Claro, Cox Communications, Deutsche Telekom, Digicel, Eircom, Exatel, France Telecom, Grameenphone, Hutchison 3G, Nextel, O2, Orange, Qualcomm, Reliance, SingTel Optus, T-Mobile, Talk Talk, TerreStar, Telefonica, Telekom Malaysia, Telecom New Zealand, US Cellular, Verizon, VimpelCom, Virgin Mobile, Vivo and Vodafone.
Intec works closely with its customers, many of whom have been with Intec since its inception, to provide the highest standards of performance, flexibility and robustness to help operators service their customers effectively and profitably.
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