Mobitel Nigeria Deploys FTS Express to Provide Flexible and Scalable Billing

FTS Implemented Billing & Policy Control System to Drive Mobitel's Further Growth

Sep 20, 2011, 03:00 ET from FTS

MANAGEMENT WORLD AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

FTS, a global provider of billing, customer care and policy control solutions for communications and content service providers, today announced that Mobitel Nigeria has deployed its FTS express™ solution to provide a telecom billing platform that can support Mobitel as it grows its customer base.

Mobitel is a wireless and wireline communication services provider, which has the goal of becoming Africa's most successful 4G network. The company offers a comprehensive range of services by using cutting-edge technologies and providing the platform of choice for seamlessly integrating the tools for a modern lifestyle. FTS express enables Mobitel to quickly introduce new services to its customer base.

The implementation process was managed by a global provider of turnkey next-generation networks solutions which acted as the systems integrator for the project.   The FTS team worked in conjunction with Mobitel and the systems integrator to ensure that the deployment of the solution was quick, simple and efficient.

FTS express is a highly affordable, easy-to-deploy billing product that has been specifically designed for entry-level ISPs, VoIP, MVNO, LTE, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, and IPTV operations who want a flexible solution that provides the foundation for future growth and expansion. The all-in-one product offers online charging, billing, AAA, balance management, customer care, interconnect, policy control and more.

Mobitel has deployed FTS express to charge and bill for its range of broadband, VoIP and WiMAX services, as well as to enable the new services to be easily launched. In addition, using FTS express' business rules engine and policy control functionality, Mobitel is able to dynamically change the subscriber's bandwidth, based on his quota and financial status.

"We will be experiencing fast growth over the next few years as we increase the range of services we offer to our customers," said Mr. Johnson Salako, CEO at Mobitel. "The FTS express solution fits in perfectly with our requirements as it can both grow with us and enable us to launch those new services quickly."

The flexibility and breadth of functionality that FTS express offers enable customers to start with core modules and add further components as their business grows, including expanding it to become a fully-fledged, customized billing and customer care solution, with no changes to procedures and interfaces.

"The cost-effective nature of the solution, coupled with the ability to quickly and easily add extra components, makes FTS express the perfect solution for carriers such as Mobitel Nigeria," said Amos Sivan, CEO, FTS. "Africa is a hotbed of service innovation and the choice of billing system will either support or restrict that. FTS express has been created to support and enable this innovation."

About Mobitel Nigeria

Mobitel is a pioneering provider of telecommunications services in Nigeria. Wholly acquired by a consortium lead by Omni Ventures in 2008, Mobitel offers fixed and wireless voice, data and value-added services focusing on small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and high-end consumers across Nigeria. Mobitel maintains nationwide frequency spectrum allocations and a set of licenses that can be converted into a unified access service license. Powered by leading-edge WiMAX technology and a rigorously engineered network enabling the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective solutions, Mobitel provides a tailored service offering through an innovative sales-channel and customer-care strategy. http://www.mobitel.com.ng/.  

About FTS

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/.

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