Vodafone Germany Selects and Deploys Amdocs to Modernize Mediation System

Amdocs Mediation will enable Vodafone Germany to manage large data volumes following growth in smartphone use and forthcoming launch of high-bandwidth LTE services

Mar 29, 2011, 06:00 ET from Amdocs

ST. LOUIS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amdocs (NYSE: DOX), the leading provider of customer experience systems (CES), today announced that Vodafone Germany has deployed Amdocs Mediation 8.  Amdocs Mediation will enable Vodafone Germany to process large data volumes and, by moving to a Linux-based system, reduce hardware costs. Vodafone Germany is the largest service provider in Europe, serving nearly 35 million subscribers with mobile, fixed and broadband Internet services.

Using Amdocs Mediation 8, Vodafone Germany will be able to process more than 400 million data network events per day and easily scale to support three times that amount. The solution collects and processes network usage events for billing purposes. In a single system, Amdocs Mediation handles all service types (voice, data or content), payment plans (prepaid or postpaid, fixed or content-based billing) and processing modes (real time or batch).

"The deployment of Amdocs Mediation 8 meets another milestone in our strategy to modernize and simplify operations," said Klaus Lange, director IT Operations at Vodafone Germany. "With a system that delivers high mediation performance on low-cost hardware, we can support increasing data volumes as smartphone usage continues to grow, while reducing total cost of system ownership."

"To maintain its position as a leading services innovator, Vodafone Germany is looking for a system that will enable them to launch new offerings rapidly and efficiently," said Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president of products and solutions at Amdocs. "With out-of-the-box functionality, Amdocs Mediation 8 will enable Vodafone Germany to quickly introduce emerging, network technologies and services and help assure revenues as data usage increase."

HP was the prime systems integrator for the current project. Vodafone Germany shares a long-standing relationship with Amdocs and has deployed Amdocs business and operational support systems (B/OSS). Amdocs OSS was recently selected by Vodafone Germany to support the rollout of its 4G LTE (long term evolution) mobile network.

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