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‘What every CEO and CFO should know about revenue assurance’

Azure, the telecoms revenue assurance company, will be presenting at the Nordic Telecoms Forum, which takes place at the Hilton Stockholm Infra City Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden, between 8-10 September 2003.

John Cronin, CEO of Azure will be presenting a session entitled “What every CEO and CFO should know about revenue assurance” at 3:40pm on 8 September 2003. Revenue leakage has been estimated at between 9-16 per cent of total revenue for some operators. This session aims to highlight the rapidly increasing importance of revenue assurance and examines how operators can protect and grow existing revenue.

Azure’s principal objective is to enable communications operators worldwide to reduce losses and safeguard profits from malicious and unintentional revenue leakage. It offers a range of revenue assurance products and services including; Interconnect Accounting, Fraud Management, Event Integrity, Mediation Management and Route Optimisation.

Azure is backed by the recently launched technology venturing partnership, NVP Brightstar, created in February this year. NVP Brightstar has been created by BT Brightstar, formerly part of BT’s research and technology business, BT Exact; Coller Capital, the UK-based global private equity investment manager; and New Venture Partners, the US-based venture capital firm.


About Azure (
Azure is one of the world’s leading revenue assurance companies with offices in London, Adastral Park (near Ipswich, UK), Frankfurt, Paris, Stockholm, Singapore and Kuala Lumpar. Its portfolio includes Interconnect Billing, Fraud Management, Mediation Software, Event Integrity and Route Optimisation. Azure provides individual products or complete revenue assurance solutions using a common platform and any combination of products that a customer might need. Customers can choose a system that they own and operate themselves or a bureau that Azure manages on their behalf. Amongst Azure’s customers are PTTs, mobile operators, national operators, carrier’s carrier and cable TV companies; Azure has significant carrier experience and understands the problems faced by all these operators. The company’s heritage is based on the fundamental technology and skills developed whilst in BT in the early 1990’s with many of the world-class technical experts remaining at Azure today.

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