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‘Neutralising revenue losses resulting from internal and external fraud’

Azure, the telecoms revenue assurance company, will be presenting at The 2003 Revenue Assurance Forum, which takes place at the Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow, London, between 22-23 September 2003.

Martin Browne, executive director of Azure, will be presenting a session entitled “Neutralising revenue losses resulting from internal and external fraud” at 11:15am on 23 September 2003. It has been estimated that annually $40 billion is lost worldwide due to telecoms fraud ; this session will show how to collect usage-based data from a network accurately, analyse trend patterns across service delivery platforms and minimise financial loss from fraud whilst maintaining a positive image.

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 was 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.

Should you wish to meet Azure at the event, please e-mail to register your interest and arrange a time.

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.

Further information

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