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Azure, the telecoms revenue assurance company, will be presenting and exhibiting at the Combating Telecom Fraud in Asia Summit 2003 and the Asia Pacific Prepaid Mobile Forum, which take place at the Conrad Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, between 28-30 October 2003.


Dave Woods, director of fraud control services at Azure, will be presenting a session entitled “Interconnect & roaming fraud – identifying and overcoming inter carrier / interconnect fraud” at 14:05 on 28 October 2003. With worldwide telecoms fraud losses estimated at billion annually ; this session aims to identify and measure interconnection fraud, provide tips on preventing international roaming fraud, and examine the latest developments to combat roaming fraud in GPRS (global packet radio systems) and 3G (third generation) mobile environments.


Azure will also be hosting a full-day workshop on 30 October 2003. Dave Woods and Martin Browne, executive director at Azure, will be running a session entitled “Determining strategies for managing interconnection revenue leakage” to define causes of interconnect revenue leakage, examine causes of interconnect fraud and abuse and identify the impact that IP and content will have on future interconnect strategies.


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 events@azuresolutions.com to register your interest and arrange a time.


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About Azure (www.azuresolutions.com)

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


David Pincott/ Ged Carroll/ Alex Crawshaw, Pirate Communications


Tel: +44 20 7760 7050


david@piratecomms.com/ged@piratecomms.com/alex@piratecomms.com



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