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Azure, the telecoms revenue assurance company, today announced the appointment of Jamie Stone as director of corporate clients.

Jamie has over 20 years sales and client management experience in the IT and telecoms sectors. He will be responsible for managing Azure’s ongoing major corporate relationships, including BT.

Jamie joins Azure from ADC Software where he was VP EMEA. Prior to that he was client director for Portal Software, where he managed the company’s major client relationships. Jamie has also had significant telecoms sales experience working as global account director at Cable & Wireless and DIGITAL Equipment Corp. He has also held sales positions at Ericsson Sweden and Mercury Communications.

John Cronin, CEO of Azure, said: “We’re delighted that Jamie has joined Azure. He has a great understanding of the telecom and software issues facing operators. We hope to use his experience to further our successful ongoing corporate relationships with our major clients such as BT.”

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.

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About Azure (

Azure is one of the world’s leading revenue assurance companies with offices in London, Ipswich, Stockholm and Hong Kong. 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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