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Media alert 22 October 2004


Azure, the revenue assurance and management company, will be presenting at Allocating Costs & Calculating Profitability in Telecoms, the telecoms finance conference, taking place at the Strand Palace Hotel, London, between Monday 29 November and Thursday 2 December 2004.

David Halliday, director of margin management at Azure, will be hosting an afternoon session at the conference on Wednesday 1 December at 4.20pm entitled: “Calculating the interconnect charges and call quality of different routing methods to optimise call costs”. In the session, David will assess the strategic options for operators to reduce interconnect costs and techniques to evaluate different call routes to achieve optimum costs and quality.

Research in 2003 from leading telecoms analysts, Analysys, estimated that operator revenue leakage was 13.7 per cent of turnover. Azure has re-commissioned this survey and will presenting the latest results at the workshop and every attendee will be entitled to a free copy of the research.

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.

For further information regarding the event, please e-mail


About Azure (
Azure is one of the world’s leading revenue assurance companies with offices in London, Ipswich, Madrid and Hong Kong. Its portfolio includes Interconnect Billing, Fraud Management, Mediation Management, 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.

Azure was spun out of BT in April 2003 and is backed by the technology venturing partnership, NVP Brightstar, created in February 2003. NVP Brightstar has been created by BT Brightstar, formerly part of BT’s technology and IT operations division, BT Exact; Coller Capital, the UK-based global private equity investment manager; and New Venture Partners, the US-based venture capital firm.

Further information
Alex Crawshaw / Jonathan Rosemont / Ged Carroll, Pirate Communications
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