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Azure, the revenue assurance company, today announced it has appointed Norbert Holst as sales director for central and eastern Europe.

Norbert brings eight years of IT and telecoms-sales experience to Azure as it continues to build upon its sales success.

Norbert joins Azure from Amdocs, a provider of billing solutions to the telecommunications industry, where he was a sales director and responsible for Amdocs Clarify CRM business with customer-service provider accounts and prospects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Norbert received Amdocs’ Outstanding Achievement Award in 2002.

Prior to Amdocs, Norbert also held senior sales positions at Nortel Networks, Hewlett-Packard and Dell Computers. As a global account manager at Dell Computers he developed business with Deutsche Bank from zero revenue to a double-digit million USD global account.

Martin Kammer, VP global sales at Azure, said: “I am delighted to welcome Norbert to Azure. He has exceptional sales experience and will undoubtedly add significant value to Azure at a time when revenue assurance is becoming increasingly important to operators. We hope to utilise Norbert’s experience to further push Azure’s portfolio across central and eastern Europe.”


About Azure (
Azure is one of the world’s leading revenue assurance companies. It is headquartered in London, with people in Ipswich UK, Colorado, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore and Sydney. Azure’s solutions include End-to-End Revenue Assurance, Interconnect Billing, International Settlements, Security and 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 1990s 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 New Venture Partners (

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