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Azure Solutions, the revenue-assurance company, and KPN, the Dutch telecoms operators, have won the ‘Best Revenue-Assurance Project’ award at the World Billing Awards 2005, which took place in London on 6 April 2005.

A panel of industry experts evaluated numerous company nominations and Azure and KPN were awarded ‘Best Revenue-Assurance Project’ based on the work the two companies did to implement an enterprise-wide revenue-assurance system across KPN’s fixed network in the Netherlands.

Hugh Roberts, consultant director of BSS/OSS events at IIR Telecoms and chairman of the judging panel, said: "We introduced the ‘Best Revenue-Assurance/Revenue-Management Project’ award this year not only as a reflection of the increasing role that revenue assurance is playing in delivering operational effectiveness, but also to increase awareness of this amongst the wider service provider community. We were delighted that the competition in this new category was so fierce. That KPN and Azure came out as winners is an acknowledgment of their success in deploying a holistic revenue-assurance solution across the entire operation."

John Cronin, president and CEO of Azure Solutions, said: “It is a great honour to win this award as it is further validation of our revenue-assurance platform and methodology. Revenue assurance will continue to be an issue for operators worldwide. The KPN project shows when managed effectively revenue assurance makes a significant impact on an operator’s business.”

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About Azure Solutions (
Azure Solutions is the world’s largest revenue-assurance company. It is headquartered in London, with people in Westminster (Colorado), Ipswich, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne. Azure’s solutions for current -generation networks include End-to-End Revenue Assurance, Interconnect Billing, International Settlements, Fraud Management, Mediation Management, Event Integrity and Route Optimisation. Azure has launched Azure Inter-Party Management as the first product in its next-generation portfolio. 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. Azure has over 60 customers across the world comprising 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 can be traced back to BT in the early 1990s.

Azure was spun out of BT in April 2003 and is backed by New Venture Partners (

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