London, 20 September 2007 – Intec, a global provider of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS), today announced it has signed a deal with partner Indra, the leading multinational IT group in Spain, to supply its Intec Convergent Billing solution to R, the telecom cable operator in Galicia (Spain). R will deploy Intec’s solution to bill all TV, voice and data services for its corporate and residential customers in North West Spain. The company will also use Intec Convergent Billing to support convergent billing for its new mobile post-paid services, which will be launched before the year’s end.
Used by many of the world’s biggest telecoms operators, Intec Convergent Billing is a fully convergent billing system designed to meet the present and future needs of wireless, wireline, MVNO and IP-based carriers. Intec Convergent Billing’s comprehensive technology can bill for any kind of service or payment method including next-generation services such as VoIP or IPTV, and sophisticated multi-product bundles.
“Convergent billing has become an important aspect of R’s business as it develops its portfolio of mobile and data services and expands its presence throughout Spain,” explains Raquel Torres, IT Director at Indra. “Intec was singled out as one of the best OSS/Billing providers in the market, and their global experience and success was proof that they understand the mobile business and are capable of enabling operators to maximise their billable revenues. Intec’s product in particular was selected for a number of reasons, including its flexibility and scalability. Another advantage the solution had over the competition was its ability to offer billing and invoicing capabilities for any customer type, from the most basic residential customer to large and complex corporate hierarchies, as well as for a broad and extensible range of services.”
R offers television subscription services as well as voice and data services to residential and corporate customers. With Intec Convergent Billing, the operator can support billing, invoicing and accounts receivable processing for any of these services and to any customer type.
Through the use of a customer account model Intec Convergent Billing offers billing and invoicing capabilities and its expression-based charging engine supports a variety of charging scenarios, such as usage-based charging, service bundle charging, and multiple discounting. These flexible options are attractive to R, which manages a range of complex product packages for its customers, including many combining voice, data and TV and Internet services.
Another benefit of Intec’s technology is its renowned flexibility. The solution can be customised and extended, allowing the customer to adapt the system as its business changes. By maintaining backward-compatibility of the core modules, R can also choose to benefit from new features through timely upgrades.
“R will offer mobile telephone services before the end of this year. This will allow the company to extend its existing voice services in a bid to attract more customers in Spain’s competitive wireless market,” added Raquel Torres. “We will continue to work closely with Intec’s team to ensure that this and all other future mobile services are launched successfully with Intec Convergent Billing and that R is maximising all possible revenue opportunities with this solution.”
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About R y Telecomunicaciones Galicia
R is a fiber-optic communications operator based in the state of Galicia in Spain. R's mission is to provide all Galician enterprises and households with the most advanced communications services today and prepare them for the next generation of multimedia and interactive services. Today, R offers telephony, broadband and multi-channel television across Galicia. The company plans to integrate mobile phone services in its global telecommunication portfolio by the end of 2007. Currently R has nearly 210,000 clients, of which 45,000 are enterprises and has the potential to deliver its services to more than 611,000 homes and enterprises. To date, the company has invested more than 562 million Euros to install fiber-optic networks in the principal Galician cities and communities and plans to bring its telecommunication services to another 45 communities before mid-2008.
For more information please visit www.mundo-r.com
Indra is the leading Spanish Information Technologies and Defence Systems company and one of the most important in the European market with revenues of more than 2,135 M€ (aggregate revenues as per IFRS). A solid technology base, permanent innovation, quality in processes and results, demanding management and the high degree of qualification of more than 21,000 professionals that work for the company are the pillars sustaining Indra’s success. Its ATM systems are a world benchmark at first level. With references in more than 80 countries on the five continents, approximately a third of the company’s annual revenues come from the international markets.
For more information about Indra visit www.indra.es
Intec supplies solutions to over 60 of the world’s top 100 telecoms carriers and is one of the world’s fastest growing major BSS/OSS (business and operations support systems) vendors. Intec’s 400 customers include AT&T, Cable & Wireless, The Carphone Warehouse (UK), China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Eircom (Ireland), France Telecom, Hutchison 3G, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, Vivo and Verizon. Intec works closely with its customers, many of whom have been with Intec since its inception, to provide the highest standards of performance, flexibility and robustness to help carriers service their customers effectively and profitably. Intec's comprehensive and expanding range of products, solutions and services includes:
• Retail billing and customer management
• Multi-service mediation and activation
• Inter-carrier billing settlements including US CABS and ITU-based settlement
• End-to-end content partner management
• Optimised wholesale routing and trading
• Real-time pre/post-paid mediation and charging
• Pre-integrated solutions for wholesale, wireless and core IMS charging functions
Founded in 1997, Intec is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ITL.L) and has over 1,700 staff and 31 offices in 25 countries. For more information, visit the Intec website at www.intecbilling.com.
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