DigitalRoute, a leading provider of mediation solutions for the communications industry, today announced that the Vienna based Telekom Austria Group, the leading communications provider in Central and Eastern Europe, has signed a framework agreement for use of DigitalRoute’s MediationZone product within the company. DigitalRoute’s MediationZone provides the Telekom Austria Group with a cost-effective and vendor independent solution that allows it to achieve self-sufficiency and, ultimately, to converge all its mediation solutions in a single platform.
“As costs associated with processing the usage data generated by around 23 million customers continue to increase, we had to focus on increasing our cost efficiency,” said Hans Pichler, Group Chief Technology Officer of the Telekom Austria Group. “DigitalRoute’s MediationZone is able to consolidate many existing mediation systems with a single platform, significantly reducing processing costs.”
Alongside the framework agreement, DigitalRoute and TAG are also announcing that A1 Telekom Austria’s fixed net business has now successfully migrated to the MediationZone platform. This deployment went live in the beginning of November 2012. Thanks to this success the Telekom Austria Group is now using DigitalRoute’s Solution Services Offering.
MediationZone is now already the mediation platform in five (Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Republic of Serbia and Republic of Macedonia) out of eight operating companies within the Telekom Austria Group. A groupwide rollout to the other companies within the footprint is planned.
“Cost-efficiency is one of the most significant competitive advantages MediationZone offers to customers,” said Jan Karlsson, chief executive officer, DigitalRoute. “MediationZone helps Telekom Austria Group create synergies across its organization to better manage online and offline in fixed and mobile mediation, reducing costs and improving the company’s ability to move data between systems.”
About the Telekom Austria Group
Telekom Austria Group (telekomaustria.com), listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since November 2000, is the leading communications provider in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 23 million customers across its markets of operations. The Group is currently operating in eight countries: Austria (A1), Slovenia (Si.mobil), Croatia (Vipnet), the Republic of Serbia (Vip mobile) and the Republic of Macedonia (Vip operator), Bulgaria (Mobiltel), Belarus (velcom) and Liechtenstein (mobilkom liechtenstein). The total market of the eight countries covers approximately 41 million inhabitants. The Group has roughly 16,450 employees, Group revenues were EUR 4.33 billion as of year-end 2012. Telekom Austria Group’s portfolio encompasses products and services of voice telephony, broadband Internet, multimedia services, data and IT solutions, wholesale as well as m-payment solutions.
DigitalRoute® (digitalroute.com) delivers a new approach to managing data. Our platform, MediationZone, empowers organizations to liberate the value hidden in their usage information via a unique approach that supports multiple mission-critical aspects of their business. DigitalRoute customers benefit from fewer integration points, reduced costs and flexible data management. Over 250 leading companies from around the globe are today actively using DigitalRoute technology to help meet their data management needs. DigitalRoute is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with regional offices in Gothenburg, Atlanta, and Kuala Lumpur. DigitalRoute is a venture-backed, privately held company.