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London, United Kingdom, 2006/06/07 - Azure Solutions, the revenue-assurance company, today announced that Telenor Pakistan is to implement Azure Interconnect version 9.0 for its GSM services.
In addition, Telenor Pakistan will be upgrading its existing Azure Interconnect system for its long distance international (LDI) services.
Telenor acquired a license for providing GSM services in Pakistan in April 2004 and commercially launched services in Islamabad, Rawlpindi and Karachi in March 2005. Its GSM mobile network is now available in 286 destinations and is the fastest growing network in Pakistan. Such has been the rapid growth of the network that Telenor required an effective interconnect billing solution.
Azure Interconnect version 9.0 allows operators to analyse call data, bill more accurately and verify interconnect traffic between themselves and other network partners. Combining proven high-volume carrier grade functionality with rich features and next-generation settlement functions, Azure Interconnect version 9.0 provides operators with a flexible and effective platform to manage complex interconnect agreements.
Ahmad Sayed, sales director at Azure Solutions in South Asia & Middle East, said: "This new implementation is a further endorsement of Azure's Interconnect product and our ongoing customer relationship with the Telenor group. Azure Interconnect version 9.0 will now enable Telenor Pakistan to further maximise its revenues and deliver greater services to its customers."
Azure recently announced that it is to merge with Subex Systems to create Subex Azure Limited, the world's largest vendor in the telecoms revenue maximisation market. The merger is due to be completed in June 2006.
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, Melbourne and Mexico City. Azure's end-to-end revenue-assurance product portfolio for current-generation networks includes Data Integrity, Wholesale and Interconnect Billing, International Settlements, Fraud Management, Mediation Management, Translation and Rating, Event Integrity and Route Optimisation. Over the last 12 months Azure has launched Azure Inter-Party Management, Azure Fraud Control System and Azure Certo 2 as the first products 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 80 customers in 32 countries 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, Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures and Intel Capital.
Azure won the 'Best Revenue-Assurance Project' award at the World Billing Awards 2005 in London, and 'Most Promising Company' at the TeleStrategies Billing & OSS World Excellence Awards 2005 in Philadelphia.
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