Redknee Provides Turnkey Converged Billing Platform To Support Wireless, Fixed And Broadband Service Provider
TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - Redknee (TSX: RKN), a leading global provider of business-critical software and solutions for communications service providers, announced today that a leading communications service provider in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) has signed a multi-million dollar contract for Redknee's Turnkey Converged Billing ("TCB") solution. This solution enables the operator to manage its wireless, fixed, and broadband services with a complete converged billing solution, providing a seamless triple-play experience to its subscribers. It is anticipated that more than half of the revenue from this contract win will be recognized in fiscal 2009.
By consolidating its billing and customer relationship management (CRM) systems onto one converged platform, the operator is able to provide a unified experience to multi-service subscribers, enable cross service bundles and promotions, as well as facilitate simpler payment options. Furthermore, through a unified CRM solution, significant improvements can be made in the subscriber service experience, allowing the operator to fulfill its mission of providing the best customer experience to their consumer and corporate subscribers.
"We are proud to announce this strategic contract. It further validates our product platform, and demonstrates our continued ability to gain market share in the converged billing space." said Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO at Redknee. "Moreover, we believe that by addressing billing requirements of the growing list of multi-play service providers, Redknee significantly expands its future market opportunities globally."
Redknee's TCB solution supports all types of access technologies - including wireless, satellite, WiMAX, wireline and broadband. It addresses the industry's requirements to evolve legacy billing systems beyond the traditional model, and delivers a functionally-rich platform that extends well beyond basic rating and billing functionalities. The solution enables operators to differentiate service offerings in competitive markets and deliver the full benefits of a truly converged solution to help service providers improve their revenues. This includes improvements in the overall subscriber service experience - from storefront, through provisioning, real-time rating and charging, billing and customer care, to providing the tools that allow for fast and flexible pricing, cross-service bundling and launching of individualized promotions and new services.
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Redknee is a leading global provider of innovative communication software products, solutions and services. Redknee's award-winning solutions enable operators to monetize the value of each subscriber transaction while personalizing the subscriber experience to meet mainstream, niche and individual market segment requirements. Redknee's revenue generating solutions provide advanced converged billing, rating, charging and policy for voice, messaging and new generation data services to over 70 network operators in over 50 countries. Established in 1999, Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX: RKN) is the parent of the wholly-owned operating subsidiary Redknee Inc. and its various subsidiaries. References to Redknee refer to the combined operations of those entities. For more information, visit www.redknee.com.
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