Mobitel Nigeria deploys FTS Express to offer scalable billing


FTS, a global provider of billing, customer care and
policy control solutions for communications and content service providers,
announced that Mobitel Nigeria has deployed its FTS express solution to provide
a telecom billing platform that can support Mobitel as it grows its customer


Mobitel is a wireless and wireline communication services
provider, which has the goal of becoming Africa’s most successful 4G network.
The company offers a comprehensive range of services by using cutting-edge
technologies and providing the platform of choice for seamlessly integrating
the tools for a modern lifestyle. FTS express enables Mobitel to quickly
introduce new services to its customer base.


The implementation process was managed by a global
provider of turnkey next-generation networks solutions which acted as the
systems integrator for the project.  The FTS team worked in conjunction
with Mobitel and the systems integrator to ensure that the deployment of the
solution was quick, simple and efficient.


FTS express is a highly
affordable, easy-to-deploy billing product that has been specifically designed
for entry-level ISPs, VoIP, MVNO, LTE, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, and IPTV operations who
want a flexible solution that provides the foundation for future growth and
expansion. The all-in-one product offers online charging, billing, AAA, balance
management, customer care, interconnect, policy control and more.


Mobitel has deployed FTS
express to charge and bill for its range of broadband, VoIP and WiMAX services,
as well as to enable the new services to be easily launched.


In addition, using FTS express’ business rules engine and
policy control functionality, Mobitel is able to dynamically change the
subscriber’s bandwidth, based on his quota and financial status.


“We will be experiencing fast growth over the next
few years as we increase the range of services we offer to our customers,”
said Johnson Salako, CEO at Mobitel.


“The FTS express solution fits in perfectly with our
requirements as it can both grow with us and enable us to launch those new
services quickly,” Salako added.


The flexibility and breadth of functionality that FTS
express offers enable customers to start with core modules and add further
components as their business grows, including expanding it to become a
fully-fledged, customized billing and customer care solution, with no changes
to procedures and interfaces.


“The cost-effective nature of the solution, coupled
with the ability to quickly and easily add extra components, makes FTS express
the perfect solution for carriers such as Mobitel Nigeria. Africa is a hotbed
of service innovation and the choice of billing system will either support or
restrict that. FTS express has been created to support and enable this
innovation,” said Amos Sivan, CEO, FTS.


FTS recently announced that it has been selected by
a Western European content provider to implement its Leap Billing, a
comprehensive end-to-end billing and customer care solution.


The service provider offers innovative content services
combining Video on Demand (VoD) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. It
needed a billing partner that is able to successfully support these new
services as well as offer state-of-the-art billing solutions.



By Team