Vodafone Egypt to deploy Ericsson mobile broadband charging

Vodafone Egypt will deploy Ericsson Mobile Broadband Charging (MBC).

Ericsson’s charging solution, which allows mobile users to personalize both prepaid and postpaid data usage plans in real time, is expected to provide up to 10 million users with data options and on-demand subscriptions.

The telecom equipment vendor says the MBC solution will be integrated into the operator’s existing Ericsson Charging System.

The solution is already implemented for Vodafone Egypt’s prepaid data users.

Vodafone Egypt will benefit from the charging solution as its subscriber base is expected to top 10 million data users in 2014.


“Mobile users do not want to be left without access to mobile data after they unknowingly reach their data limits. Ericsson’s innovative solution gives us the flexibility to offer consumers immediate top-ups without penalties,” said Abdelfattah Mabrouk, charging & mediation head of Department at Vodafone Egypt.

Ericsson says the new business support solution (BSS) gives subscribers the option of buying daily service packages and data plans and to set up automatic bundle renewal upon depletion of an assigned quota or time.

In addition, MBC provides an alert feature, which allows users to see the percentage of the current data plan that has been consumed, allowing them time to buy more data if necessary.

“In the transition to what we call the Networked Society, where everything is connected in real time, consumers are rapidly adopting smartphones and relying on them for everyday activities. MBC helps these subscribers to utilize data plans that suit their needs,” said Anders Lindblad, president of Ericsson, Region Middle East.

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