Management World Africa | Johannesburg, South Africa | September 20, 2011: FTS, a global provider of billing, customer care and policy control solutions for communications and content service providers, today 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 base.
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 Mr. 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.”
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,” said Amos Sivan, CEO, FTS. “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.”