VoluBill, a leading supplier of real-time charging, control and monitoring applications for VoIP, data, messaging and content services, has today announced it has signed an agreement to purchase assets relating to the Dynamic Charging Platform (DCP) product business from Intec Telecom Systems.
DCP is a leading real time charging and billing platform, with over 30 active customers globally. The DCP capabilities are perfectly complementary to VoluBill's existing Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and control technology and existing charging capabilities. The combination will enable VoluBill to offer an even more comprehensive "network to revenue" charging and control solution to Fixed and Mobile operators for any IP/NGN based service. This means that operators will no longer have the considerable challenge of dealing with the separation between the network and the BSS when deploying charging functions. VoluBill will offer a single solution that has a solid footing in the network and which provides the full suite of charging functions such as advanced rating, balance management, bundling, discounting and customer self care. Daisy-chaining multiple components, from multiple vendors with the associated integration costs and latency risks will be a burden of the past.
"This is a very exciting time for VoluBill. Being able to acquire a product of the calibre of DCP from Intec, one of the most credible companies in the industry, is a tremendously positive move for us," said John Aalbers, CEO of VoluBill. "Combine that with the long list of impressive customers, to whom we are committed to bringing a focused and dedicated service, and this all adds up to a great opportunity for VoluBill."
Along with the IPR, approximately 40 highly skilled DCP staff will transfer to VoluBill as well as over 30 active customer contracts. Intec and VoluBill will work together to provide a smooth transition for customers.
Aalbers continued, "This acquisition is about growth. We believe DCP is very relevant to the needs of both Mobile and Fixed operators today, and with VoluBill's focus the business will enjoy significant growth in the first year and beyond. With VoIP, data, messaging and content services now driving a large portion of operators' growth and with large scale WiMAX and IMS deployments gathering pace, DCP is the perfect technology to combine with our own to address the end to end charging and control requirements of these markets."