Intec, a global provider of business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS), today announced it has signed a deal with partner Indra, the leading multinational IT group in Spain, to supply its Intec Convergent Billing solution to R, the telecom cable operator in Galicia (Spain). R will deploy Intec's solution to bill all TV, voice and data services for its corporate and residential customers in North West Spain. The company will also use Intec Convergent Billing to support convergent billing for its new mobile post-paid services, which will be launched before the year's end.
Used by many of the world's biggest telecoms operators, Intec Convergent Billing is a fully convergent billing system designed to meet the present and future needs of wireless, wireline, MVNO and IP-based carriers. Intec Convergent Billing's comprehensive technology can bill for any kind of service or payment method including next-generation services such as VoIP or IPTV, and sophisticated multi-product bundles.
"Convergent billing has become an important aspect of R's business as it develops its portfolio of mobile and data services and expands its presence throughout Spain," explains Raquel Torres, IT Director at Indra. "Intec was singled out as one of the best OSS/Billing providers in the market, and their global experience and success was proof that they understand the mobile business and are capable of enabling operators to maximise their billable revenues. Intec's product in particular was selected for a number of reasons, including its flexibility and scalability. Another advantage the solution had over the competition was its ability to offer billing and invoicing capabilities for any customer type, from the most basic residential customer to large and complex corporate hierarchies, as well as for a broad and extensible range of services."
R offers television subscription services as well as voice and data services to residential and corporate customers. With Intec Convergent Billing, the operator can support billing, invoicing and accounts receivable processing for any of these services and to any customer type.
Through the use of a customer account model Intec Convergent Billing offers billing and invoicing capabilities and its expression-based charging engine supports a variety of charging scenarios, such as usage-based charging, service bundle charging, and multiple discounting. These flexible options are attractive to R, which manages a range of complex product packages for its customers, including many combining voice, data and TV and Internet services.
The solution can be customised and extended, allowing the customer to adapt the system as its business changes. By maintaining backward-compatibility of the core modules, R can also choose to benefit from new features through timely upgrades.
"R will offer mobile telephone services before the end of this year. This will allow the company to extend its existing voice services in a bid to attract more customers in Spain's competitive wireless market," added Raquel Torres. "We will continue to work closely with Intec's team to ensure that this and all other future mobile services are launched successfully with Intec Convergent Billing and that R is maximising all possible revenue opportunities with this solution."