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Ericsson to supply convergent charging and billing solution to Libya’s Al-Madar


Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is to provide Al-Madar Al-Jadid, Libya’s leading mobile operator with a convergent charging and billing solution that will enable its mobile subscribers to enjoy benefits such as flexible tariffs and full control of costs, bonuses and rewards. Ericsson will also supply related systems integration services.

Abdulkhalek Ashuor, General Manager of Al-Madar Al-Jadid, says: “We’ve worked with Ericsson since 1995 and we trust that their competence in the revenue-management area and experience of delivering complex convergent charging and billing projects will allow us to enhance our service offering to our customers at an efficient cost and with faster time to market. We are looking forward to introducing this new and flexible platform”.

Rafiah Ibrahim, President of Ericsson in Northern Africa, says: “Ericsson’s innovative solution enables service providers to control their revenue streams. Millions of subscribers are charged and billed through our solutions and now we are delighted that Libyan users will benefit as well.”

Through this convergent charging and billing solution, the operator is able to offer seamless services across all end-user segments, something that was not possible with previous billing systems.
The solution provides a single revenue management solution for all subscribers and services and includes key features such as discount and promotion handling, real-time rating, segmentation, pricing and promotions.

For consumers and business users, convergent charging and billing provides full control over all communications costs as users have one point of contact and a single invoice for all their services and gives users access to the services they want independent of their subscription type, as well as the ability to pay however they choose. Convergent charging and billing provides end-users with real-time information on their spending and credit level, so that they will never spend more than they intend to. End users can also be kept fully update on their bundled minutes, bonuses and rewards.
This is a one-year contract and Al-Madar Al-Jadid is expected to launch the new services in 2010.

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