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Nokia Siemens Networks wins convergent charging deal with Guangdong Telecom in China


Espoo, Munich, Beijing.-Guangdong Telecom, a China Telecom subsidiary, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks charge@once solution for its upcoming convergent charging needs. The deal will enable Guangdong Telecom to pave way for the flexible charging of mobile services it intends to launch in the future. With the deal the operator also takes a step forward in fixed-mobile convergence.

The charge@once convergent online charging solution for voice and data will enable Guangdong Telecom to provide prepaid and postpaid online charging for its future mobile, Personal Handyphone System (PHS) and data subscribers. The solution will also allow the operator greater flexibility in tariff policy and marketing strategies, and shorten time-to-market for new services.

“We are pleased to announce our first convergent charging contract with Guangdong Telecom and thus with China Telecom,” said Joseph O’Konek, Head of Business Support Systems Business Line, Operations and Business Software, Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our industry-leading online charging solutions are helping operators around the world to progress to new business models, and we look forward to helping Guangdong Telecom do the same.”

Nokia Siemens Networks will integrate the solution into Guangdong Telecom’s network and support every stage of the solution lifecycle while improving operational efficiency. The system is expected to be ready for a pre-commercial pilot in November this year. Nokia Siemens Networks has a vast knowledge base and a successful track record of integration capability and successfully delivers hundreds of systems integration projects worldwide every year.

Nokia Siemens Networks creates OSS/BSS multi-vendor software solutions for charging, service management and network management to improve operators’ business performance. The company is a significant player in the OSS/BSS market with more than 600 network management customers and more than 280 service management installations. Nokia Siemens Networks is the number 1 prepaid and charging supplier serving more than 400 million online customers. More than 200 operators use our leading-edge charging and care solutions.


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