March 06, 2007
Comverse, a subsidiary of Comverse Technology, Inc. and the world's leading supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services, today announced that the Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the country’s dominant telecommunications carrier, and SMART, its wholly owned subsidiary operating a nationwide cellular network, selected Comverse Kenan® FX to be their consolidated core billing platform for fixed, mobile and convergent services.
“This is a convergent billing system that is capable of supporting multiple network platforms will help ensure that PLDT and SMART are well positioned to meet changing market demands and to capitalize on new evolving business opportunities ahead of us,” said Napoleon L. Nazareno, President and CEO of Smart and PLDT. “As a consolidated system capable of supporting next generation services, the Comverse Kenan FX framework will enable us to continue to differentiate ourselves with superior customer service and innovative solutions. In addition, this approach provides a more cost-effective way to serve our customers, today and in the future.”
Optimized for the converging communications market, the modular Kenan FX framework provides an advanced set of customer lifecycle management software solutions — from ordering and activation to charging and payments — supporting a host of fixed, mobile and interactive communication services. Kenan FX is widely deployed around the globe delivering an impressive return on investment (ROI) to its clients.
“Comverse is committed to helping SMART and PLDT succeed in a new era of convergence, leveraging our advanced billing solutions to support all networks, services and payment methods enabling SMART and PLDT to manage multiple services across the entire customer lifecycle,” said Yaron Tchwella, President of Comverse.
Kenan FX is part of Comverse’s billing portfolio, which allows operators to increase market agility and improve operational efficiency. Comverse billing solutions support multiple services, networks and payment types, allowing businesses to build revenues and loyalty by providing customers with choice, convenience and control.
“We have been serving SMART, one of the world’s busiest SMS networks, with Comverse’s SMS solution. We are very pleased to extend our business relationship to include the strategic billing domain and look forward to supporting their continued success,” added Eitan Achlow, President of Comverse APAC.
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