has been awarded a contract by Bharti to supply India''s
first nationwide single vendor Intelligent Network (IN)
solution and prepaid system to provide functionality such
as realtime cost and spending control. The agreement covers
all of Bharti''s existing and soon to be launched mobile
systems in India.
Following the recent Managed Services contract with Ericsson,
this deal further reinforces the long-term partnership
between the companies covering infrastructure as well
as telecom services. The Intelligent Network and charging
solution for Bharti is part of an end-to-end solution
from Ericsson, where consulting and systems integration
services make it all work seamlessly in Bharti''s existing
and Ericsson are today taking another step in strengthening
the partnership between our two companies, enabling a
faster and seamless roll-out of market leading voice and
data services. Ericsson''s Intelligent Network based charging
solution will enable Bharti to offer converged services
to its post and prepaid subscribers in the near future,"
says Jan Campbell, head of Ericsson market unit India.
this agreement Bharti will benefit from a single vendor
''all India'' prepaid service with a consistent feature
set and timely implementation of products and features
across India," says Manoj Kohli, president-mobility,
Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd. "The cooperation with Ericsson
providing unique bonus and promotion features, comprehensive
data charging components and ease of integration will
ensure that we maintain and increase our leadership in
the Indian prepaid market."
is the world leader in Charging System/PrePaid System,
with 100 customers across 70 countries using Ericsson
solutions. Globally, a substantial share of mobile prepaid
users totaling more than 130 million subscribers are connected
to Ericsson Charging Systems.
Over 250 customers in more than 90 countries have adopted
Ericsson''s Intelligent Network solutions with over 500
applications deployed worldwide.