Banglalink, one of Bangladesh's leading mobile phone operators has entered into a five year agreement with Ericsson to upgrade its charging system, including IN expansion, consulting and systems integration services, as well as support.
The upgraded charging system will enable Banglalink to offer subscribers new and innovative value added services.
Banglalink's upgraded solution will feature geographical redundancy, meaning that it will remain functional in the event of any natural disasters or network outages.
To date, more than 90 percent of Bangladesh's mobile subscribers belong to the prepaid segment. "This is why we wanted to get a powerful unified, consolidated and standard solution that provides us with a competitive edge in prepaid services," says Mohammed Osman, Acting CEO and Chief Financial Officer of Banglalink. "This upgrade will also make it easier for us to adopt a convergent prepaid and postpaid billing system in the future. More importantly, it gives us the ability to quickly launch new value added products and services."
By integrating the Ericsson OSS Navigator with the Ericsson Charging System, Banglalink will benefit from more effective network monitoring and improved service aware network management. It will also have access to a combination of business and network data that will provide a holistic overview of end users and network efficiency. As a result, Banglalink will be able to develop innovative subscriber plans based on end user behaviors and network capabilities.
Per Henrik Nielsen, President of Ericsson Bangladesh, says, "We are pleased to provide Banglalink with a robust charging system that will help bring more innovative services to its subscribers. We are also confident that this upgrade to the charging system will strengthen Banglalink's relationships with its customers."