LHS Wins Billing Deals

Aktel and Wataniya Telecom Algeria selects LHS's BSCS 8 customer care and rating solution

July 21, 2005

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LONDON -- LHS today announces that Aktel, one of the leading mobile operators in Bangladesh and member of the Telekom Malaysia communications group, has installed BSCS 8 customer care and rating solution to replace its previous legacy billing system. The new billing solution will allow Aktel to launch new services including MMS and wireless Internet connection via GPRS.

Aktel plans to offer subscribers multi-media content via SMS. BSCS 8 will enable Aktel to bill its users for downloadable content services such as ring tones, picture messages and games. Aktel will also be launching banking facilities and location-based services across its subscriber base.

BSCS 8 will allow Aktel to launch more marketing promotions and special tariff deals to its subscribers. Under the ‘Friend and Family Talk Plan’, for example, users will be able to nominate any three Aktel numbers for reduced call charges.

“We were looking for a billing solution that would enable us to deliver easy-to-understand tariff structures and targeted promotions to our customers,” commented Vijay Watson, chief operating officer, Aktel Bangladesh. “BSCS 8 from LHS enables us to launch any new services and will make it easier for our customers to benefit from promotions and flexible payment options.”

In a separate release:

FRANKFURT -- LHS today announced that it has signed its first direct deal with Wataniya Telecom Algerie (WTA). LHS installed its customer care and billing solution, BSCS 8.0 that will support WTA’s rating and billing strategy rollout for its brand new network in Algeria.

LHS had a deadline of three months to complete the installation. A specialist project management team was dedicated to ensure the system went live within the deadline. The project was in time and budget. In a second phase, WTA is considering the implementation of the LHS Service Data Point eXtension (SDPX) to provide customers with online voice, data and content charging.

“LHS was our first choice as Wataniya has already successfully implemented BSCS 7.0 for partner networks in Kuwait and Tunisia,” commented Rene Patoine, CEO at Nedjma Algeria. “BSCS 8.0 has the scalability we need to quickly launch and grow our business and the pre- postpaid functionality within the system fulfils the requirements of our long term strategy for the Algerian market.”

LHS Holding GmbH & Co. KG

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