Saudi Telecom awards LogicaCMG multi million euro messaging and payments deal
LogicaCMG has signed a new multi million euro contract with the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to implement its next generation (NG) messaging architecture providing advanced payment and text messaging capabilities.
Saudi Telecom will be deploying the IP-enabled next generation messaging platform elements of LogicaCMG's NG architecture such as the Pre-delivery Service Agent (PSA) and messaging nodes. These will increase the quality of service to STC's eight million subscribers.
The converged PSA billing solution being implemented enables STC to charge for all current and next generation data services, including SMS and MMS. It can handle real-time billing of content such as ringtones and logos ensuring maximum revenue. The PSA system will process up to 1,400 transactions per second, improving performance and reliability for Saudi Telecom's prepaid services, especially important for highly interactive services like SMS TV voting.
LogicaCMG supplies messaging and billing solutions to 250 operators in over 70 countries. These solutions serve over 500 million active mobile phone subscribers. Formed in 2002 through the merger of Logica and CMG, the company employs around 21,000 staff in offices across 34 countries. Headquartered in Europe, LogicaCMG is listed on both the London and Amsterdam stock exchanges. — (menareport.com)
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