LHS Secures First Direct Customer Deal With Wataniya Telecom Algeria
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.”
“Having worked with Wataniya International in the past, we already knew what the implementation plan and timescale would be,” said Stefan Sieber, Chief Sales Officer at LHS. “We were able to accurately scope out the timeframe and processes needed by WTA for a successful installation, and we look forward to a close relationship.”
At the heart of BSCS 8.0 is the Rating Package component that provides real time balance management to authorise transactions against account balances and to trigger online discounts and alerts. It delivers end-to-end charging from the network and application interaction through to the billing and partner settlement across all mobile, fixed and IP networks.
LHS is a leading provider of telecom customer care and billing systems with more than 130 customers across the wireless, wireline, and IP telecom markets worldwide.
Our deep industry knowledge and world-class Business Support Systems are leading the race for convergence, supporting the complete range of business models across the mix of prepaid and post-paid services.
LHS builds innovative systems that enable our customers to introduce new services fast, helping drive revenues up, while keeping operational costs to a minimum. LHS was awarded “Best Billing or Customer Care Solution” by the GSM Association in Cannes and the IIR World Billing Awards for its "Overall Best Contribution to Billing" in London in 2005.
LHS is an independent software vendor (ISV) with headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, and solution centers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.