Telenor Group today announced that it is going to deploy a new, cross-border unified billing platform in three countries covering 60 million subscribers.
To be built and maintained by Huawei this new common solution for billing and charging will be deployed for three business units in Telenor Group, Telenor Pakistan, DiGi (Malaysia) and DTAC (Thailand).
A Telenor official told ProPakistani that billing and charging solutions for all Telenor subsidiaries were independent and outsourced by different vendors before this newly announced implementation.
Earlier the billing systems were built while keeping different regulatory environments in mind and specifically tailored for one single market. However, this new solution will incorporate all regulatory frameworks for different regions, minifying cost and bringing ease in adaptability. “It will help standardize the work procedures”, he added.
“This is innovation at the very core of a telecommunications company. It’s a strategic requirement to build flexible systems for billing and charging in an environment where business models are constantly changing. In the future, operators will need to find inventive ways of packaging the new data-based services in a way that consumers find attractive. Our ability to quickly adapt to changing customer needs and find ways to leverage on our cross-border competencies and size deliver direct competitive advantage,” says Hilde Tonne, Executive Vice President, Group Industrial Development, Telenor Group.
Telenor Group, for implementation of this system signed a global frame agreement with Huawei. In some markets, the implementation phase will be conducted by a third-party system integrator.