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Ericsson Disruptive to Enable MTN Networked Society


The Swedish networking giant, Ericsson and MTN, telecommunication provider has come under a significant multi-year MoU to implement, support and manage Ericsson’s Order to Cash suite. This solution enables MTN to comprehensively standardize the customer experience of its products and services in all the markets.

Underlining the agreement, Ericsson will be responsible to deploy Ericsson Multi Activation and Ericsson Multi Mediation charging systems into all legacy infrastructures of MTN networks, enabling customers to activate new services more efficiently and to better monitor their data cost and usage. It will also leverage MTN to respond more efficiently to customer related complaints.

Ericsson’s Managed Services will allow for an agile launch of services, thus increasing MTN’s capacity for innovation and speed that are essential for a sustainable and successful business differentiation.

Commenting on the new alliance, Jyoti Desai, Group CTIO MTN said, the new Ericsson Charging System will enable a host of new services like catalogue orchestrated charging, flexible refill and community charging, among several other different voice and data offerings for MTN’s over 220 million prepaid customers. Multi Mediation supports the retrieval and processing of user data from all network nodes, so that such data can be made available to the relevant IT back-end systems and billed in real time. Multi Activation provides MTN with fully automated real-time fulfillment capabilities.

“Operators need to be fast, flexible and in control to deliver great experiences to their customers, operate efficiently and deliver innovative new offerings to stand out in today’s marketplace. Our end-to-end solutions help operators meet these challenges by helping them quickly develop new products, new packaging as well as pricing models that target specific user preferences, reducing time-to-market. This agreement not only reinforces our partnership with MTN but places them in prime position to fulfill their strategic ambitions. Together, we will continue to develop innovative offerings suitable for all MTN operations, added Seckin Arikan, Vice President and Head of Global Accounts MTN.”

Ericsson has been a long-term partner for MTN, and has provided the operator with real-time charging capabilities since 1996.


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