Globacom to launch Next Generation Charging in Nigeria

2011-07-13 Catégories Press Releases

  • Globacom’s subscriber base of over 20 million to have access to new products and services
  • Flexibility for users enabled by Ericsson's market leading Charging System

Globacom, Africa's fastest growing telecommunications company, has announced plans to replace its legacy charging platform with Ericsson’s (NASDAQ: ERIC) market-leading Charging System.

This will allow Globacom to have flexible pricing and discounting plans, and offer rich features to its pre-paid subscribers, such as benefits from loyalty programs.

Paddy Adenuga, Executive Vice Chairman at Globacom, says: “We are committed to innovation and developing new service propositions to meet increasing customer expectations of a better experience. Ericsson’s solution will help us rapidly deploy new products and services, and our subscribers will get more value for their money through better control of costs, bonuses and discounts.”

The Nigerian mobile communications market is intensely competitive. User needs are rapidly evolving, expectations continue growing, and the market continues to mature. With this, there is ever increasing pressure on service providers to be more customer-centric and deliver greater value for money.

Besides its charging system, Ericsson will provide a range of professional services such as migration and system integration services, software maintenance and support for the duration of the ten-year contract.

Lars Linden

Lars Lindén, Head of Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa, says; “This contract marks the beginning of a new partnership between Ericsson and Globacom. We are committed to supporting Globacom’s initiatives to deliver a wide range of new, differentiated services to its Nigerian customers and are confident that our technology leadership and global experience will contribute to this.”

With over 160 commercial deployments serving more than 1.1 billion prepaid subscribers around the world, Ericsson’s innovative Charging System solution provides a flexible, feature rich and robust platform.

Notes to editors

ABOUT GLOBACOM

Globacom Limited is Africa's fastest growing telecommunications company. Owned by the Mike Adenuga Group, Globacom is the market leading mobile service provider in Nigeria. Globacom also operates in the Republic of Benin and has recently acquired licenses to operate in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. It has a reputation as one of the fastest growing mobile service providers in the world. Globacom Limited aims to be recognized as the biggest and best mobile network in Africa.

More information about Globacom: http://www.gloworld.com/

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Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 1 billion subscribers and has a leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises of mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.

Ericsson is advancing its vision of "to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than more than 90,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 203.3 billion (USD 28.2 billion) in 2010. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.

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