Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Turkcell received a Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award at a ceremony held June 4 in London. Established in 2007, the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards recognize service providers and their technology suppliers for innovative projects in the worldwide telecommunications industry.
In deploying its Charging System with Turkcell, Ericsson was recognized for business service innovation. The solution creates real-time charging that covers all subscribers and services for the operator’s mobile customers and gives postpaid subscribers the confidence to consume content without fear of bill shock. It also enables new business opportunities via real-time user notifications, spending control, offerings, roaming rating and shared quota usage. The new capabilities are expected to reduce invoice complaints by 80 percent. The project represents the world’s first implementation of a convergent real-time charging solution for 35M subscribers and all services with 100 tariffs, and 5000 offerings.
Turkcell’s Chief Information and Communication Technologies Officer İlker Kuruoz stated, “Turkcell has a well-deserved reputation in innovation. The most important goal of our R & D and innovation center ‘Turkcell Technology’ is to develop products and services for the telecom sector on a worldwide scale along with the Turkish engineers in Turkey. One of the best examples of this is this project which we have brought to life in collaboration with Ericsson is the first of its kind among the mobile operators. We are very proud and delighted with the end result.”
“Every day, Ericsson collaborates with its service provider customers around the globe on breakthrough projects that transform how consumers connect, share and communicate in the networked society,” said Ziya Erdem, Executive Vice President, & Country Manager for Ericsson Turkey, “Ericsson remains focused on developing products that deliver these experiences while enabling new operational efficiencies, revenue opportunities and better customer care. We are proud to be acknowledged for innovation along with Turkcell and look forward to continued work together as we redefine what is possible in business services.”
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