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Movilnet selects Comverse for Venezuelan billing and mobile internet gateway

Telecomunicaciones Movilnet CA, a mobile operator in Venezuela, will expand its existing use of Comverse billing solutions by deploying Comverse's Real-Time Billing Solution (RTBS) and by leveraging its real-time marketing capabilities. Movilnet will manage all prepaid and postpaid subscribers across both its GSM and CDMA networks with Comverse billing solutions.

In another part of the contract Movilnet will deploy the Comverse Mobile Internet Gateway to offer subscribers an enriched mobile browsing experience. Movilnet, which is owned by CANTV (Compan­a Anonima Nacional Telefonos de Venezuela), provides nationwide service and currently offers the broadest 3G coverage in Venezuela.

"In anticipation of the upcoming rollout of our GSM network, we needed a reliable and robust solution for our prepaid customers," declared Ernesto Ramos Henningsen, Operations and Systems VP of Movilnet. "We have been particularly pleased with our relationship with Comverse and the billing capabilities they have delivered. Therefore, upon evaluating the powerful real-time marketing capabilities of RTBS and the enhanced browsing functionality provided by the mobile Internet gateway, Comverse was clearly the best choice. We anticipate these solutions will have a positive impact on the revenue generation capabilities of our value-added services and airtime."

Comverse's RTBS is claimed to provide real-time rating and charging for voice, content and other value-added services in over 50 countries worldwide. It serves as a strategic marketing engine for mobile operators by offering advanced personalisation capabilities and a la carte service plan customisation to enable operators to increase revenues, profitability and long-term loyalty from subscribers. The solution is also claimed to bring new flexibility to the billing environment with its extensible architecture facilitating faster time-to-market.

"There has been much activity lately in the Venezuelan telecom industry and Comverse is pleased to have a growing presence here," said Ramesh Barasia, President of Comverse Americas. "We are pleased to extend our relationship with Movilnet, the country's largest mobile operator and to cover all their subscribers with comprehensive and flexible billing solutions and an enriched mobile browsing experience. Once our RTBS is in place, Movilnet can enhance their one-on-one relationships with subscribers."

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