Total convergence architecture to address the challenges of prepaid-postpaid convergence
UK-based Cerillion Technologies, a provider of billing, interconnect, and mediation services, has unveiled its total convergence architecture, a new model for telecoms operators based on a standard framework, the TM Forum’s Telecom Application Map.
According to Cerillion, its total convergence architecture (TCA) is designed to help operators move to the next-generation of customer management by addressing the challenges of prepaid-postpaid convergence. It can also allow operators to pick and mix components from both billing vendors and network suppliers, utilizing standards-based interfaces such as Diameter to fulfill the integration.
Dominic Smith, marketing director at Cerillion Technologies, said: Driven by the necessity to develop and sustain their customer base, grow average revenue per user and lower capex and opex, operators have reached the critical point where they must embrace the convergence of their prepaid and postpaid platforms.
“Until now, this migration has been held back by the lack of a coherent infrastructure or methodology. The development and launch of TCA helps remove these barriers, giving operators the platform they need to put true convergence into practice.”
Earlier in November 2008, Econet Wireless Kenya has chosen Cerillion Express, the pre-integrated and pre-configured CRM and billing system.