Etisalat subsidiary deploys i-conX solution
Khartoum, December 22, 2009
I-conX Solutions has deployed its interconnect billing solution for the Sudanese fixed-line operator Canar Telecommunication Company, a subsidiary of Etisalat.
Canar will use the i-conX system to rate and bill its interconnect traffic for both domestic and international scenarios. The operator selected i-conX as part of a strategic review to replace its previous interconnect billing system.
Canar provides voice, data, internet and satellite services to consumers, organisations and telecom providers in Sudan and the region. Originally launched in 2005 as Sudan’s second fixed-line operator, the company has achieved impressive market gains to acquire 58 per cent of the fixed line market.
Canar also became one of the first telcos in Africa to deploy an NGN base via the deployment of a state of the art 3500km fiber network across Sudan.
“As the Sudanese market becomes more competitive, so the implementation of a modern interconnect billing solution is recognised as a key requirement for Canar to maintain its leading status,” stated Canar chief executive officer Ali Bin Jarsh.
“The entry into live operations of the i-conX system is the culmination of a delivery project which originally commenced in 2007 with the deployment of i-conX project managers on-site in Khartoum, Sudan,” added i-conX CEO Brendan Rogan.
Canar joins the growing list of i-conX regional customers in Africa and the Middle East. In total i-conX supports 26 customers in 17 countries worldwide.
Canar is a subsidiary of Etisalat which has an international subscriber base of more than 94 million with operations covering nearly two billion people across its eighteen markets around the world. Etisalat has currently the largest international roaming network in the region with more than 520 operators.-TradeArabia News Service
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