TORONTO, March 12, 2019 – Optiva Inc. (TSX: OPT), an innovative software provider of mission-critical, cloud-native, monetization solutions to leading communication service providers (CSPs) globally, has secured a significant upgrade and multi-year support agreement with Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) for its Optiva Charging EngineTM, Voucher Management and Policy Control solutions.
“Over our more than 10-year partnership, Optiva has earned our trust to deploy and support mission-critical, real-time converged charging and policy control solutions for us,” said Managing Director and Board Member of AWCC Amin Ramin. “Working closely with Optiva team, this upgrade will enable us to increase monetization, offer new value to our customers and prepare us for migration to a public cloud environment with unmatched scalability.”
AWCC needed a portfolio offering with a robust roadmap that would position and ready them for a future public cloud solution. Their upgrade provides a roadmap to the public cloud and equips AWCC with the functional capabilities to tap into the growth potential of Afghanistan. The upgrade will also help AWCC advance its growth strategy and gain capabilities for targeting new customer segments.
Also, the upgrade will allow them to eventually run their BSS stack, including real-time charging, through remote operations and management. This will improve AWCC’s resiliency and operational challenges compared to running the stack via the traditional, on-premise deployment models.
“Optiva’s remote delivery expertise enabled us to accomplish our goals despite the extreme and challenging conditions in Afghanistan. As they maintain our BSS platform and continue to support our business operations, these capabilities will afford us ongoing access to feature-rich and advanced solutions,” said Ramin.
A leading telecom operator, AWCC serves more than five million customers. They provide innovative services, including as LTE, and are now in the planning stages for providing 5G services to subscribers.
“AWCC will continue to set milestones of innovation in telecom, and Optiva will remain a ready partner to help them succeed in challenging conditions and a competitive, rapidly-changing market,” said Danielle Royston, CEO of Optiva. “The upgrade allows us to help AWCC further achieve their strategic business goals and position them for even greater success in the future with the transition to the public cloud. Our role as their partner is to maximize the value they receive today while preparing them for transformation tomorrow.”
About Optiva Inc.:
Optiva Inc. is leading the telco industry and its innovative customers around the world by offering next-generation software solutions to help them leverage today’s digital technologies. Our portfolio of monetization products enables real-time billing, charging, policy management and user experience that are critical to our customers’ growth and performance. When deployed in the cloud, Optiva™ solutions deliver the most impact for the best value. Our vision, market knowledge, analytical insights and unparalleled Customer Success Program ensure our customers are equipped to achieve their strategic business goals today and into the future. Established in 1999, Optiva Inc., can be found on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: OPT). For more information, please go to www.optiva.com.
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