TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2014 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) — Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX: RKN), a leading provider of business-critical billing and charging software for communications service providers, is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-year global framework agreement, worth more than $6 million USD, where Redknee will support Telekom Austria Group in Europe. Redknee’s flexible and highly scalable solution will enable the group operator to improve operational efficiency and advance its market position. This agreement demonstrates Redknee’s expertise and capabilities to address the needs of group operators and their growth strategies.
Leveraging Redknee’s real-time billing, charging and customer care solution, Telekom Austria Group will be enabled to provide a superior customer experience. Redknee’s real-time solution provides group operators with the ability to converge all of its systems, including voice, messaging, data, mobile and fixed lines, to gain simplicity and transparency to charge and bill for any transaction regardless of the payment method. In addition, with Redknee’s modular solution, group operators can launch multi-country operations quickly and with a low total cost of ownership.
Günther Ottendorfer, CTO at Telekom Austria Group, commented:
“This strategic deal is part of Telekom Austria Group’s objective to expand our presence in existing markets by delivering differentiated communications solutions to our customers. With Redknee, and its market-leading real-time billing and charging solution, as a critical player to our strategy, we are confident we will achieve our goals now and in the future.”
Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO at Redknee commented:
“This strategic announcement with Telekom Austria Group further emphasizes Redknee’s expertise in providing Tier 1 operators and group operators with comprehensive real-time billing and customer care solutions. Redknee is pleased to support leading group operators through our ongoing investment of our market-leading real-time converged billing and charging solution.”
Available on-premise, cloud-based and as a Software-as-a-Service offering, Redknee’s software enables CSPs to monetize and optimize the subscriber experience across the entire customer lifecycle. From activation to provisioning, to providing a 360 degree view of the customers’ usage, preferences, and integration with 3rd party social media sites, to empowering customers with self-care tools and the ability to pay for services on the go, Redknee delivers a complete monetization and subscriber management solution to more than 200 CSPs, including some of the largest Tier 1 operators in the world.
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Redknee is a leading global provider of innovative communication software products, solutions and services. Redknee’s award-winning solutions enable service providers to monetize new services, business models and content and to deliver a comprehensive customer experience – through either SaaS or on-premise based solutions. Redknee’s revenue and subscriber management platform provides innovative converged billing, charging, customer care, and payments solutions for voice, messaging and data services to over 200 service providers in over 90 countries. Established in 1999, Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX: RKN) is the parent of the wholly-owned operating subsidiary Redknee Inc. and its various subsidiaries. References to Redknee refer to the combined operations of those entities. For more information about Redknee and its solutions, please go to www.redknee.com.
About Telekom Austria Group
Telekom Austria Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since November 2000, is the leading communications provider in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 24 million customers across its markets of operations. The Group is currently operating in eight countries: Austria (A1), Slovenia (Si.mobil), Croatia (Vipnet), the Republic of Serbia (Vip mobile) and the Republic of Macedonia (Vip operator), Bulgaria (Mobiltel), Belarus (velcom) and Liechtenstein (mobilkom liechtenstein). The total market of the eight countries covers approximately 41 million inhabitants. The Group has roughly 16,450 employees, Group revenues were EUR 4.33 billion as of year-end 2012. Telekom Austria Group’s portfolio encompasses products and services of voice telephony, broadband Internet, multimedia services, data and IT solutions, wholesale as well as m-payment solutions. For further information please go to http://www.telekomaustria.com or follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/TA_Group
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