Comarch SA, a global provider of software and services for the telecommunications industry, has recently completed the last phase of a project at Polkomtel SA. The result is the complete implementation of a robust solution based on Comarch InterPartner Billing.
The contract for the implementation of Comarch InterPartner Billing was signed according to Polkomtel’s requirement for a solution supporting B2B (business-to-business) and wholesale business activities. Solution requirements range from support for billing of interconnect and interworking, through all types of MVNOs (service providers, external service providers, full MVNOs) to numerous billing scenarios of content providers,. Polkomtel has to handle billions of xDRs per month (voice, SMS, MMS, data, content) and manages hundreds of business partners.
- As of today, we have successfully implemented a national roaming agreement, all interconnect and SMS/MMS interworking agreements, as well as an MVNO platform granting us time- and cost-efficient implementation of ongoing and subsequent agreements. We have also implemented ‘Protector’; invented as a secure settlements file transfer system and Least Cost Routing mechanism, to date it supports the creation of Optimal Routing Tables for international traffic. Implementation processes have been ongoing throughout gross market changes, for example, we encountered several changes of requirements for interconnect agreements, with the most spectacular being the introduction of a Flat Rate model existing adjacently to a classic version, as well as the formation of MVNO business models culminating in numerous separate requirement options. In spite of this, we have always been certain of IPB flexibility, ensuring businesses are not limited to system functionalities - stated Jerzy Szyper, Manager of the Wholesale Settlements Team (the main user of IPB), Polkomtel.
Comarch streamlined Polkomtel’s inter-carrier business by offering one central solution for charging, billing, managing voice, SMS, MMS, data and many various content-based services, as well as supporting partner relationship management. The amount of traffic that Polkomtel has had to handle has been made more manageable, due to the solution being rule-based and ready to process billions of records on a monthly basis. The operator uses a reconciliation module as well as routing optimization tool - Comarch International Routing Optimizer - which helps to improve the operator's business activities. In addition, a statistics module was implemented. The project also encompassed installing infrastructure based on Comarch Draco security software, for safe exchange of documents between Polkomtel and other carriers.
- Successful cooperation with such a demanding and important player on the telecommunications market confirms the maturity of the Comarch BSS Suite family of products and quality of professional services offered by Comarch. What started as a Proof of Concept has now become a complex business solution, fulfilling the needs expressed by Polkomtel. The system contains revenue sharing and smart accounting functionalities for settlements with business partners. Therefore it is perfectly suited to wholesale billing, and not only to voice, but also data and content. At the same time the solution enables Polkomtel to offer each business partner a different service presented within one system account – states Jerzy Bartman, EEMEA Sales Director, Telecommunications Business Unit, Comarch SA.
Comarch InterPartner Billing is a flagship solution offered within the Comarch portfolio dedicated to wholesale departments, as well as to all telecom operators that have interconnection points with other providers.
To learn more about Comarch’s offer in the area of interconnect and wholesale solutions visit our website.
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Polkomtel SA is a mobile telecommunications operator in Poland, whose shareholders include the Vodafone Group. Polkomtel operates under the brands Plus, Simplus and Sami Swoi and is one of the 3 major mobile telecom carriers in Poland. The distinguishing features of its business are high-level efficiency, innovative services and customer care. The Plus network covers 99% of the geographical area of Poland and provides services to more than 14 million customers. It was the first network in Poland and one of the first in the world to implement CAMEL technology, which is a part of 3G mobile telephony resources. Its application will enable customers to use services during international roaming which are currently only available in the home network. Polkomtel was also the first company to offer MMS messaging, voice-based access to text messages (SMS), as well as GPRS- and EDGE-based data transmission services. More information is available at: http://www.polkomtel.pl
Since 1993, Comarch has been specializing in designing, implementing and integrating solutions and services for telecommunications operators. Experience gained throughout this period, in addition to its knowledge of the latest industry trends led to the development of a wide customer portfolio that spreads across 4 continents and includes the biggest market players: T-Mobile, Vodafone, Telefónica O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG, as well as MVNO operators such as Auchan Telecom, France. Comarch customers’ satisfaction has always been the strongest confirmation of the quality of its solutions in the areas of billing and inter-partner settlements, as well as management of telecommunications networks and services. Comarch’s offering for telecom operators is addressed to Fixed, Cable and Broadband Operators, Mobile Operators, Wholesale Departments, MVNO/MVNE Operators, ISPs and VoIP Operators, Content Providers and IPTV Operators and Satellite Service Providers. More information can be found at: telecoms.comarch.com.
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