Comptel, the vendor of dynamic Operations Support System (OSS) software, has announced that it will deliver Comptel Roaming Management Solution for COSMOTE Romania, member of COSMOTE Group. COSMOTE Romania selected Comptel to deploy the solution's Near Real Time Roaming Data Exchange (NRTRDE) functionality, aimed at preventing mobile roaming fraud.
With over 3.6 million subscribers, COSMOTE is the fastest growing mobile operator in Romania. Driven by the significant growth of its customer base and continuous network expansion, COSMOTE selected Comptel's solution to implement the NRTRDE standard, which is promoted by the GSM Association (GSMA), and has been specifically designed to close the time-window in which roaming fraud can occur undetected.
Mr. Christos Christopoulos, COSMOTE Group IT Director stated: "Respecting GSMA deadlines for the implementations of NRTRDE, COSMOTE selected a reliable partner that can deliver a highly effective solution, rapidly and reliably".
With its NRTRDE capability, Comptel Roaming Management Solution offers mobile service providers an efficient system which enables them to monitor subscribers' activity in both home and visited networks, in near real-time. The GSMA is recommending that all mobile service providers across the world should implement NRTRDE by 1 October 2008 in order to combat fast-growing incidents of global roaming fraud.
Ms. Arnhild Schia, Comptel's Senior Vice President South and West Europe, Asia Pacific and Americas, commented: "We are delighted to be strengthening further our partnership with COSMOTE Group. We are very pleased to support COSMOTE Romania with our Comptel Dynamic OSS."