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Highdeal and Sofrecom enable Orange Niger to launch convergent services

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Highdeal, the provider of pricing & rating solutions, has announced that Orange Niger, a subsidiary of the France Telecom Group, has deployed Highdeal Transactive as part of its convergent billing platform. The solution has been selected and successfully integrated with other solutions by Sofrecom, a leader in Telecoms consultancy and information technologies and a subsidiary of the France Telecom - Orange Group.

"Our central challenge is to deliver high quality services rapidly and at competitive prices. Holder of a global licence, we have decided to differentiate ourselves and innovate by offering our customers a single invoice. For this reason, and given the ambitious schedule for our commercial launch, we selected Highdeal Transactive for the platform and Sofrecom as integrator. The time-scale for the launch was met and the customer's view of an integrated operator was achieved. The final corrective touches and enhancements are being made in order to reach our target of convergence and the integration of all the application platforms and services so as to maximise productivity for our customers' benefit."says François Brunet, CEO of Orange Niger. 

With a population of approximately 13 million and a mobile penetration rate of less than 8 %, Niger is planning for enormous growth. Recognizing this potential, Orange Niger was looking for a billing platform that combined guaranteed extreme high performance and scalability with comprehensive pricing and packaging capabilities. Orange Niger, 4th operator entering the Nigerien market, launched its mobile, internet and fixed networks in July 2008. Orange Niger is differentiating its services by offering quad-play packages and real-time prepaid, postpaid and hybrid payment plans aimed at families and businesses.

"Orange Niger understands the positive impact that innovative pricing and time-to-market for new services can have on their business. We are extremely pleased that our solution was selected and deployed by such a forward thinking and pioneering telecommunications operator," says Eric Pillevesse, CEO of Highdeal.