Intec, a specialist in business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS), today announced it has completed the initial phase in the implementation of its Intec Convergent Billing technology with Polkomtel, one of Poland's major mobile operators. The implementation of Intec's convergent architecture is said to be a new innovation in the Polish market that will allow Polkomtel to launch new value added and bundle services and to implement marketing campaigns such as special rates for family and friends.The billing implementation project started last year as part of a long-term and extensive partnership agreement.
"Intec has worked with Polkomtel for the past several months to deliver the biggest convergent billing site in Poland through the installation of the Intec Convergent Billing platform," said Konrad Kobylecki - Management Board Member and Operations Director from Polkomtel. "With Intec's market leading billing and customer management system, Polkomtel will be able to improve offer flexibility and time-to-market due to having all its billing functions on one platform, across pre-paid, post-paid and all other types of customer and product services. We are delighted to be working closely with Intec as we continue our expansion into the Polish market. Intec Convergent Billing will play a crucial role in supporting our billing operations as well as providing us with the flexibility and scalability to launch our highly advanced new services."
Polkomtel S.A. is one of three major mobile operators in Poland, a country with one of the biggest wireless markets in Central and Eastern Europe. The operator has established a reputation as an innovator its field, delivering advanced GSM-technology-based services to its customers ahead of all its competitors. Since the beginning of its operations Polkomtel has been the pioneer in implementing state-of-the-art technological and data communication solutions on the Polish market. The network's customers were the first in Poland to use HSCSD high speed data transmission as well as GPRS and EDGE packet data transmission and also the first to use the full range of services relying on advanced mobile technologies, UMTS included. Plus, one of the brand names Polkomtel operates under, offers the most extensive 3G coverage in Poland. The company currently has over 13 million customers across the country.
Gary Bunney, Intec's Chief Operating Officer, said: "We are delighted to be working with an operator that has such an enviable record innovating in its market and capturing market share. Moving to convergent billing is now the critical focus as this will enable Polkomtel to launch new market leading product bundles, win new customers and further grow its market share. The selection of the new billing system and supplier partner was therefore of paramount importance and followed an extensive evaluation of the major vendors in the market" He adds: " Polkomtel chose Intec billing because of its ability, proven in every continent across the globe, to power convergent services and support innovative and dynamic tariffs structures irrespective of payment regimes. To support Polkomtel we have established a dedicated team, including local Polish staff, and this will expand to form the core of our central Europe competency centre providing billing expertise to our customers in Poland and across the wider Central and Eastern European Region".