MTN, a leading telecommunications company with presence in 22 countries in Africa and the Middle East, signed a multi-year agreement with Ericsson to implement, support and manage Ericsson's Order to Cash suite. As part of the agreement, Ericsson will be responsible for the replacement of all legacy infrastructure with its new Charging System, Ericsson Multi Activation and Ericsson Multi Mediation across all MTN operations, enabling customers to activate new services more efficiently and to better monitor their data cost and usage.
Jyoti Desai, Group CTIO MTN, said that "The new Ericsson Charging System will enable a host of new services like catalogue orchestrated charging, flexible refill and community charging, among several other different voice and data offerings for MTN's over 220 million prepaid customers. Multi Mediation supports the retrieval and processing of user data from all network nodes, so that such data can be made available to the relevant IT back-end systems and billed in real time. Multi Activation provides MTN with fully automated real-time fulfillment capabilities"
Ericsson has been a long-term partner for MTN, and has provided the operator with real-time charging capabilities since 1996. MTN was one of the first customers to introduce Ericsson Pre-Paid Systems in all Africa and Middle East Operations, said Ericsson.