Etisalat Completed Migration to Newly Deployed Ericsson's BSCS iX Convergent for Billing and Customer Care

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Etisalat has completed the transformation to a new Business Support Systems (BSS) by Ericsson environment for faster time-to-market, increased customer-centricity and improved operational efficiency. Etisalat has migrated its postpaid mobile consumer subscribers to the new BSCS iX convergent solution for an end-to-end billing and customer care system. The next phases of the program will address Etisalat's enterprise customers, as well as fixed telephony, internet and television sections for both retail consumers and enterprises.

Sabri Ali Yahya, Etisalat Chief Information Officer, says: "The increasing competition and rapid technology evolution have put enormous pressure on our Business Support Systems landscape. Hence we decided to transform our BSS systems to increase our speed and agility in addressing the competition and growing market share as well as improving the customer experience and capturing new revenue streams. We have selected Ericsson for this strategic transformation program due to its combination of capabilities in consulting and systems integration, and software solutions, which are key success factors in such a complex transformation project." Sabri Ali Yahya continues: "The first milestone of this transformation program has been completed with the successful implementation of Ericsson BSCS iX convergent billing and customer care, bill presentment and enterprise service bus and smooth migration of mobile consumer customers to this new BSS environment. We are now looking forward to the remaining phases of this strategic transformation program which will pave the way for driving product innovation, improving customer experience and enhancing our operational effectiveness."

Paolo Colella VP and Head of business line Consulting & Systems IntegrationPaolo Colella, Head of Consulting and Systems Integration at Ericsson, says: "This is the first phase of a comprehensive, long-term business transformation project that has been ongoing for four years. We have worked with Etisalat for many years in other areas, but this is a real milestone because it is the biggest business transformation project that we have ever been involved in. The benefits will include increased agility on the part of Etisalat and increased service levels for consumers."  Read More ''Etisalat completes first phase of IT transformation'

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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