Siemens secures US$11.8 million deal

Oman Mobile has deployed Siemens Communications’ Charge@once online charging solution in order to meet the needs of its 400,000 mobile subscribers in the Sultanate. The 4.57million Omani Rials deal will enable the operator to process both prepaid and postpaid transactions in real time.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  December 22, 2004

Oman Mobile has deployed Siemens Communications’ Charge@once online charging solution in order to meet the needs of its 400,000 mobile subscribers in the Sultanate. The 4.57 million Omani Rials deal will enable the operator to process both prepaid and postpaid transactions in real time. The charging solution makes it possible for Oman Mobile to With the convergent billing solution will allow the state owned GSM srvices provider to charge for services in real-time, allow its 400,000 plus subscribers to check credit limits; freely adjust charges and product packages, pay for third party services. In particular, prepaid customers will be able to utilise roaming services, previously available to post-paid (monthly bill) customers. “Charge@once will enable us to offer the exact same services to both our pre and postpaid clients. Additionally we are now able to individualise services according to the customers’ needs, whether they are private or business clients,” says Ralf Fueller, general manager, Siemens Muscat. “This contract represents the next step in a long-term relationship with Oman Mobile where we have delivered the first Intelligent Network platform in the Sultanate. We look forward to a continued evolution of mobile services for Omani consumers,” adds Soenke Peters, vice president and head of Siemens Communications Mobile Networks Middle East. The US$22.7 billion group within Siemens, also the largest division of the German company has been working with the mobile operator since 1996 to help them make services available throughout the Sultanate.

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