Asiacell and Ericsson ink contract
Ericsson will offer systems integration and business transformation consultancy services to Asiacell
Iraq's Asiacell and Ericsson have announced a three year contract which will see the operator using Ericsson's ‘Charging and Billing in One system'. Under this agreement Ericsson will offer systems integration services and will provide business transformation consultancy services.
Mohamed Baban, Asiacell CTO said: "Asiacell's network covers 96% of the Iraqi population, making our national coverage the most extensive of any Iraqi mobile telecommunications operator. From passive to active, the role of the customer has shifted impacting the whole industry. People increasingly expect transparency, control and individualization of their experience and this is what we are planning to provide while adopting new technologies and solutions such as Ericsson's billing solution. This reflects our commitment to continuously provide world-class services to our customers as we work towards a seamless customer experience that meets their demands."
"We envision a world where everything that can be connected will be, which will create an incredibly intricate web of technology, services, partnerships and customers that all need to be handled effectively if they are to generate revenue," said Anders Lindblad, President, Ericsson, Region Middle East. "With our billing system and our Consulting and Systems Integration capabilities, Asiacell is taking the necessary steps to be ready for this connected world, by transforming its business systems now. We are confident that Asiacell will continue to provide its customers with an excellent mobile experience with the help of our latest innovative technology."
This agreement will allow Asiacell the maximum flexibility to deliver new marketing initiatives and multiservice offerings to its 9 million subscribers across the country.