Ericsson billing solutions pass 2bn subscriptions
Global milestone represents ‘31% market share of global subscriptions’
Ericsson announced this week that it has surpassed the 2 billion mark in the number of worldwide subscriptions served by its charging and billing solutions, which - according to the World Cellular Information Service (WCIS) database - is equivalent to a 31% market share of global subscriptions.
The 2bn figure is aggregated from subscriptions of Ericsson's charging systems, BSCS, CBiO (Charging and Billing in One) and charging solutions from the acquired Telcordia. These solutions comprise a mix of converged, prepaid and postpaid deployments around the world.
"Two billion subscriptions served by Ericsson's charging and billing solutions is a tremendous milestone that further reinforces our number-one market-leadership position in telecom operations and business support systems [OSS/BSS]," said Per Borgklint, head of Ericsson's Business Unit Support Solutions.
"Reaching this milestone also reflects the success of our operator customers, and we look forward to supporting them with innovative convergent solutions that drive greater operational efficiency and deliver an optimal user experience."
Ericsson charging and billing solutions allow communication service providers to handle all customers, partners and services in a single process, covering prepaid and postpaid, voice and data, fixed and mobile, retail and wholesale in real-time.
Traditional telecom services such as SMS, MMS, voice and broadband including bundled quadruple play offerings are all supported. Ericsson also supports new machine-to-machine offerings and subscriber and partner management functions.
Larry Goldman, partner, head of telecoms software research, Analysys Mason, said: "Ericsson is well recognised for expanding its portfolio with the addition of Telcordia and ConceptWave, which sets them on track toward the position of being the number-one operations and business support systems provider. The company is well positioned with the right mix of OSS/BSS assurance, fulfillment and billing products and corresponding support, consulting and systems integration services to further expand on its number-one market-share ranking."