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Smart Belize Selects FTS' Convergent Billing Platform

Real-time billing solution brings innovative services to Smart’s subscribers and expands FTS’ presence in the region

Belize City, Belize and Or Yehuda, Israel: March 16, 2016: Belize-based mobile operator Smart Telecom today announced that it has selected FTS’ convergent billing solution to offer more innovative and affordable services to its customers. The implementation of FTS’ billing software will provide Smart with greater opportunities for revenue growth as it evolves to 4G LTE technology.

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FTS is a global provider of billing, charging, policy control and payment solutions. The new billing platform is a positive step for Smart as the company continues its commitment to being Belize’s leading telecoms innovator. FTS’ billing solution is scheduled to become operational during 2016.

FTS' Leap™ Billing provides Smart with convergent charging, billing, invoicing, customer management and partner management. FTS also acts as a systems integrator for the project, providing Smart with a turnkey solution, including network elements, SCP, voicemail and IVR from multiple vendors.

“Leap Billing enables us to maintain our position as the trendsetter in telecommunications in Belize,” commented Ernesto Torres, Smart’s CEO. “Our decision to work with FTS was not only made based on the flexibility of Leap Billing, which features everything we need to bring new services to our customers, but also because we have found FTS to be an adaptable and resourceful company to work with.”

“We’re very pleased to be working with Smart and are looking forward to a long-term partnership that further enhances the customer experience for Smart’s subscribers,” said Avi Kachlon, FTS’ CEO. “This contract further advances our position in the Caribbean and Latin American region, and we’re very excited about the new opportunities that this presents for FTS.”

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About Smart Telecom
Smart is committed to providing the latest state-of-the-art, high quality products. Our phones, plans, High Speed Mobile Internet Service and innovative features are designed to keep customers on the cutting edge of technology and mobile communication. Smart provides the widest coverage footprint in Belize and customers can enjoy mobile service in most rural and remote areas of the country, in all towns, cities, villages, cays and offshore areas. Smart’s goal is to provide Belizeans across the nation with access to high quality, reliable and affordable mobile services. The Company offers 4G LTE Service, Fixed Wireless home phones, High Speed Mobile Internet and a suite of value added features and plans. Smart now operates the fastest network in Belize, providing mobile, home and Internet service to over 130,000 customers. For more information, visit www.smart-bz.com.

About FTS
FTS, part of the Magic Software Group, works with telecommunications, content and payment service providers globally to help them manage complex transactions and relationships with greater flexibility and greater independence. Analyzing every transaction from a business standpoint, FTS offers end-to-end and add-on telecom billing, charging, policy control and payments solutions to customers worldwide, and services both growing and major providers. FTS implements solutions, including convergent billing platform installations, in mobile, wireline, broadband, MVNO/E, payments, e-commerce, M2M and the Internet of Things, mobile money, cable, cloud and content markets. FTS’ solutions dramatically lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) for telecoms and content service providers. For more information, visit http://www.fts-soft.com/ and follow FTS on Twitter @FTS_Billing.

For further information, please contact:

Joshua PR: Kate Gordon, Tel. +44 7980 921961, kate.gordon@joshuapr.com

FTS: Moshe Peterfreund, Tel. +972-9-952-6500, press@fts-soft.com