Intec platform integral to WIND Mobile’s operation as Canada’s first national wireless carrier in over a decade
London/Atlanta, January 26, 2010 – Intec, a global provider of business support systems (BSS) solutions, today announced the addition of Globalive’s WIND Mobile, an innovative Canadian mobile service provider, to its marquee list of telecom customers. Globalive selected Intec in 2009 to power its WIND Mobile brand for its Canadian wireless service launch which went live in December 2009.
The partnership covered the license and implementation of Intec’s market-leading portfolio of products including Intec Convergent Billing and Customer Management (Singl.eView), Intec Total Service Mediation (Inter-mediatE and Inter-activatE) and Intec’s settlement solution.
“We chose Intec as a partner due to their tightly integrated, customer-centric platform approach, which completely supports our vision of a customer-focused wireless carrier,” commented Scott Waller, CIO WIND Mobile. “Intec’s integrated platform provided us with the essential fast time to market we required, along with the long-term flexibility to deliver new products and services to the Canadian mobile customer.”
Globalive, a ten-year veteran of the Canadian telecoms market, won spectrum in the 2008 Advanced Wireless Services (“AWS”) spectrum auction to build out a national network. The operator, through its WIND Mobile brand, provides Canadians with a cost-effective alternative for wireless services, expanding its services footprint from its current offering of affordable and accessible dial-around, home phone, internet and long distance services. WIND Mobile is the first national wireless alternative in Canada in over a decade.
“The selection and rapid implementation at WIND Mobile underscores the strength of Intec’s integrated solution offering for the wireless sector, and further reinforces our reputation for providing market-leading technical solutions supported by superior services,” concluded Ian Watterson, Vice President, Intec Americas. “Our products have been proven in the most demanding environments, providing the flexibility and scalability to support startup operations like Globalive’s WIND Mobile, as well as legacy transformations onto a single convergent platform.”
About WIND Mobile and Globalive Holdings
WIND Mobile provides voice, text and data services to Canadians on a next-generation wireless network and is committed to offering a level of wireless service presently not available in Canada. WIND Mobile is built on actual conversations that are happening with Canadians who are passionate about wireless and creating a better mobile offering nationally. For more information, please visit www.WINDmobile.ca.
Globalive Holdings is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions in Canada and internationally to the consumer, business and hospitality markets. The Globalive companies include: WIND Mobile, Yak, OneConnect, Canopco and Globalive Carrier Services. For more information, visit www.globalive.com.
Intec supplies solutions to over 60 of the world’s top 100 telecoms carriers, and is one of the world’s fastest growing suppliers of Business Support Systems (BSS) solutions.
Intec’s 400 plus customers include AT&T, Antel, Cable & Wireless, The Carphone Warehouse (UK), China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Eircom (Ireland), France Telecom, Hutchison 3G, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, Vivo and Verizon. Intec works closely with its customers, many of whom have been with Intec since its inception, to add real value and ROI to their business by providing the highest standards of performance, flexibility and robustness to help communications service providers service their customers effectively and profitably.
• Retail billing and customer management
• Multi-service mediation and activation
• Inter-carrier billing settlements including US CABS and ITU-based settlement
• End-to-end content partner management
• Optimised wholesale routing and trading
• Real-time pre/post-paid mediation and charging
• Pre-integrated solutions for wholesale, wireless and core IMS charging functions
Founded in 1997, Intec is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ITL.L) and has over 1,600 staff and 31 offices in 24 countries. For more information, visit the Intec website at www.intecbilling.com.
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Sarah Webb, Intec Telecom Systems PLC, +44 (0) 1483 753503, +44 (0) 7876 596683, Sarah.Webb@intecbilling.com
For more information on WIND Mobile:
Rick Byun, Narrative Advocacy Media, (416) 644-4124