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Date Posted: Wed, Jun 27 2007, 05:36:05pm
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Digicel Selects Redknee Turnkey Converged Billing
Redknee to Provide Robust, Configurable and Flexible Billing Solution for Papua New Guinea
TORONTO – June 26, 2007 – Redknee (AIM: RKN), a leading provider of innovative infrastructure software that monetizes and personalizes services and content for mobile operators, today announced that Digicel Pacific Ltd., one of the fastest growing GSM mobile telecommunications companies in the South Pacific and the sister company to Digicel Group in the Caribbean and Central America, has selected the Redknee Turnkey Converged Billing solution to support their growth strategy in Papua New Guinea.
The Turnkey Converged Billing Solution utilizes Redknee’s CRM and advanced real-time rating and charging architecture to provide a robust end-to-end solution for prepaid and postpaid subscribers across voice, messaging and data services. Redknee’s value-added functionality enables Digicel Pacific to pass further value on to their subscribers using a personalized service offering and through the introduction of innovative service and bundle plans.
With a population of 5.9 million people and mobile penetration at just 1%, Papua New Guinea is poised for tremendous growth. Digicel Pacific is committed to delivering a world-class pan-South Pacific GSM network to Papua New Guinea that will transform the market with accessible and high quality services. Digicel Pacific continues to build on the successful business strategy of its sister operation, Digicel Group, which has launched operations in 22 mobile markets across the Caribbean and Central America.
Vanessa Slowey, CEO of Digicel Pacific, said:
“Digicel is excited about entering the underserved Papua New Guinea market, which will be its second market in the Pacific region. We look forward to creating a substantial business in Papua New Guinea, creating employment and allowing more people here to harness the benefits of mobile telecommunications in their day-to-day lives. We are confident that the partnership with Redknee will support us in our strategic aim to provide innovative world-class mobile communication services for our subscribers.”
Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO of Redknee, added:
“Digicel Pacific will leverage the real-time capabilities of Redknee’s Turnkey Converged Billing solution to expand its market penetration and rapidly grow its revenues while providing cost-effective services to meet market requirements. The success of Digicel Pacific demonstrates how Redknee’s monetization and personalization products can fulfill the demands of leading growth operators by providing standard-based, scalable, robust and cost-effective solutions with an evolutionary path to more advanced product offerings.”
Redknee (RKN : AIM), established in 1999, provides real-time monetization and personalization products, solutions and services to over 30 mobile operators globally. The Redknee monetization product suite enables mobile network operators to optimize the lifetime value of each subscriber through advanced billing, rating and charging. The Redknee personalization product suite enables operators to offer personalized voice, messaging, and data services for the enterprise and consumers to meet mainstream, niche and individual market segment requirements. Redknee customers provide services to over 290 million wireless subscribers in over twenty countries. Redknee Solutions Inc. is the parent of the wholly-owned operating subsidiary Redknee Inc. and its various subsidiaries. References to Redknee refer to the combined operations of those entities.
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About Digicel Group Ltd.
Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become the fastest-growing wireless telecommunications operator in the Caribbean. After five years, Digicel is renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services, and state-of-the-art handsets. It is the largest GSM operator in the region. Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and has operations in 22 markets, including Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, Curaçao, The Cayman Islands, Dominica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and El Salvador. Digicel also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barths. The company is the lead sponsor of Caribbean sports teams including the West Indies Cricket Team, Special Olympics teams across the Caribbean and is title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Football Union Cup, which involves over 30 Caribbean countries and is an important qualifier towards the CONCACAF Gold Cup. For more information, visit www.digicelgroup.com.
About Digicel Pacific Ltd.
To date, Digicel has launched GSM services in Samoa. It has a GSM license from the Government of Papua New Guinea, and was granted a license in principal from the government of Fiji in April 2006, as well as an experimental license in the Solomon Islands. Digicel is also a proud sponsor of Fiji Rugby, and is title sponsor of the Digicel Fiji Sevens Team and the Digicel Pacific Islanders team. Digicel Pacific Ltd is headed by Ms Vanessa Slowey, who prior to joining Digicel Pacific, was instrumental in the roll out of Digicel operations in the Caribbean islands of Anguilla, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Trinidad & Tobago and Haiti. Digicel Pacific is committed to delivering a world-class mobile telecommunications services to the South Pacific that will transform the region by placing it at the cutting edge of wireless technology, while challenging competitors in a manner that drives positive business development. The fast growing multinational mobile telecommunications company has a reputation for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage and superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services, and state-of-the-art handsets. Digicel Caribbean, the sister company to Digicel Pacific Ltd, launched in 2001 and is now the largest GSM provider in the Pan Caribbean region. For more information on Digicel, visit www.digicelgroup.com.
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