Network solutions provider Ericsson, has won a five-year contract from Vodafone India to deploy its payment solutions in seven circles, reports Economic Times. Along with this contract, Ericsson explains that it will replace legacy infrastructure with its new charging system across Uttar Pradesh (W), Uttar Pradesh (E), Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, in addition to Mumbai & Maharashtra circles where it was already deployed.
This service will enable Vodafone to provide personalised offers to individual consumers by understanding their service consumption patterns as well as to activate enhanced data charging via mobile broadband charging in the future.
“Ericsson Charging platform to be launched across 7 Vodafone circles, enabling new revenue-generating features and potential payment convergence across prepaid and postpaid segments,” company said in a statement to Economic Times.
The system enables a host of new services like flexible refill, community charging and real time balance notifications among several other different voice and data offerings for over 75 million prepaid customers, it added.
Recently, Vodafone selected Ericsson as an exclusive 3G HSPA hardware, software and related service vendor to equip Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata with latest HSPA mobile broadband network, in 2010. Ericsson provides real-time charging solutions with more than 280 charging and billing customers globally as well as delivers more than 1,500 consulting and systems integration projects every year in multi-vendor and multi-technology environments.
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