SOURCE: Comptel Corporation

Comptel Corporation

February 04, 2010 04:00 ET

New Comptel Solution Allows Communications Service Providers to Easily Manage SIM Cards' Lifecycle

Comptel Dynamic OSS Offering Allocates and Activates Numbers and Services at Customers' First Point of Use

HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) - Comptel Corporation (HEX: CTL1V), the leading vendor of dynamic Operations Support System (OSS) software, today announced the launch of Comptel Dynamic SIM Management™. The modular solution addresses two main areas: the just-in-time allocation of numbers and services; and the full lifecycle management of SIM cards -- from order to deactivation. It allows communications service providers (CSPs) to improve efficiency and offer more personalized services at reduced costs.

Managing the lifecycle of SIM cards and associated numbers and services is a complex and costly process. Most notably, individual SIMs currently need to have numbers and services pre-allocated to them before they are distributed to resellers. This creates real inefficiencies, as CSPs have to pre-provision more cards than needed to ensure the success of their marketing campaigns. This then results in many SIMs never being used -- creating costs without ever generating revenue. Comptel Dynamic SIM Management helps CSPs overcome these issues by enabling the allocation and activation of services and numbers when customers actually use the SIMs for the first time.

Key Facts:

  • According to Wireless Intelligence and the SIMalliance, there were 0.6 billion new subscribers worldwide in 2008, yet 2.9 billion new SIM cards were shipped.
  • Comptel Dynamic SIM Management's just-in-time allocation functionality effectively unbundles the physical card from the number and the service package, to help operators overcome pre-provisioning challenges and minimize overhead costs.
  • Comptel Dynamic SIM Management enables CSPs to track SIMs through their lifecycle and monitor key performance indicators.
  • The solution can also help CSPs streamline their business processes and simplify their IT architectures, by allowing the consolidation of their disparate, and often manual, systems into one.
  • The solution supports Mobile Number Portability for those subscribers that wish to keep their existing numbers.

Supporting Quotes:

  • "With Comptel Dynamic SIM Management, there is no need to pre-allocate phone numbers into the Home Location Register (HLR) or to the SIM -- numbers are only allocated when the cards have actually been purchased," said Mr. Simo Saaskilahti, senior vice president of product and solutions and deputy CEO, Comptel. "Subscribers can browse free numbers with their handset, and select the numbers, packages and services they prefer when activating the phone. This new, innovative approach not only allows CSPs to offer more flexible number allocations for users, but also minimizes costs and overhead as resources can be reserved just in time."


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About Comptel Corporation
Comptel Dynamic OSS solutions enable telecom service providers to deliver services flexibly and charge them effectively. Comptel's wide expertise in service fulfillment, mediation and charging empowers our customers to focus on delivering innovative services. Comptel has provided software solutions to 280 service providers with 800 million subscribers in 85 countries. The Group has about 600 employees worldwide, and net sales were EUR 85 million in 2008.

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