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Anomalous Networks

May 09, 2011 08:15 ET

Anomalous Networks Expands Global Distribution of Its Telicost Real-Time Wireless Expense Management Solution

Company Partners With Telecom Expense Management (TEM) Leaders in North America, Latin America and Australia

MONTREAL--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Anomalous Networks, Inc., the innovator and leading supplier of Real-Time Telecom Expense Management™ (R-TEM) solutions, today announced several key partnerships with leading Telecom Expense Management (TEM) companies globally. Charlotte, NC-based firm, Ovation Wireless Management, Inc., will begin using the Telicost solution to give its U.S. customers a central, real-time view of wireless expenses such as international roaming, projected data or voice plan overages and SMS abuse. According to the FCC, over 30 million Americans in 2010 were plagued by unexpected, costly cell phone expenses known as "Bill Shock." In addition, Anomalous Networks also signed agreements with Australian-based Tracknology; Brazilian TEM firm TeleGestão; and Cotelsa, a U.S.-based TEM company serving the Caribbean with a subsidiary based in Santiago, Chile called Telenet Chile Ltda.

According to Monica Basso, Research VP, Gartner, "Real-Time Telecom Expense Management is an emerging trend within the TEM landscape. These real-time solutions are proactive and they target management issues within a single environment. In addition, these solutions allow businesses to make informed decisions regarding their telecom budget."

Anomalous Networks' Telicost wireless expense management portal successfully addresses a strong demand in the corporate world for solutions that prevent unexpected, costly overages from occurring on mobile devices. It also removes the cost and security concerns inherent with deploying mobile broadband solutions in the workplace and increases the operational efficiency of the IT and HR departments.

"Combined with our carrier experienced analysts reviewing and acting upon the information that Anomalous Networks produces, we have truly optimized the traditional cost management model that is required to fully reduce our customers' wireless TCO," says Randall Light CEO of Ovation. "Now, with the new partnership we can accelerate the process to view opportunities in real-time and act upon them prior to bill cycle dates. This new proactive capability brings incredible value to our clients and the industry."

"In the past, enterprise companies relied on TEM firms to analyze their mobile bills after-the-fact in order to ensure carriers were not overcharging them and that they were accurately estimating and planning mobile expenses," said Anomalous Networks CEO Dan Rudich. "Our technology actually gives TEMs the ability to provide real-time tracking and alerting for voice, data, SMS and roaming events helping to eliminate 'Bill Shock' for their customers through a centralized dashboard of the company's fleet of mobile devices. So, instead of looking at the end-users' roaming charges after they hit the bill, the telecom manager and/or TEM can be instantly alerted and instructed to adjust user behavior or telecom plans in real-time. With Telicost, companies can save anywhere between 20-60% on their overall mobile expenses."

Telicost provides streamlined reporting on data usage, international roaming, usage anomalies and asset location tracking. Telecom managers and end users each receive immediate warnings when approaching the limits of their carrier plans. Users will also receive international roaming alerts to modify behavior or adapt plans to meet end-user needs and company budgets. Telicost offers essential historical usage and location tracking features, which will assist telecom managers in automating plan selection decisions. These are some of the Telicost reports the system provides:

  • Telecom Cost Projection -- This report will predict an enterprises carrier bills for the current month and estimate any budget surplus due to costly in-month events such as roaming and plan overages
  • Mobile Device Usage -- This chart will let the Telecom Manager graphically see the data, voice and SMS consumption among different device types, users, plans, interfaces or groups
  • Usage to Plan -- This report will allow the enterprise to see how mobile devices are performing versus carrier plans purchased and will detect devices that are projected to exceed plan limits and prevent overages from occurring
  • Device Location -- In one screen this graph allows enterprises to track their fleet of mobile devices while highlighting roaming users for immediate attention.

Tracknology is a leading supplier of workforce, GIS and mobile device applications in Australia, with a strong customer base across corporate and enterprise. Stephen Walsh, Director of Tracknology, acknowledges, "Bill Shock is a concern for many businesses. The Telicost solution assists enterprises in monitoring unexpected and costly overages on their telecom bills in real-time. This is an exciting time for Anomalous Networks and Tracknology, by launching this world-class product modified for the Australian telecommunications market and wholly supported locally for customers, business, government, enterprise and carriers."

About Anomalous Networks
Anomalous Networks is the pioneer and leading provider of Real-Time Telecom Expense Management™ software solutions that allow small to large businesses to better manage the cost and security risks of deploying carrier-based mobile technologies and eliminate "Bill Shock". The company's Telicost, Telicost-Mobile and Telicost-Lite solutions support leading mobile device platforms such as BlackBerry, BlackBerry PlayBook, iPhone, iPad, Windows Mobile, Android, 3G Modems, M2M solutions from companies such as Sixnet and Sierra Wireless, and Embedded Devices such as laptops containing the Qualcomm GOBI chipset among others. Anomalous Networks has recently been certified by AT&T and its Telicost solution is currently Bell Mobility's best-selling mobile solution. For more information, visit www.anomalousnetworks.com. To access an electronic press kit, go to http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/public/kit/AnomalousNetworksMWC11

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