SOURCE: DigitalRoute


November 12, 2015 10:46 ET

LG U+ Selects DigitalRoute for Billing Mediation

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2015) - LG U+, a total telecommunication service provider formed by the merger of three companies, LG Telecom, LG Dacom and LG Powercom in Korea, has selected DigitalRoute, the leading provider of data integration solutions globally, to replace the mediation components of its BSS infrastructure.

In the process, LG U+ will leverage DigitalRoute's unique Usage Management extension. The Korean company expects to both reduce its IT operating costs and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its BSS by leveraging the functional advantages delivered by DigitalRoute's highly flexible technology.

LG U+'s decision to upgrade its legacy mediation was driven in part by its need to address the real-time rating challenges that are provided by DigitalRoute's Usage Management functionality. In addition, the company planned a wider BSS transformation which would simultaneously both enhance the performance of and reduce TCO in its legacy stack. Mediation is widely recognised as the starting point in a drive towards a leaner, open source BSS.

The initial phase of the LG U+ project will see DigitalRoute replace all legacy mediation assets at LG U+ and implement Usage Management for Bill Shock prevention and real-time Quality of Service control. The second phase of the project, due to commence next year, will include online mediation and the replacement of LG U+s fixed-line systems.

DigitalRoute's MediationZone technology, which was selected after a review of a number of alternative approaches, is already the standard for mediation within Korea. LG U+ was quickly able to conclude after a Proof of Concept that its Usage Management offering would add value and meet the company's specific aim of achieving a "lean rating" approach.

To deliver the LG U+ solution, DigitalRoute partnered with Forelink, an in-region professional company dedicated to software development and Information Technology services and LG CNS, a subsidiary of LG Corporation that provides IT services.

Commented Cho Joon-soon, CIO, LG U+, "LG U+ selected DigitalRoute for its outstanding mediation products and unique usage management extension. With DigitalRoute's innovative approach, we will confidently offer significant cost benefits to customers and reinvent new business."

Added Johan Bergh, CEO, DigitalRoute, "We are delighted to add LG U+ to the DigitalRoute customer family and also to extend our footprint in the APAC region, a geography in which we are now making rapid advances. The value that MediationZone brings to Communications Service Providers is, as LG U+ has identified, the foundation of important IT transformation projects, and its impact on both costs and performance is considerable."

About DigitalRoute
DigitalRoute has been providing new approaches to enterprise data management since 1999. Its MediationZone solution offers high throughput and provides a unique degree of user configurability. This means customers achieve greater cost efficiencies, improved times-to-market for new service offerings, the ability to monetise any data, and greater end-customer satisfaction. It also ensures that the right downstream systems receive the right data in the required format regardless of source or destination, and without losing a single bit. MediationZone is the foundation from which multiple, mission-critical Use Cases can be addressed in the areas of Online Control and Data Management. Over 300 leading companies worldwide actively use DigitalRoute technology to meet their data management needs, including a number of OEM partners who use our solution as a central part of their own offering. DigitalRoute is built on the core values of Expertise, Open-Mindedness and Commitment. The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with regional offices in Gothenburg, Atlanta, and Kuala Lumpur. DigitalRoute is a venture-backed, privately held company. See more at:

About LG U+.
LG U+ is a total telecommunication service provider formed by the merger of three companies, LG Telecom, LG Dacom and LG Powercomm, in 2010. LG U+ pursues Korea's first nationwide 4G LTE and completion of All-IP network. LG U+'s New Vision is to be the World's best in "Beyond Telecom." Its services include personal mobile services, business solution services, and global roaming phone rentals. The personal mobile services include mobile services, international phone, broadband internet, internet protocol television (IPTV), bundle, media distribution service, and cloud. The business solution services include leased line, e-Biz and internet data center (IDC) business. The company was founded on July 11, 1996 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

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