Istanbul, Turkey – May 24, 2017 – Ooredoo Qatar, the leading operator in Qatar with a growing base of over 3 million fixed-line, mobile and broadband subscribers and Telenity, a leading provider of innovative services and solutions for communications networks, today announced that they won the Global Telecoms Business (GTB) 2017 Award with the “Virtualized Consolidation Platform for Messaging and VAS Project” that they successfully deployed in Qatar.
The executives of Ooredoo Qatar and Telenity were presented the award trophies in the “Infrastructure Service Innovation” category at the GTB Telecoms Innovation Award Ceremony held in London on May 23rd, 2017.
“We had a superb range of projects nominated for this year’s awards, the eleventh time Global Telecoms Business has presented our annual Innovation Awards. Each year since 2007 we’ve seen how the industry is getting more innovative and more imaginative about serving customers as technology advances. To get through the first hurdle and be shortlisted is already a great tribute to the quality of work here, and to go on to win an award shows an excellent level of innovation in driving demand for better quality services.” said Alan Burkitt-Gray, Executive Editor of Global Telecoms Business and Capacity.
Ooredoo Qatar Virtualized Consolidation Platform (VCP) is a transformation project for legacy Messaging and VAS services, and a reliable quick-to-market execution environment for any future service application. The primary goal of the project was to consolidate and modernize twelve legacy VAS and messaging services that were acquired from a four different vendors over the years. Reaping the benefits of hardware virtualization, consolidated operations and integration to the VoLTE/IMS services, Ooredoo Qatar achieved more than 85% OPEX savings with the VCP solution provided by Telenity.
“This award is a recognition of Telenity’s continued efforts for improving the operational efficiency of its operator customers’ core networks and services. The latest technologies we offer enable the sharing of the network assets and decrease the complexity of mobile operators’ day-to-day operations for existing and new service applications. These benefits of the Telenity’s Virtualized Consolidated Platform translated into significant savings for our customers, improving their bottom line financially.” said Ilhan Bagoren, CEO of Telenity.
“We are proud to deploy one of the most innovative solutions in the VAS and Messaging domain with Ooredoo Qatar. Telenity’s VAS Consolidation solution provides operators a user-friendly environment for their existing services, while enabling the development of a new generation of revenue generating applications” said Osman Perksoy, VP Business Development & Sales, Telenity.
Telenity’s VCP solution that was deployed at Ooredoo Qatar network is built on industry standard signaling and media resource layers that are shared across multiple service applications running within it. It provides common modules for provisioning of user and service profiles, license management, self-care, customer care and admin portals, as well as OA&M functions. The self-care portal provided with the consolidated services provides subscribers easy access to their service subscription settings and enable them to make necessary changes through a web browser or a smart phone app.
The platform runs on a fully virtualized environment based on a design that is modeled after Network function virtualisation (NFV) reference architecture, which makes Ooredoo Qatar VCP platform future proof with NFV-readiness.
Telenity’s CanVAS® VAS Consolidation solution is the end product of more than 10 years of research and development. The solution built on a platform that includes the following core capabilities:
Unified and Flexible Licensing
Unified Administration, User and Self-Care Portals
Common OA&M Platform
Unified Charging Framework
Unified KPIs, Alarms and Reporting
Centralized Filtering (Black & White List Management)
The solution includes the following Value Added Services by Telenity:
• CanVAS SMS Center
• CanVAS MMS Center
• CanVAS USSD Service Center
• CanVAS VoiceMail
• CanVAS Pay4Me, Mobile Collect Call
• CanVAS RCB, Roamer’s Callback
• CanVAS SmartConnect, Missed Call Completion
• CanVAS SmartAlert, Missed Call Notification