Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting

Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting

December 02, 2010

Acision Charging Engine Deployed by SETAR

Acision (News - Alert) Charging Engine has been deployed by SETAR as its mobile charging platform. An announcement in this regard has been made by the top company in mobile data, Acision. SETAR is the national telecommunications provider of Aruba.

Breakthrough hybrid charging plans can be now offered by SETAR to its subscribers with the deployment of Acision Charging Engine. Account holders will be able to sign up for a post-paid plan with SETAR using a post-paid and pre-paid billing model. An affordable set monthly spending limit can be therefore provided to the account holders. The mobile user is notified once this limit is reached. By performing a pre-paid top up, the mobile user has the option to continue using the services.

SETAR seeks to gain a competitive advantage in the region by deploying this hybrid post-paid / pre-paid plan. The concerns of subscribers looking to control spending limits will be addressed with this model. By avoiding “bill shock”, more customers will also be attracted to use SETAR’s services. A contractual pricing plan will be provided by the solution. Subscribers will be offered access to new smart devices and services with SETAR being able to subsidize the cost of handsets.

In a release, Z. Roland Croes, director, SETAR said, "By using the Acision Charging Engine platform, SETAR will be able to uniquely meet the needs of our subscribers by providing advanced wireless services with controlled billing. Users of the SETAR hybrid plan will have the ability to extend their usage beyond the preset limits via the use of standard top-up methods and the purchase of service bundles, therefore eliminating bill shock."

According to Chris Jenkins, EVP Mobile Data Charging, Acision, operators around the world are looking for real-time rating and charging solutions due to the continuous growth of mobile usage. This will provide competitive advantage to the operators, boost subscriber levels and gain Quality of Experience.

In a release, Jenkins added, "With the deployment of Acision Charging Engine, SETAR continues to illustrate their steadfast commitment to the subscriber experience. Our partnership with SETAR is yet another example of how Acision collaborates with service providers around the world to address challenges with innovative mobile data solutions which gives them the competitive edge.”

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Monda

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