Orange Botswana Selects Acision Multi-VAS to Support Service Portfolio Growth

By Acision Uk Ltd, PRNE
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

READING, England, June 15, 2011 -

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Acision, a world leader in mobile data, today announced that
Orange Botswana is deploying Acision Multi-VAS (Value Added
Services), meaning the operator can consolidate a number of its
services, including voice, text and multimedia messaging, onto one
single platform. This will enable Orange Botswana to reduce total
cost of ownership (TCO) of its infrastucuture while at the same
time driving service innovation and gaining an enhanced level of
flexibility in its network.  Acision Multi-VAS incorporates a
broad range of Acision solutions including its SMSC, MMSC, Acision
HSP and elements of its real-time charging and active mediation
portfolio.  In addition, Orange Botswana will also be able to
leverage various new Person-2-Person, Application-2-Person and
Person-2-Application messaging services.  

The advent of multi-VAS offerings presents service providers
with a unique set of opportunities to enhance service management
and innovation. As existing value added services continue to evolve
and new ones are developed, the network architecture must, in turn,
develop to maintain compatibility with this pace of evolution and
growth.Acision Multi-VAS, effectively provides a future-proof
architecture, which will enable Orange Botswana to launch new
services in a carrier-grade environment while simplifing and
centralising the operational management including alarming,
analysis and reporting of services.  This not only drives
operational efficiency but enables the operator to expand the
architecture in order to accommodate new features and functionality
in the future.

Isaac KETLHOAFETSE, IT Manager Orange Botswana, commented: “As
we continue to roll-out new and evolved services, it is imperative
that our network architecture has the capability to support this
level of development. Acision’s Multi-VAS provides us with a
revolutionary, future-ready system enabling us to reduce TCO and
drive significant OPEX savings in both the short and long-term, as
well as enhance our network flexibility. On top of this, its
consolidated nature provides our customers with more integrated and
exciting services, further optimising and enhancing the end-user

Sherif Hamoudah, Managing Director Acision Middle East, Africa
& Pakistan added: “Acision’s new Multi-VAS solution provides
Orange Botswana with a simplified, cost effective platform which
will support the operator’s existing and future services portfolio.
The scalable nature of the architecture enables Orange Botswana to
drive and develop much more innovative services in a cost-effective
manner. The delivery of Acision Multi-VAS is a further example of
our rapidly-expanding presence and commitment to the African




About Acision

As a world leader in mobile data, Acision powers innovation and
profitable growth in mobile data services. As a pioneer of mobile
messaging, Acision’s real time mobile data solutions support its
customers worldwide to drive new revenues with innovative services
while controlling, optimising and monetising data traffic. For more
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