SETAR Deploys Acision Charging Engine to Enable Breakthrough Hybrid Charging PlansBy Acision Uk Ltd, PRNE
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Acision to Power First Post-paid / Pre-paid Hybrid Charging Deployment of its Kind, Enabling Subsidization of Mobile Handsets and Elimination of 'Bill Shock'
PLANO, Texas, December 1, 2010 - Acision, a world leader in mobile data, today announced that SETAR,
Aruba's national telecommunications provider, has deployed Acision Charging
Engine as its mobile charging platform, enabling SETAR to offer breakthrough
hybrid charging plans to its subscribers. Using a post-paid and pre-paid
billing model, the deployment of Acision Charging Engine will enable account
holders to sign up for a post-paid plan providing an affordable set monthly
spending limit. Once this limit is reached, the mobile user is notified and
then has the option to continue to use their services by performing a
pre-paid top up.
By deploying this hybrid post-paid / pre-paid plan, SETAR seeks to gain a
competitive advantage in the region by addressing the concerns of subscribers
looking to control spending limits while also avoiding "bill shock", which
can cause customer churn. As the solution will provide a contractual pricing
plan, this will enable SETAR to subsidize the costs of handsets, offering
subscribers access to new smart devices and services.
"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," said Z. Roland Croes, Director, SETAR.
"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."
"As mobile usage continues to grow, operators around the world
are looking for real-time rating and charging solutions to gain a competitive
advantage, boost subscriber levels and Quality of Experience, as well as
prevent issues such as 'bill shock' and churn. With the deployment of Acision
Charging Engine, SETAR continues to illustrate their steadfast commitment to
the subscriber experience," said Chris Jenkins, EVP Mobile Data Charging,
Acision. "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.
"By providing a more transparent pricing model and enabling a
level of flexibility around mobile spending, SETAR is empowering its
customers by giving them more control over their spend limits, with the added
choice to top up once their agreed spend limit is reached. This approach puts
the subscriber in control, thereby eliminating fear of 'bill shock', reducing
churn and encouraging greater uptake of services. The Acision Charging Engine
is win-win solution for both operators and their subscribers," continued
Acision Charging Engine - part of Acision's Mobile Data
Charging solutions - is a real-time rating and charging engine that enables
operators to provide billing transparency to users, whatever the service or
payment method. Acision Charging Engine enables users to build their own
tariff plans and control their spend through notifications which inform them
when they are close to exceeding their spend limit, as well as offering the
flexibility to extend their limit or top up on demand. Acision Charging
Engine is a cost effective solution that operators can deploy alongside their
existing billing platforms, in order to add flexibility and enable additional
functionality not possible with existing billing infrastructure. For
additional information about Acision's Mobile Data Charging solutions, please
Notes to Editors
As a world leader in mobile data, Acision aims to power innovation and
profitable growth in mobile data services. As the 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 information, visit Acision
About SETAR N.V.
SETAR N.V. is Aruba's national telecommunication provider and the
principal telecommunication company on the island. SETAR N.V. provides
solutions for Fixed line, Mobile, Internet and Data. The company's cellular
communications infrastructure offers GSM services.
Press contacts: Kevin Walters, Marketing Manager, North America, Tel: +1-972-246 5404, Email: kevin.walters at acision.com; Sarah Thomas, Topaz Partners, Tel: + 1-781-404-2427, Email: acision at topazpartners.com
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