Lucent Technologies has secured a contract from Belize Telecommunications Limited (BTL), the leading provider of telecommunication services in the Country of Belize, for Lucent to deploy a real-time rating and charging solution for BTL voice and data services.
BTL will be launching soon a range of new and enhanced services to its prepaid customers using Lucent's SurePay Real Time Rating and Charging Engine, which has been commercially deployed in networks worldwide with a base of more than 135 million subscribers.
The Lucent SurePay solution is a highly scalable, converged pre-paid/post-paid billing solution that provides support for a wide variety of voice, data, content charging and e-commerce services.
'As we roll-out our advanced features and service packages to our growing prepaid customer base, we will leverage Lucent's SurePay platform to support a wide range of flexible payment plans, service bundles and promotions targeted to particular customer segments,' said Dean Boyce, chairman of the executive committee of BTL. 'This will enable BTL to respond to the needs of the market and deliver enhanced value proposition, as well as to maximize the return on our investment.'
Lucent is also supplying BTL with a Short Message Service Center (SMSC) platform with the Wireless Messaging Gateway (WMG) module that allows users to send and receive short messages to and from email addresses.
Lucent Worldwide Services is in charge of integrating the SurePay(R) application with the customer's current infrastructure and provide complete installation and integration of the Lucent applications suite.
'We are very pleased and honored to work with BTL to provide a flexible prepaid platform that will allow them to offer real-time rating services such as voice, data, content downloads and e-commerce with a variety of discount bundles, incentives and buckets. We look forward to strengthening our business relationship,' said Heidy Frank, Business Development Director for Lucent Technologies in Caribbean and Central America. 'Lucent is a leading developer of prepaid solutions that are deployed in networks globally.'
BTL selected Lucent's SurePay platform because of the quality of the solution and its flexibility to offer prepaid services and functionalities through the Company's GSM, AMPS and wireline infrastructure.