Huawei Helps KPN’s Telfort Better Serve Its Customers
Convergent Billing Solution (CBS) will allow operator to shorten service delivery cycle
Huawei currently supplies the KPN Group with extensive transmission and all-IP based core network products. Telfort will have the opportunity to significantly shorten its service delivery cycle for 2G and 3G services with the convergent rating, charging and billing infrastructure powered by Huawei CBS.
The benefits of Huawei’s CBS are manifold:
- It provides common and rule-driven rating engine to offer flexibly configurable tariff plans, enabling short time-to-market to win in fierce competition.
- It adopts customer-oriented data model and offers unified customer view, enabling personalized marketing to attract new customers, reduce churn and boost traffic.
- It supports both prepaid and postpaid subscribers with open and modularized architecture, enabling converged operation and multi-supplier environment to reduce CAPEX & OPEX.
Telfort CEO Mr. Marco Visser expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation with Huawei at the ceremony. He said, “Huawei CBS is an important building block for Telfort’s future service development. This is the first time that the KPN Group has been cooperating with Huawei on services, and it marks a deepening of the relationship between us.”
Dr. Haiping Che, President of Huawei Application and Software Product Line, said, “KPN is a prominent European operator that is highly innovative in adopting new services to grow its competitive edge. Our product portfolio is closely aligned with KPN/Telfort’s strategy and well positioned to meet its needs. We will continue to work closely with the KPN Group to help it achieve its business goals.”
KPN is the leading multimedia company in the Netherlands, providing consumers and consumer households with fixed and mobile telephony-, internet- and TV services. To business customers, KPN delivers voice-, internet- and data services as well as fully-managed, outsourced ICT solutions. Both nationally and internationally, KPN provides wholesale network services to third parties, including operators and service providers. In Germany and Belgium, KPN pursues a multi-brand strategy with its mobile operations, and serves multiple customer segments in consumer as well as business markets.
At March 31, 2007, KPN served 6.0 million wireline voice subscribers, 8.7 million mobile customers, 2.3 million Internet customers and 0.3 million TV-customers in the Netherlands as well as 15.6 million mobile customers in Germany and Belgium. With 27,165 people (24,799 FTEs), KPN posted revenues of EUR 2.9bn, with an EBITDA of EUR 1.2bn in Q1 2007. KPN was incorporated in 1989 and is listed on the Amsterdam-, New York-, London- and Frankfurt stock exchanges.
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