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Stockholm, Sweden - EHPT (Ericsson Hewlett-Packard Telecommunications) today launched an entry package business support solution for new telecoms operators. Uniquely, the system can be fully functioning in only ten weeks, in contrast to the average industry installation time of around six months.

This gives new operators a strong competitive advantage: time to market is crucial and dramatically affects their market share. It has been estimated that while the first new entrant challenging the incumbent operator may gain a market share of up to 20%, the third new operator is unlikely to gain more than 5%.

The entry package has been designed with the needs of the newly-established operator in mind and provides interconnect, mediation and billing and customer care solutions for both fixed and mobile networks. In addition, once operators are fully functioning, the product allows them to add on new options and expand their system, when they wish to do so.

"This is a complete package for new operators: the product has a pre-defined content, price and implementation time and we ensure controlled delivery through our global certified channel partners. We have focused on enabling operators to enter the telecom market as quickly and as easily as possible," commented Linda Ekener-Magi, business manager of EHPT."

The entry package is based on three EHPT products:

  • EHPT SETTLER, an interconnect application which handles the large incoming and outgoing revenue streams involved in interconnect billing.
  • EHPT BMP - which enables service providers to take full advantage of their network usage data, enabling them to use it for both streamlining the billing system and for strategic applications such as customer behaviour analysis and network planning
  • Finally, EHPT PROGRESSOR - the new version of EHPT's billing and customer service system which will be launched later in the year.

Note to Editors:

EHPT, Ericsson Hewlett-Packard Telecommunications is an independent, world-class provider of application software and services to telecom operators and has installed 450 operations support and business support systems in 65 countries. Its success is based on a thorough understanding of the convergence of telecom and computer networks. Founded in 1993 as a joint-venture owned 60% by Ericsson and 40% by Hewlett-Packard, it combines and enhances the strengths of these world leaders to provide leading edge solutions. EHPT is based in Stockholm, Sweden and employs 850 staff worldwide.

SOURCE Ericsson Hewlett-Packard Telecommunicati

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