In the time of neck-to-neck competition, it is becoming increasingly important for telecom carriers to manage partner settlement efficiently. While growing rapidly, the communications market is heading towards a more challenging business environment in which a carrier's financial results depend not only on the volume of services it delivers or the rates it offers but, to a large extent, on its partners’ rates. With this in mind, it is appropriate to ask what the carrier should do to build transparent partnerships in the market and make the most of them.
The product leverages industry best practices to facilitate inter-carrier settlement
The solution automates every stage of the partner settlement process, minimizing financial risks associated with non-payment or invoicing mistakes
Solid performance (up to 35,000 CDRs per sec) and seamless scalability for your growing business
Rapid step-by-step deployment driven by PMI methodologies to ensure full visibility and fast track to project goals
An open data model facilitates integration into an existing IT infrastructure
An easy-to-use, intuitive interface helps employees get started quickly, while relatively modest hardware requirements mean less money spent on equipment
In 2002, Rostelecom started to look for a solution that would allow it to manage partner settlement in an efficient manner. ITC, a Peter-Service software product, was chosen to address this task; at the initial stage, the system was deployed at Rostelecom’s Corporate Center. Deployments in the macroregional branch offices followed. By 2008, Peter-Service ITC had been installed at each of Rostelecom’s macroregional branches. With the wide range of capabilities that the system offered, the operator could implement complex rating models, least cost routing and settlement reconciliation. In 2012, a large-scale integration project was launched at the operator’s Corporate Center with the aim of putting together the Peter-Service ITC installations into a single solution that would span the entire network and help the operator fully meet its interconnect settlement needs. A fine-grained access control mechanism that the solution was based on allowed each of Rostelecom’s macroregional branches to maintain its own reference database and use it, while enabling the company’s Corporate Center to get access to any data of any macroregional branch. In 2014, the operator began to build an analytical storage of data generated by the integrated ITC solution. After the project is completed, Rostelecom will get tools for deep traffic analysis, optimized domestic traffic routing and quick introduction of new rate offerings.
In 2003, Peter-Service ITC was successfully installed and put into operation at MegaFon’s Rostov branch. It was the first project of that kind. After that, it was installed at the rest of the operator’s branches; the last installation, at the Nizhny Novgorod branch, took place in 2008. In 2010, the operator started a global project aiming to put all of the ITC instances it was running into a single centralized solution with advanced access control features. The project was completed in 2011; it allowed MegaFon to reduce its operational costs dramatically, centralize its reporting functions and standardize the reference data in all of its branches. With the API that ITC offered, it became possible to automate the loading of reference data and partners’ rate plans at MegaFon branches and eliminate the need for any manual input.
In 2003, MTS, one of the largest communications service providers in Russia, launched a project aiming to create an integrated settlement solution. In that year, Peter-Service ITC, an interconnection billing solution, was installed, tested and put into operation. The service provider had been looking for a high-performance effective solution for inter-operator settlement with advanced data access control features. The solution that Peter-Service offered met all those requirements. In 2010, MTS expanded the solution by purchasing a module implementing reconciliation capabilities. This helped the service provider optimize its reconciliation processes though a higher level of automation and dramatically reduce the risk of financial loss. Peter-Service ITC is a reliable and robust tool that allows MTS, with its 70 million plus subscriber base, to settle charges with partners in a prompt and accurate manner. Benefiting from the smoothly running settlement mechanisms and advanced features the system offers, the service provider can easily implement various business scenarios on its own at a low cost; in addition, the solution seamlessly integrates with the provider’s ERP system (OeBS).