Large-sized companies with extensive branch networks (banking, retail, IT, manufacturing, transport and logistics) and state agencies are increasingly active in the MVNO market. By launching a virtual network operator, they can get access to new market segments, increase their customer bases, uncover new sources of revenue and create a synergy between their core businesses and telecom services. Implementing MVNO projects requires a flexible, scalable billing solution with advanced features. We have a strong understanding of the virtual network operators’ business processes and the challenges they have to face. Our platform has a complete set of components for a successful MVNO at any network infrastructure level (Reseller, Light or Full).
Creating own service packages, setting up rate plans, defining pricing policies.
Full control over personal data and guaranteed security of corporate communications. Customer data is stored and managed in a separate database.
Subscriber spending control, including real-time control. Accounts can be split into corporate and personal ones with the ability to apply limits and refill them separately.
Creating branded SIMs and self-service interfaces, an individual GSM network name.
Creating roaming-free zones to minimize communications costs.
More efficient intracompany communications.
Vainakh Telecom, a Chechen Republic- based telecom operator, had been pro-viding broadband, digital TV and video telephony services for quite a while, planning to enter the mobile communications market.This became possible in 2011, after new legislation was adopted to introduce virtual network business models into the local market. Vainakh Telecom applied for a numbering range, formed an alliance with Sky Link, its partner, and launched an MVNO over the Sky Link’s existing GSM network. The operator chose the MVNO solution from Peter-Service to automate its MVNO-related business processes. With its well-designed business processes and smoothly functioning so ware, Vainakh Telecom managed to become the second largest player in the republic’s mobile communications market by subscriber base size and revenue.
In 2012, Gazprom, a group of companies, decided to reorganize its corporate tele-phony service. The provider of the holding used an outdated billing system that could not support complex settlement models in relations with mobile and ﬁxed communications providers. We oﬀered a solution speciﬁcally developed for inter-partner settlement (interconnect). At some point in the course of the project, the customer decided to change the strategy and set new goals, asking to install a set of BSS products that would allow the holding to deploy a full-scale MVNO and set up roaming-free zones for corporate subscribers all across the country. To achieve those goals, a line of specialized products was deployed, and a convergent billing solution was launched, allowing the customer to maintain full control over personal data and guarantee the security of corporate communications. In 2014, a pilot MVNO was deployed in the North West Federal District. After the project got positive feedback, it was expanded to implement such tasks as migrating the ﬁxed-line and broadband subscribers, implementing CRM, providing M2M and DPI functionality, etc.
Aiming to expand its market reach, MegaFon, one of the largest communications providers in Russia, had been acquiring regional mobile network operators. As a result, MegaFon built a portfolio consisting of two geographically close companies that were named Center Branch and Capital Branch. The company’s management was going to merge those business units in order to optimize the processes and standardize the technological policy. However, it turned out that, according to the relevant legislation, radio frequency licenses could not be transferred to another company; so, a complete merger of the two companies was impossible. We suggested a solution to the problem which was based on the MVNO business model; it was accepted, and two independent schemes were implemented in the billing system of Capital Branch, and the billing solution of Center Branch was stopped and removed from service. The subscribers of the central business unit of MegaFon were migrated to a separate billing branch of Capital Branch with the minimum possible system downtime.