NSN Chalks Up 125th charge@once mediate Customer

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has revealed that its Convergent Mediation platform, known as charge@once mediate, that efficiently consolidates charging data across telecoms networks, has notched up its 125th customer. According to NSN, charge@once mediate simplifies billing and enables the seamless rollout of new mobile data services. One of its key features is the prevention of bill shock, which, NSN notes, is gaining worldwide relevance beyond Europe.

NSN says that Vodafone Malta is already seeing an improved end-user experience, thanks to charge@once mediate. “Mobile internet is changing how people access and consume content, so we are offering additional data services for our subscribers,” says Marco Incorvaja, billing and data warehouse manager at Vodafone Malta. “At the same time, we have to guarantee cost transparency. Nokia Siemens Networks’ charge@once mediate platform is the chosen mediation technology that allows us to be cost transparent, as well as launch new services flexibly and rapidly.”

charge@once mediate acts as a single point of contact between different network elements, providing charging and billing data to support prepaid and postpaid customers, as well as a variety of convergent voice and data services. It converts and validates data in real time, and removes the need for large integration projects for each new service, which NSN says allows for  greater flexibility in tariffs and marketing strategies. Deployments are further helped by pre-integration with other NSN products, and easy integration of charge@once mediate with third-party systems.