The Azure Fraud Control System allows operators to detect fraud across their network effectively and efficiently. It uses intelligent and unique detection technology, and accepts multiple data feeds to allow all types of products or service to be monitored (fixed, mobile, interconnect, IP etc).
John Cronin, president and CEO of Azure, said: “We are delighted to be working with Paktel and Pakcom and further expanding Azure’s presence in Asia. The issue of fraud is becoming of increased importance for many operators and the Azure Fraud Control System provides operators with the flexibility to efficiently and effectively detect and reduce all types of fraud across their network. ”
Xavier Rocoplan of Paktel, said: “Having just been granted a GSM licence, it was vital that we had an effective fraud-detection system in place and this system will enable us to provide a better cellular service which will ultimately benefit the customers. Azure’s heritage and expertise in combating telecoms fraud made it a very attractive company to work with.”
Ian Williams of Pakcom, said: “Azure’s Fraud Control System gives our fraud management team the flexibility and control it requires. We now will be able to migrate customers across technology platforms in the knowledge that we have effective fraud detection in place. ”
About Azure Solutions (www.azuresolutions.com)
Azure Solutions is the world’s largest revenue-assurance company. It is head quartered in London, with people in Westminster (Colorado), Ipswich, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne. Azure’s end-to-end revenue-assurance product portfolio for current-generation networks includes Data Integrity, Wholesale and Interconnect Billing, International Settlements, Fraud Management, Mediation, Management, Translation and Rating, Event Integrity and Route Optimisation. Azure has launched Azure Inter-Party Management as the first product in its next-generation portfolio. Azure provides individual products or complete revenue-assurance solutions using a common platform and any combination of products that a customer might need. Customers can choose a system that they own and operate themselves or a bureau that Azure manages on their behalf. Azure has over 60 customers across the world comprising PTTs, mobile operators, national operators, carrier’s carrier and cable TV companies. Azure has significant carrier experience and understands the problems faced by all these operators.
The company’s heritage can be traced back to BT in the early 1990s. Azure was spun out of BT in April 2003 and is backed by New Venture Partners, Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures and Intel Capital.
Recently Azure won the ‘Best Revenue-Assurance Project’ award at the World Billing Awards 2005 in London, and ‘Most Promising Company’ at the TeleStrategies Billing & OSS World Excellence Awards 2005 in Philadelphia.
About Pakcom (www.instaphone.com)
Instaphone is amongst the pioneers in the mobile phone industry in Pakistan and has been in operation since 1991. Instaphone’s current subscriber base exceeds 600,000 users covering more than 185 cities across Pakistan. It offers an optimum combination of convenience & economy in cellular telephony though its Insta Xcite & Insta One Prepaid and Contract Postpaid brands to suit the needs of customer. The company has continuously evolved throughout the years from AMPS to TDMA and will soon be introducing CDMA technology which will lead to customer’s access to more affordable packages along with a plethora of high end value added data services.
About Paktel (www.paktel.com)
Paktel was the first cellular mobile service operator in Pakistan and for a long time the word Paktel was commonly used as another word for mobile phone. Currently it has a subscriber base of around 350,000. Paktel has entered the digital mobile network market with the launch of its GSM services and formed strategic alliances with mobile giants Samsung and Nokia. The company shall have a customer base of more than two million connections on its new network.