20 CEOs Choose Buzzinbees in Africa at GDS International's NG Telecoms Summit
INDUSTRY| Aug. 13, 2012, 12:01 p.m.
Over 20 CEOs and many more CxOs from major operators gathered at GDS International’s Next Generation Telecoms (NGT) summit for Africa elected Buzzinbees the summit thought leader solution provider.
This rewards Buzzinbees for its innovative Bee-SOON automatic subscriber activation product and for its understanding of operator issues.
Bee-SOON optimizes subscriber activation end-to-end, from SIM supply to associating a phone number and services to subscribers in real time, cutting activation costs in half and slashing time to introduce new tariff plans from months to weeks.
"It was a pleasure to work with Buzzinbees and I look forward to the future working partnership at the NG Telecoms Africa Summit April 2013," said Kieran Crawford, Summit Director of GDS Internationals’s NG Telecoms Africa Summit.
"It was clear just how popular their Bee-SOON automatic subscriber activation product was, especially with the likes of Airtel, MTN & Econet Wireless. Of the 25 solution providers on site, Buzzinbees managed to clinch the Solution Provider Thought Leader Award," he added, also pointing that "previous winners include the likes of Aviat Networks and VISA".
Bee-SOON automates the process of just-in-time provisioning of SIM cards in the operator's network. This frees up resources such as MSISDNs, IMSIs, HLR capacity until really needed: when an end-user first activates a SIM in a handset. The resulting cost savings and enhanced operational efficiency ensure that the return on investment for Bee-SOON comes extremely fast, in months versus years. Bee-SOON is SIM agnostic and does not require preallocation of IMSI or MSISDN, nor any costly SIM applet.
Automatic SIM activation accelerates time to market by a significant factor: as long as point of sales hold blank SIMs in stock, all it takes to launch a new tariff is to define the new plan and roll the marketing campaign.
Bee-SOON gives subscribers a choice, as they can select their preferred phone number directly from their handset. This improves customer retention, and creates a mechanism for revenue generation from the sale of golden and vanity numbers.Bee-SOON is well suited for operator groups with multi-tenant environments: it offers centralized monitoring and management tools, while keeping data secure and private to regional operators.
Bee-SOON is complete and self-sufficient, capable of offloading the operator SMS or USSD centers from non-revenue generating traffic. With its built-in high-capacity HLR functionality, Bee-SOON performs full authentication when the new (U)SIM and handset first attach to the network. This HLR technology allows to optimize M2M network utilization and significantly reduce operators re-investment in their networks. Bee-SOON also configures activated M2M devices on the fly, prevents invalid or misused devices from registering, and ensures secure data exchange with these devices.
Organized by GDS International, NG Telecoms summit Africa serves as a forum for senior level executives to engage in clear and focused dialog with their peers to share views, challenges and opportunities in a relaxed and vibrant environment. Technology executives can meet with up to 60 like-minded peers and have ample formal and informal opportunity to network.
The delegate attendance is comprised of the most well respected executives in the African telecommunications industry, and the meetings are designed to surpass the traditional exchange of business cards and allow executives to communicate on a personal level.
For further information go to http://www.ngtafricasummit.com.
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