Nexign replaces the billing system in Ucell

Implementation of Nexign Converged BSS will allow the largest telecommunications operator in Uzbekistan to renew its billing system and increase the quality of customer service

Cape Town, South Africa at AfricaCom virtual event – November 9, 2020: Nexign (a part of ICS Holding LLC), a leading Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, today announced that it has signed the deal with Ucell, the largest telco provider in Uzbekistan, to replace the company’s billing system. The agreement includes consulting services and implementation and technical support of the Nexign Converged BSS solution.

Ucell is the largest mobile operator of GSM and UMTS standards in Uzbekistan. Currently it has about 8 million subscribers, and 2G, 3G and 4G networks provide coverage for 100%, 75% and 50% of Uzbekistan’s localities respectively.

With existing BSS solution, the operator found it difficult to address new challenges. A large number of local improvements and temporary solutions, as well as the closed architecture of the billing system, made the process of its development and support more complicated. As a result, LLC "COSCOM" (Ucell trademark) decided to change the existing BSS platform and has chosen Nexign as a new vendor.

“Nexign has already completed a number of successful projects in Uzbekistan, and we are glad to use our experience and knowledge of the local market for development of the BSS platform in Ucell,” says Igor Gorkov, CEO of Nexign. “I am confident that implementation of Nexign Converged BSS will help the operator to address challenges that the emerging market poses to telecommunications companies.”

The new platform will ensure harmonization and comprehensive support of all Ucell’s key business processes. Nexign Converged BSS will enable Ucell to reduce operating costs and increase revenue by quickly bringing competitive products and services to market.

At the stage of preparation for product implementation, a pilot project was realized in a short time to demonstrate the capabilities of the new solution. The joined team of Nexign and Ucell deployed a test zone, connected it to the network core, ensured full functioning and launched 100 subscribers, for whom key business processes were successfully put into effect.

Now the companies have started to implement a new BSS system. The project will be completed in the second half of 2021.

“Ucell is constantly working on the quality of its services to provide our subscribers with the highest level of customer experience. We found a reliable partner in Nexign. Despite the fact that the work on the project takes place during the pandemic, supplies are being carried out as planned," says Nodirkhon Zakhidov, Ucell CTO.

For more information on Nexign’s products and services, please visit Nexign’s virtual booth at AfricaCom on November 9–12.

 

About Nexign

Nexign, a part of Intellectual Computer Systems Holding (ICS Holding) and a leading Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, has been delivering pragmatic, value-driven, high-performance product solutions since 1992.

As communications service providers become digital service providers, Nexign accelerates their transformation through engineering excellence and agile products and services that facilitate revenue-stream diversification. Nexign takes pride in its partner-centric approach to working with customers. For more than 28 years, the company has delivered on its promise of unlocking value in the short-term while ensuring customers’ investments are future-proof and support long-term growth.

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Nexign employs 1,800 people in offices through Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and LATAM. The company has delivered more than 120 projects across 16 countries and had revenue of $217 million in 2019, while the revenue from new business, including international projects, increased by 38% reaching $37 million in 2019.

For more information, please visit the website and follow the latest news from Nexign on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

 

About ICS Holding

X-Holding (https://x-holding.ru/) is a diversified IT group having leadership positions in the technologies and IT services development market. The Holding is the largest IT services provider for telecoms operators and one of the most fast-growing IT holdings in the Russian market, being one of the TOP-3 major IT developers of Russia, the TOP-10 largest IT companies of Russia and the TOP-10 largest equipment suppliers for industrial sector. The Holding directs more than 30 companies, consolidated in 5 sub-holdings - YADRO, Nexign, Tsitadel, Kriptonit and Forpost.

The priority activities of X-Holding Group include digital transformation of large enterprises, data security, data storage systems, cryptography and quantum computing, computer-assisted learning and neuron networks, blockchain technologies and artificial intelligence. The Group business footprint covers all regions of Russia and a series of near and far-abroad countries.

X-Holding Group staff includes more than 6 000 employees. Over 120 global projects have been implemented in Russia and abroad, more than 1 000 Holding clients work in over 20 countries globally. The Group overall revenue in 2019 was 82.23 billion RUR. The partner network of X-Holding consists of more than 50 large enterprises in Russia and abroad.

On 15 September 2020, X-Holding became a part of USM Telecom.

 

About Ucell

Ucell is an Uzbek mobile operator that offers services using GSM, UMTS and LTE standards. The official name of the company is COSCOM Limited Liability Company. Since December 5, 2018, COSCOM LLC (the mobile operator operating under the Ucell trademark) is a 100% state-owned company, with its assets belonging to the State Asset Management Agency in Uzbekistan. Visit the official website of Ucell to learn more.

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