Dialog Telecom taps Alcatel-Lucent for converged payment solution

Alcatel-Lucent announced that Dialog Telecom, a Polish telecomms operator, has selected Alcatel-Lucent's convergent payment solution for its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services.

The Alcatel-Lucent 8610 Instant Convergent Charging Suite (ICC), based on the Open Services Platform, will give Dialog the capacity to expand its convergent service offering with mobile prepaid and post-paid services.

Alcatel-Lucent will also integrate the platform with the core network of a mobile network operator, acting as a host for Dialog's mobile services as Dialog, a virtual operator, doesn't own a network.

Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy a service delivery platform which includes the Alcatel-Lucent 8610 Instant Convergent Charging suite and the 5900 Specialised Resource Point for IVR functionality.

It will also deliver its 8985 Mobile Provisioning system and NGN switching subsystem based on the Alcatel-Lucent 5020 Media Gateway Controller and Alcatel-Lucent 7515 Media Gateway, which support SIP-based OSP applications.

No financial details of the deal were disclosed.