Ericsson beefs up Orange Switzerland BSS

Orange Switzerland is extending its BSS capabilities with an Ericsson architecture covering prepaid, multi-mediation and multi-activation platforms.
The Orange subsidiary is seeking improvements in its management of 4G data traffic, in anticipation of continued growth in demand. The five year BSS contract expands an existing managed services partnership the pair entered into in April, covering the operation and maintenance of the network by Ericsson.
“This partnership will safeguard our capability to manage the future traffic and service increase related to the explosion of 4G data,” Johan Andsjö, chief executive of Orange Switzerland, explained.
Ericsson is due to first take over billing of prepaid customers, harmonizing multi-mediation (the retrieval and processing of user data), and multi-activation features (automatic, real time subscriber management) on a common platform.