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AWCC taps Optiva for charging & policy control in Afghanistan

AWCC taps Optiva for charging & policy control in Afghanistan

Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) has extended its agreement with Optiva for the software provider’s Charging Engine, Voucher Management and Policy Control solutions.

AWCC needed a portfolio offering with a robust roadmap that would position and ready them for a future public cloud solution. Their upgrade provides a roadmap to the public cloud and equips AWCC with the functional capabilities to tap into the growth potential of Afghanistan. The upgrade will also help AWCC advance its growth strategy and gain capabilities for targeting new customer segments.

Managing Director and Board Member of AWCC Amin Ramin said: “Working closely with Optiva team, this upgrade will enable us to increase monetisation, offer new value to our customers and prepare us for migration to a public cloud environment with unmatched scalability.”

The upgrade will also allow them to eventually run their BSS stack, including real-time charging, through remote operations and management. This will improve AWCC’s resiliency and operational challenges compared to running the stack via the traditional, on-premise deployment models.

"Optiva’s remote delivery expertise enabled us to accomplish our goals despite the extreme and challenging conditions in Afghanistan. As they maintain our BSS platform and continue to support our business operations, these capabilities will afford us ongoing access to feature-rich and advanced solutions,” said Ramin.

A leading telecom operator, AWCC serves more than five million customers. They provide innovative services, including LTE, and are now in the planning stages for providing 5G services to subscribers.

Danielle Royston, CEO of Optiva, said: “The upgrade allows us to help AWCC further achieve their strategic business goals and position them for even greater success in the future with the transition to the public cloud.”

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