Ascade gets Qtel contract

01 July 2008

Ascade, the global market-leader in advanced routing and trading, billing and quality solutions for the interconnect market, has announced that Qtel, the Qatar-based international carrier, has awarded it a contract for the full suite of Carrier Cockpit.

“Qtel made a thorough evaluation of the existing systems in the market and found Carrier Cockpit(TM) to provide the best support for its future growth both within Qatar and through its international affiliates,” Ascade said
“Important factors in Qtel’s decision process was to identify a platform where all involved parts of the organisation are able to work together as a team in one system; from routing and trading functions to quality management and interconnect billing. In Carrier Cockpit, Qtel found a truly integrated platform that uses one data model and one data source for all users where the complete team will benefit from using the same terminology.
“With Carrier Cockpit(TM), Qtel will further strengthen its end-to-end business process for wholesale and interconnect services and set the general operations team in a solid position to handle expected.
Qtel is the telecommunications service provider for both fixed and mobile telecommunications services in Qatar. The company has a presence in 16 countries and is expanding both in the Mena region and Southeast Asia.
In 2007 Qtel received the “Deal of the Year” award after acquiring 51 per cent of the share capital of Kuwait-based National Mobile Telecommunications Company KSC - (Wataniya) from Kuwait Projects Company for a total cash consideration of $3.8 billion. This deal is expected to increase Qtel’s role in the Mena region.
Ascade’s software, Carrier Cockpit(TM) Suite, is described as the most advanced, mature and widely used Interconnect Solution for managing the wholesale business worldwide.
Customers include Reach, Telenor Global Services, SingTel, Telekom Malaysia, Etisalat, Allstream, Elisa, Gateway, TEO, Rostelecom, PT Telekom, Korea Telecom, Hrvatski Telekom, Telekom Serbia, Lattelecom, Bell Canada, Sunrise, Telekom Austria, MobileOne, VSNL and TeliaSonera IC.
Ascade AB is a privately held company owned by founders and leading Nordic investment firms CapMan, listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, and SEB Venture Capital, the venture capital division of Nordic financial services group SEB, listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

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