i-conX scoops mobile telecoms contract in Russia

21 May 2009

Dublin company i-conX Solutions, which is currently on the Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Russia, has won a major telco contract with key GSM mobile telecoms operator Tele2 Russia.

While details of the deal between i-conX Solutions and Tele2 Russia have still to be confirmed, it follows a succession of successful contracts for i-conX in recent times worth a combined €2.3m.

During another Enterprise Ireland trade mission to the United Arab Emirates in November 2008, i-conX secured a €1.3m contract with Palestinian teleco Paltel, and the Iraqi operator Newroz.

i-conX has also just announced an open-ended contract with Belgium’s BASE Telecom. It is anticipated that this contract will generate €1m over the next three years.

Making today’s announcement about the alliance between i-conX and Tele2 Russia, the Minister for Trade and Commerce, Billy Kelleher TD, said: “i-conX is the world’s fastest-growing interconnect vendor, securing 14 new contracts since 2006.

“This contract represents another significant milestone for the specialist technology company, as Tele2 Russia has more than 10.5 million subscribers.

“Tele2 is also the largest single-country operation within the Swedish-owned Tele2 operator group, which serves a total of 24 million customers across 11 European countries.”

The Minister said the success of i-conX should be an inspiration to other software and technology companies seeking to export their products and services.

Gavin Stewart, vice-president, sales and marketing, i-conX, said: “There are obvious parallels with i-conX and a carrier like Tele2. Its Russian operation has a young and dynamic team, and has demonstrated spectacular subscriber growth in recent years. As a fast-growing business ourselves, we recognise and admire this quality.”

Founded in 2001, i-conX is becoming a key player in the interconnect billing market.

The company has  achieved 40pc year-on-year growth, with its EMEA customer base including carriers such as Cable & Wireless, EITC du, BASE (KPN) and MagtiCom. 

By Carmel Doyle

Pictured (from left): Yuri Dombrovsky, chairman, Tele2 Russia; Minister for Trade and Commerce Billy Kelleher; Gavin Stewart, vice-president sales and marketing, i-conX Solutions; and Mike Hogan, manager Russia & CIS, Enterprise Ireland