Software firm secures vital deal with Vodafone in Qatar

12 May 2010

Specialist interconnect billing solutions vendor i-conX Solutions has revealed that Vodafone Qatar is the latest live customer for the i-conX a-s-p interconnect billing solution.

The deal provides Vodafone Qatar with an end-to-end, fully integrated interconnect billing solution which facilitates the accurate rating, charging and settlement of its interconnect business, both domestically and internationally.

Alongside its core v9 interconnect billing software, i-conX also delivered its enhanced file collection software module (FCAD), plus a range of complex interfacing solutions, as part of the 11-week project.

Vodafone, which received the second mobile licence for Qatar in June 2008, selected i-conX as a key partner in its quest to achieve a rapid launch schedule and meet challenging go-live milestones in 2009.

To meet its deadlines, the i-conX project team worked closely with Vodafone to devise an accelerated project plan, capable of delivering to a faster than average timescale. i-conX head of product and delivery Sacha Jones explains: “The Vodafone project required some innovations to our usual approach. Chief amongst these was that the project had to be completed in 11 weeks as opposed to our more usual four-month turnaround.”

On behalf of Vodafone Qatar, Brian Hunter said: “i-conX has been successful in providing a fast-track solution which successfully met the challenging timeframe requirements of the Vodafone Qatar business. The cycle from initial implementation to live use was extremely rapid, and has enabled the business to address its interconnect business with full confidence.”

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years