Teligent Awarded Messaging Platform Upgrade in Burkina Faso
Published on: 25th Jan 2011
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Teligent Telecom says that it has secured a EUR 1 million contract to substantially extend the network messaging capacity for Telmob, a mobile network operator in Burkina Faso. Teligent will increase the capacity of Telmob's existing Teligent P90 E messaging and services platform, to accommodate expected demand from an anticipated 1 million new subscribers over the coming year.
The subscriber services supported by the Teligent platform are unified messaging, voice alerts and a range of SMS messaging options including Voice SMS (text to speech conversion). The platform extension project will start immediately, and is expected to complete during the second half of 2011.
Teligent CEO, Einar Lindquist said: "This project is a tremendous endorsement of the flexibility and scalability of our services platform, showing its ability to deliver advanced, future-proofed messaging solutions to MNOs and telcos.It also shows the ongoing value of call completion solutions such as unified messaging and text-based services in helping both fixed-line and mobile operators to drive revenues and add value to users."
Telmob is the leading mobile telecommunications operator in Burkina Faso, with the widest network coverage, the largest market share in terms of turnover and the largest network of distributors. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Onatel, the incumbent telecom operator in Burkina Faso. Onatel is part of the Maroc Telecom group.