Bayanat Implements Oracle® Communications to Deliver Next-Generation Services
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Press release date: September 26, 2007
Leading Saudi Arabian Service Provider Utilizes End-to-End Functionality to Deliver Mobile WiMAX Network Services
CHICAGO, Sept. 26 / / - WiMAX World - Oracle today announced that Bayanat, a leading WiMAX network service provider in Saudi Arabia, has implemented Oracle(R) Communications Billing and Revenue Management and Oracle's Siebel CRM solution to effectively launch next-generation services within the region.
Bayanat selected Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management for its flexibility, which enables the company to offer next-generation services with a cross-product bundling solution, customized to meet the diverse needs of pre- and post-paid billing plans. Bayanat expects significant market growth within Saudi Arabia, particularly in new mobile WiMAX network services.
"Bayanat, as a new alternative network service provider in Saudi Arabia, plans to expand its current service range by offering next-generation products and high-quality service to our existing and potential customers. It is crucial that we have the correct IT infrastructure to support this objective," said Basem Asfoor, chief information officer of Bayanat. "We looked at other vendors, but Oracle's product superiority through scalable billing and real-time architecture is just what we needed to face today's business challenges."
The Oracle implementation will allow Bayanat to offer customer-centric, next-generation services and compete more effectively in the recently deregulated Middle Eastern market. With a rapidly changing competitive landscape, it is crucial that Bayanat has a holistic view of its business with upgradable services, pre-equipped functionality and the ability to integrate different parts of the business such as billing, CRM and ERP.
"Based on proven expertise in billing for communication service providers, Oracle Communications has delivered to Bayanat a modular billing system," said David Sharpley, vice president of product marketing and channels, Oracle Communications. "Designed to fulfill the most challenging business requirements, the implementation allows Bayanat to face the challenges of the newly deregulated Middle East market while complying with communications standards. We are pleased to be working with this leader in the WiMAX arena."
Established in 2004, Bayanat Al-Oula for Network Services, a leading data service provider in Saudi Arabia, offers data and online services. With headquarters in Riyadh, Bayanat operates in more than four regional offices across the country. Privately funded by three of the leading communication firms in Saudi Arabia, Bayanat won a data service license from CITC, the Saudi regulatory agency, to build and operate new national optical, data and wireless networks. Bayanat will operate an international gateway through which connectivity to the Internet and other international carriers will be established. For more information about Bayanat, visit the Web site http://www.bayanat.com.sa/
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