Highdeal and Sofrecom enable Orange Niger to launch convergent services

7 Nov 2008

Highdeal, a provider of pricing and rating solutions, has announced that Orange Niger has deployed its Transactive software as part of its convergent billing platform. ‘Our central challenge is to deliver high quality services rapidly and at competitive prices. As a holder of a global licence, we have decided to differentiate ourselves and innovate by offering our customers a single invoice. For this reason, and given the ambitious schedule for our commercial launch, we selected Highdeal Transactive for the platform and Sofrecom as integrator. The time-scale for the launch was met and the customer’s view of an integrated operator was achieved. The final corrective touches and enhancements are being made in order to reach our target of convergence and the integration of all the application platforms and services so as to maximise productivity for our customers’ benefit,’ said Francois Brunet, CEO of Orange Niger.

With a population of approximately 13 million and a mobile penetration rate of less than 8%, Niger’s wireless market is tipped for enormous growth. Orange Niger is the fourth wireless network operator in the country, launching its mobile, internet and fixed networks in July 2008. Orange Niger is differentiating its services by offering quad-play packages and real-time pre-paid, post-paid and hybrid payment plans aimed at residential and business customers.