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September 26, 2012

Oracle's Open-Source Communication Platform Expands VimpelCom Services in Russia
By Shankar Pandiath
TMCnet Contributor

Oracle (News - Alert) Communications  (NASDAQ : ORCL), recently announced that premier Russian telecom provider VimpelCom Services has implemented Oracle Communications Converged Application Server for delivering an enhanced revenue generation services.

Oracle Corporation engineers software and hardware for various industries and verticals. The company offers a unique and wide portfolio of its services both in cloud computing and data centers. Its products and services enable industries to reduce their costs, accelerate their production, and boost their revenues. Oracle helps 100 of the world's top 100 service providers innovate and exploit new business models, build strong, profitable customer relationships, and streamline operations.

One of the premium providers of integrated telecommunications services on the globe, VimpelCom renders its services through data and voice channels. Its products and services encompass broadband and traditional fixed and mobile equipment’s in Russia and its surrounding countries, including Canada, Africa and South-East Asia. The company serves782 million people, worldwide, under different brands like Mobilink (News - Alert), Beeline, Wind, Telecel, Infostrada, Leo, Banglalink, Djezzy, djuice and Kyivstar.   

In its first deployment phase, VimpelCom has installed Black & White List Phone (News - Alert) Call Manager Service application that enables users to allow or block calls incoming from specific phone numbers. The open-ended functionality of the Oracle’s communications platform will permit VimpelCom to modify, adapt, and leverage its services, by either inviting third party vendors or by launching new services of their own.

Andrey Klimov, heading the service network development of VimpelCom indicated that they needed a solution that would enable them to accelerate their innovative and diverse communication services.  Klimov went on to add that with the help of the Oracle Communications Converged Application Server, they can either add new elements to their existing communication services, or launch new products. He also added that their Black & White phone call manager application empowers them to decide the best interest of our customers.

By deploying Oracle’s open-source communication software, VimpelCom can unify its current and new services onto a single and centralized application, and re-use them across multiple vendors and networks for mobile, web, next generation of 4G LTE (News - Alert), fixed, or broadband.

The solution allows the Russian communications provider to reduce its ownership costs by rendering a superior service performance environment, without putting a limit on the number of phone subscribers or services.

Oracle Communications Converged Application Server, with its redundant geographical structure, eliminates the peril of service breakage due to unforeseen circumstances like equipment failure or overload, and natural disasters. 

Bhaskar Gorti, senior vice-president and general manager at Oracle Communications said that communication service providers constantly need to deliver innovative and profitable products to beat the heat of the competition, introduced by the volatile production of IP-enabled gadgets and smartphones. Gorti added that they were delighted to assist VimpelCom in their efforts to conquer these challenges, through their ingenious Oracle Communications Converged Application Server platform. The application will facilitate VimpelCom to augment its profits by a considerable margin and will perfectly serve as their unique business model.

The Oracle Communications Converged Application Server was deployed by LANIT, its Platinum Level Partner.

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Edited by Rich Steeves


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