Lucent & BTL sign contract

On September 19, 2006, Belize Telecommunications Limited (BTL) and Lucent Technologies announced an agreement for Lucent to deploy a real-time rating and charging solution for BTL voice and data services.

In the nearest future, BTL will be launching new and enhanced services to prepaid customers with the help of Lucent’s SurePay(R) Real Time Rating and Charging Engine. The Lucent SurePay(R) solution is a highly scalable pre-paid/post-paid billing solution providing support for a wide range of data, voice, content charging and e-commerce services. Lucent’s Real-Time Rating and Charging Platform has been commercially deployed in networks all over the world, and the platform now is based on more than 135 million subscribers, and customer base is rapidly growing. Deploying this solution, BTL will be able to meet the needs of the market and provide enhanced value offer maximizing the return on its investment.

Lucent also provides BTL with a Short Message Service Center (SMSC) platform with the Wireless Messaging Gateway (WMG) module allowing users to send and to receive short messages to and from their email addresses.

Lucent Worldwide Services will integrate the SurePay(R) application into the customer’s current infrastructure as well as install and integrate the Lucent applications suite.

Lucent Technologies deals with designing and delivering the services, systems and software for next-generation communications networks. Its customers are communications service providers, governments and enterprises all over the world.

Belize Telecommunications Limited is the leading provider of communication services in Belize that uses modern technology and provides advanced telecommunication solutions for Wireline, Wireless and High-Speed Data Services. BTL is the monopoly operator in Belize. According to the Mobile World subscriber database, it has some 155,000 subscribers.

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