European Computer Telecoms AG (ECT) announced that it has signed a three-year agreement with one of Latin America’s leading communications service providers (CSPs). Under this agreement, ECT will migrate the CSP’s bare-metal platforms for various value-added services (VAS) to low-code software solutions delivered as cloud-native network functions (CNFs). Using a competitive tender process, the CSP selected ECT as the best provider for the initiative. This contract is the first collaboration between ECT and the CSP.
The CSP, which has a presence in multiple Latin American countries, has grown its user base ten-fold in less than a decade by investing in technology and focusing on a customer-centric experience. To guarantee continuous expansion and growth, the CSP had decided to modernize its value-added services (VAS) and eliminate the high maintenance fees and inflexibility of multiple, older VAS platforms.
A seamless transition from bare-metal to cloud-native solutions is a top priority for CSPs worldwide. The migration process should be invisible to their customers, and the new service apps should offer the same features that have already proven to be popular with the existing customer base. At the same time, these applications should also allow easy individualization and lower maintenance costs. These types of transitions are at the center of ECT’s expertise.
“ECT’s solution was technically and commercially the best option for solving our new customer’s challenges,” said Omar Salazar Brenes, ECT’s Managing Director for North, Central and South America. “We are pleased to work with such an innovative partner, and we are looking forward to extending our collaboration for many years to come.”
This agreement encompasses standard network services, such as voicemail, SMSC, SMS Gateway and USSD, all based on tailored software solutions composed using ECT’s Telecoms Low Code. These modules will allow the CSP to customize and individualize its applications without ECT’s assistance. All the services provided by ECT will be virtualized and integrated into the CSP’s new, state-of-the-art network.
The contract has a duration of 36 months with an extension option, and a minimum value of several million euros. The project will start in March 2023.
About ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG)
ECT is a tech company dedicated to better business outcomes for communications service providers (CSPs) and their customers. With our Telecoms Low-Code Application Platform (T-LCAP), Packaged Business Capabilities (PBCs), Ready-to-Use Apps and agile co-development, we enable CSPs to compose, enhance and individualize telecoms services and products implemented within their telecoms network. We believe that business customers are ready to pay a premium price for reliable, individualized services, continuously evolving in cooperation with their trusted CSP. Toward this end, we collaborate with CSPs long-term and continuously, responding agilely to new and changing use cases, requests from individual customers, and emerging opportunities. Research and development are also a top ECT priority: We consult closely with leading analysts, implement emerging technologies and products early, and then test their viability together with the CSPs in our ecosystem. In addition to our own direct sales and service, primarily in Europe, we also partner with Nokia Networks which offers our products and services worldwide. Together with our clients and our partner Nokia, we at ECT enjoy meeting challenges and creating opportunities.
Founded in 1998, ECT is an unlisted German public company with its headquarters in Munich, Germany and wholly owned sales and service subsidiaries in England, The Netherlands and the USA.
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