Qvantel signs a new BSS solution agreement with DNA

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Qvantel Ltd. has signed a multi-year service agreement with DNA Business – the Corporate Business division of Finnish telecom operator DNA Ltd. Following the recently signed accord, Qvantel will execute all of the key business support system (BSS) solutions of DNA Business with Qvantel’s cloud-based services.

The business support solutions of DNA Business will be based on Qvantel’s latest generation BSS solution, which provides an open systems architecture to create improved future digital services and to innovate novel customer experiences. Qvantel’s solution enables, among others, a flexible solution for the management of products and services, the efficient management of the company’s ordering and delivery processes, and high-quality customer service and billing practices.

The agreement will help strengthen Qvantel’s position even further as the leading provider of cloud-based BSS solutions. Qvantel is a vanguard innovator in the BSS industry with its cloud service strategy, which helps operators offer their services competitively on a global scale.

“Qvantel’s new agreement with DNA shows not only how our customers trust Qvantel’s services, but also is a very important step in introducing Qvantel’s new solution generation to the market. Our chosen cloud service strategy increases the flexibility of Qvantel and our telecom operator customers, and the ability to adapt to market conditions. We are excited about being able to help our customers to be even more cost-effective and agile in terms of productizing their own services,” says Qvantel Ltd.’s Managing Director Liisa Grant.


Innovative solution expertise from Finland proved to be the best

“Extending co-operation with Qvantel gives DNA a more flexible model of co-operation, which is of paramount importance when responding to customers’ expectations and the current competitive situation. Moreover, we rely heavily on Finnish expertise,” says DNA Ltd.’s Chief Information Officer Janne Aalto.

Qvantel and DNA will implement an integrated solution in which DNA will concentrate entirely its main business support systems to Qvantel’s cloud-based solution.

The agreement is a significant expansion of the already existing cooperation between DNA and Qvantel with Qvantel’s role now growing to also cover the needs of DNA’s corporate business operations. DNA has utilized Qvantel’s cloud services in its consumer business operations since 2011.

“DNA’s good experiences with Qvantel as a system supplier helped us choose Qvantel as our key supplier over business unit boundaries,” Aalto says.

Additional information:

Qvantel Ltd. Corporate Communications, Timo Miettinen, Marketing Director, tel. +358 40 835 4585, timo.miettinen@qvantel.com

DNA Chief Information Officer Janne Aalto, tel. +358 440 443 334, janne.aalto@dna.fi

DNA Corporate Communications, tel. +358 44 044 8000, viestinta@dna.fi

Qvantel Ltd. is a fast-growing Finnish IT services company that offers customized, cloud-based, critical business support systems (BSS) and IT consulting services. Qvantel’s customized cloud services help telecom operators to achieve maximum business efficiency and to stand out from the competition by helping to provide excellent customer experiences. Qvantel employs approximately 300 IT professionals in five different countries. The company has offices in Finland in Helsinki, Tampere, Jyväskylä, and Oulu; in Tallinn, Estonia; in Madrid, Spain; in Karlskrona, Sweden as well as in Hyderabad, India. In 2014, Qvantel reported sales of 20, 8 MEUR, representing a 60.3% increase from the year-earlier period. Qvantel celebrates its 20-year anniversary this year.


DNA Ltd. is a Finnish telecommunications group providing high-quality voice, data, and TV services for communication, entertainment, and working. DNA is Finland’s largest cable operator and the leading pay-TV provider in both the cable and terrestrial networks. For DNA, the key area for growth in the Corporate Business is the new way of working, independent of time and place, facilitated by smart mobile devices, diverse communication services, and rapid connections. In 2014, DNA recorded a turnover of EUR 833.5 million and an operating profit of EUR 29.4 million. DNA Ltd has more than 3.5 million mobile communications and fixed network customer subscriptions. The Group also includes DNA Store, Finland’s largest retail chain selling mobile phones. For more information, please visit www.dna.fi, Twitter @DNA_fi, and Facebook.

 

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