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Redknee (TSX/AIM: RKN), a leading provider of mission-critical software and solutions for communications service providers, is pleased to announce that Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) has expanded Redknee's existing contract to include providing prepaid charging services for BlackBerry® smartphones.
March 23, 2009
REDKNEE introduces PREPAID charging SOLUTION for use with BLACKBERRY® smartphones
TORONTO – Redknee (TSX/AIM: RKN), a leading provider of mission-critical software and solutions for communications service providers, is pleased to announce that Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) has expanded Redknee’s existing contract to include providing prepaid charging services for BlackBerry® smartphones. Using Redknee’s new Prepaid Smartphone Charging solution, TSTT now enables all of their subscribers to enjoy high-value services that were previously only available to postpaid customers.
More than 90 percent of Trinidad and Tobago’s mobile population use prepaid services1. The nation’s three mobile operators are aggressively competing to increase their relative share of the prepaid subscriber base. Redknee Prepaid Smartphone Charging, part of Redknee’s Next-Generation Rating and Charging portfolio, has enabled TSTT to expand the reach of its popular BlackBerry® service to its prepaid subscribers. Launched successfully in December 2008, it allows TSTT to extend the service and offer the same email, messaging and browsing experience on BlackBerry® smartphones for prepaid subscribers as it does for postpaid subscribers.
“With Redknee’s Prepaid Smartphone Charging, TSTT has the ability to deliver a highly desired, premium service to our prepaid subscriber base. TSTT is the leading wireless operator in Trinidad/Tobago, and we pride ourselves in being able to offer our subscribers the services they want, with the flexible payment options they expect. Redknee provides a flexible, transparent solution that can rapidly adapt to market requirements and device evolution,” states Jay Alvi,
Executive Vice President, Enterprise Services at TSTT.
“Redknee delivered the solution for us in very short order, so we could launch in time for the Christmas selling season. That was very important to TSTT as the Christmas season is a big selling time for mobile. Redknee delivered their solution on time, which allowed us to hit a critical market window.”
“Universally, the BlackBerry® smartphone and associated services have been a hit with mobile subscribers and prepaid customers have often been excluded from experiencing these popular data services. Redknee helps wireless operators to address the needs of all of their subscribers, regardless of payment type. We enable operators to charge for new data services such as wireless email and location-based and social networking applications,” says Lucas Skoczkowski, Redknee’s CEO. “We are pleased to be able to partner with TSTT to continue to help deliver the innovative services they have become known for in their market.”
For more information please visit Redknee’s website www.redknee.com
The Trademark BlackBerry® is owned by Research In Motion Limited and is registered in the United States and may be pending or registered in other countries. Redknee Solutions Inc. is not endorsed, sponsored, affiliated with or otherwise authorized by Research In Motion Limited.
1 Source: 2007 Annual Market Report Telecommunications and Broadcasting Sectors, Authority of Telecommunications Trinidad and Tobago.
Redknee is a leading global provider of innovative communication software products, solutions and services. Redknee’s award-winning solutions enable operators to monetize the lifetime value of each subscriber transaction while personalizing the subscriber experience to meet mainstream, niche and individual market segment requirements. Redknee’s revenue generating solutions provide advanced converged billing, rating, charging and policy for voice, messaging and new generation data services to over 70 network operators in over 50 countries. Established in 1999, Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX/AIM:RKN) is the parent of the wholly-owned operating subsidiary Redknee Inc. and its various subsidiaries. References to Redknee refer to the combined operations of those entities. For more information, visit http://www.redknee.com/
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