Blue Turtle showcases telecoms solutions at AfricaCom

Leading software information technology solutions provider, Blue Turtle Technologies (Blue Turtle) showcased its telecommunications solutions and services at AfricaCom, on 9 and 10 November 2011, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

According to leading research analysts, telecommunications has seen growth of 14.5% on average since 2003, and there are in excess of 5.4 billion mobile subscribers, who have contributed to the sector’s continuous development of innovative solutions and services.

“Blue Turtle’s telecommunications solutions include ERA, a voucher management solution that is a modern, state-of-the-art pre-paid management platform for the telco industry. ERA provides a customisable solution that’s primary features include multilingual support (interaction and notification), multi-channel recharge support (IVR, USSD, SMS), voucher-based recharging, electronic and third-party voucher-less recharging, data bundle management, real-time MMS rating and charging, support for expired counter and account outbound payments and auditing,” comments Hein Pretorius, Manager at Blue Turtle Consulting.

These solutions are built on Blue Turtle’s AMSA framework with comprehensive Web-based administration front ends, statistics, performance monitoring and alerting; CORBA administration and provisioning interfaces, SMS and IN gateway; open standards approach (JAVA, Web Services), hardware independent, OS, Application and DB independent.

Benefits include reduced Capex and Opex, operator technology preferences, flexibility, reliability, scalability and simplified maintenance and support. Non-proprietary deployment limits technology lock-in.

With reduced time to market for new requirements and the ease of integration due to open standards and interfaces utilised, the solution provides the company with the ability to phase deployment, reduce the risk and manage expenditure.

Blue Turtle’s agility, credibility and tenacity has ensured that longstanding relationships are maintained and that it delivers customisable, sound, mutually beneficial, profitable and leading-edge billing, CRM, voicemail and VAS solutions.