Ovum Ranks Redknee as Top BSS Vendor

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX: RKN), a leading provider of real-time monetization and subscriber management software, is pleased to announce that it has been highlighted as the leading BSS vendor in Ovum's 'OSS/BSS Market overview and vendor landscape 2Q13-1Q14' report. The report includes a comparison of the number of contracts awarded by quarter, and an assessment of the top 10 OSS and BSS vendors by contracts awarded.

In the report, Ovum highlights that demand for revenue management products, particularly integrated policy control and online charging platforms, has put Redknee at the top of the list for new contracts awarded during the period covered1. During this time, Redknee's market-leading real-time converged billing, charging, customer care and policy management solutions had the most contract wins of any provider, beating out even the large infrastructure vendors by a wide margin.  The report also states that the move to all-IP networks is driving market demand for revenue management products and that it is likely to remain buoyant for the foreseeable future. Redknee supports more than 200 communications service providers and Tier 1 operators with a complete portfolio of monetization and subscriber management solutions. Customers include Deutsche Telekom Group, Vodafone Group, AT&T, Vodacom Group, Smart Telecom, and many others.  

Peter Dykes, Senior Analyst at Ovum, commented:
"The BSS market continues to be driven by concerns over revenue management and real-time charging. Vendors like Redknee that lead in the provision of integrated policy controls and online charging platforms, are well-positioned to capitalize on this important growth area, and support operators looking to modernize their BSS with real-time integrated packages."

Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO of Redknee, commented:
"We believe Redknee's leading position in Ovum's top 10 BSS vendors chart reflects the success of our strategy to focus on delivering an agile charging, billing, policy management and customer care solution that supports innovative service provider growth and profitability strategies. In addition, we feel it recognizes the momentum that Redknee is achieving in a market that has seen us expand our footprint into new geographies and other vertical industries. Redknee is committed to its customers and will continue to invest in our market-leading real-time solutions to further accelerate growth and innovation in the market."

Redknee enables CSPs to monetize and optimize the subscriber experience across the entire customer lifecycle. From activation and provisioning, to supporting a 360 degree view of the customers' usage, preferences, and integration with third party social media sites, to empowering customers with self-care tools and the ability to pay for services on the go, Redknee offers one of the most comprehensive real-time converged charging, policy management, billing and customer care solutions in the industry. Redknee's highly scalable and flexible solution enables CSPs to monetize third party relationships and content, support resellers and dealers and launch multi-country operations quickly, effectively and with a low total cost of ownership. Available on-premise, cloud-based and as a Software-as-a-Service offering, Redknee delivers a complete monetization and subscriber management solution to more than 200 service providers, including some of the largest Tier 1 operators in the world.

The Ovum 'OSS/BSS market overview and vendor landscape, 2Q13-1Q14' is available for download at: http://www.ovum.com/research/ossbss-market-update-1q14/   1Top 10 BSS vendors 2Q13–1Q14

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Although the forward-looking statements contained in this document are based upon what Redknee believes are reasonable assumptions, Redknee cannot assure investors that our actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Redknee assumes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by securities law.

About Redknee:
Redknee is a leading global provider of innovative software products, solutions and services. Redknee's award-winning solutions enable service providers to monetize new services, business models and content and to deliver a connected customer experience - through either SaaS or on-premise based solutions. Redknee's real-time monetization and subscriber management platform provides innovative converged charging, billing, policy management, and customer care solutions for over 200 communications service providers and is supporting service providers to monetize digital services across utilities and smart meters, transportation, connected homes and vehicles, and other enterprises that are emerging from the growing ecosystem of the Internet of Things (IOT).  Established in 1999, Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX: 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 about Redknee and its solutions, please go to www.redknee.com.

SOURCE: Redknee Solutions Inc.

For further information: Redknee Solutions: Michaela Radman, Corporate Communications, Michaela.Radman@redknee.com, +1 905 625 2190; Investor Relations: Robert Kelly, TMX Equicom, T: (416) 815-0700 ext. 253, rkelly@tmxequicom.com


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