Acision Extends Relationship with VimpelCom

- Acision Delivers Enhanced Mobile Data Services to a Key Growth Market

READING, England, May 27 /CNW/ - Acision, a world leader in mobile data, today announced that it will be extending its relationship with VimpelCom, with the upgrade of the Acision SMSC, Acision Central Management System and Acision Business Tools. VimpelCom, a leading international provider of telecommunications services operating in Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and South-East Asia, will be able to offer enhanced mobile messaging and data services to its 51 million subscribers in Russia, while future-proofing its infrastructure for new data services and ensuring profitability.

Having worked with VimpelCom for the past six years, Acision will upgrade the operator's messaging infrastructure to an all IP environment, allowing unlimited and flexible capacity for messaging growth with lower total cost of ownership. In the Russian market, where the use of mobile messaging services is showing significant growth, Acision's market leading mobile data solutions will ensure VimpelCom has the operational framework to monitor, measure and manage high volume mobile data traffic, as well as have access to business reports and intelligence to optimise mobile data performance.

James Wagstaff, Procurement Director, VimpelCom, commented: "Acision is a trusted, long-term partner for us. We are always looking to differentiate our services in this highly competitive market and by upgrading our systems now we can ensure we always offer the latest, highest quality services to our subscribers and drive up revenues. We are pleased to extend our relationship with Acision, one of the leading mobile messaging providers globally, as part of our preparation for the exciting growth in mobile data services."

Tony Morrish, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Europe and Russia at Acision, added: "Quality of service and service differentiation is not only key to growing and retaining subscribers but also for boosting revenues. It is therefore imperative that operators are well equipped to offer today's and tomorrow's mobile data services by deploying scalable infrastructures, accompanied by a management and reporting framework which enables operators to optimise performance. As the world leader in data, Acision can support VimpelCom's current and future mobile data needs and we are pleased to help them evolve their services in regions like Russia and CIS and be successful in their expansion plans. Also for Acision this means expanding our footprint, which supports our growth strategy for the Europe and Russia region."

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Acision

As a world leader in mobile data, Acision powers innovation and profitable growth in mobile data services. As a pioneer of mobile messaging, Acision's real time mobile data solutions support its customers worldwide to drive new revenues with innovative services while controlling, optimizing and monetizing data traffic. For more information, visit Acision at http://www.acision.com

About VimpelCom

The VimpelCom Group consists of telecommunications operators providing voice and data services through a range of wireless, fixed and broadband technologies. The Group includes companies operating in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia and Armenia, as well as in Vietnam and Cambodia. The VimpelCom Group has licenses to operate in territories with a total population of about 340 million. The Group companies provide services under the "Beeline" brand.

SOURCE Acision UK Ltd

For further information: For further information: Press contacts: Maria Hudson, Acision, Tel: +44(0)118-930-8826, Email: maria.hudson@acision.com; Annette Leach/Lauren McGregor, Hotwire PR, Tel: +44(0)207-608-2500, Email: acision@hotwirepr.com; Elizaveta Fetisova, VimpelCom, PR Department, Tel: +7(495)725-07-08, Media@beeline.ru

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