Digicel Selects Redknee Turnkey Converged Billing



    
    Redknee to Provide Robust, Configurable and Flexible Billing Solution for
    Papua New Guinea
    

    TORONTO, June 26 /CNW/ -- Redknee (AIM: RKN), a leading provider of
innovative infrastructure software that monetizes and personalizes services
and content for mobile operators, today announced that Digicel Pacific Ltd.,
one of the fastest growing GSM mobile telecommunications companies in the
South Pacific and the sister company to Digicel Group in the Caribbean and
Central America, has selected the Redknee Turnkey Converged Billing solution
to support their growth strategy in Papua New Guinea.
    The Turnkey Converged Billing Solution utilizes Redknee's CRM and
advanced real-time rating and charging architecture to provide a robust
end-to-end solution for prepaid and postpaid subscribers across voice,
messaging and data services. Redknee's value-added functionality enables
Digicel Pacific to pass further value on to their subscribers using a
personalized service offering and through the introduction of innovative
service and bundle plans.
    With a population of 5.9 million people and mobile penetration at just
1%, Papua New Guinea is poised for tremendous growth. Digicel Pacific is
committed to delivering a world-class pan-South Pacific GSM network to Papua
New Guinea that will transform the market with accessible and high quality
services. Digicel Pacific continues to build on the successful business
strategy of its sister operation, Digicel Group, which has launched operations
in 22 mobile markets across the Caribbean and Central America.
    
    Vanessa Slowey, CEO of Digicel Pacific, said:
    
    "Digicel is excited about entering the underserved Papua New Guinea
market, which will be its second market in the Pacific region. We look forward
to creating a substantial business in Papua New Guinea, creating employment
and allowing more people here to harness the benefits of mobile
telecommunications in their day-to-day lives. We are confident that the
partnership with Redknee will support us in our strategic aim to provide
innovative world-class mobile communication services for our subscribers."
    
    Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO of Redknee, added:
    
    "Digicel Pacific will leverage the real-time capabilities of Redknee's
Turnkey Converged Billing solution to expand its market penetration and
rapidly grow its revenues while providing cost-effective services to meet
market requirements. The success of Digicel Pacific demonstrates how Redknee's
monetization and personalization products can fulfill the demands of leading
growth operators by providing standard-based, scalable, robust and cost-
effective solutions with an evolutionary path to more advanced product
offerings."
    
    About Redknee
    
    Redknee (RKN: AIM), established in 1999, provides real-time monetization
and personalization products, solutions and services to over 30 mobile network
operators globally. The Redknee Monetization products enable mobile network
operators to optimize the lifetime value of each subscriber through advanced
billing, rating and charging. The Redknee Personalization products enable
operators to offer personalized voice, messaging, and data services for the
enterprise and consumers to meet mainstream, niche and individual market
segment requirements. Redknee customers provide services to over 290 million
wireless subscribers in over 20 countries. Redknee Solutions Inc. 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.
    
    About Digicel Group Ltd.
    
    Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become the fastest-growing wireless
telecommunications operator in the Caribbean. After five years, Digicel is
renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a
wide variety of products and services, and state-of-the-art handsets. It is
the largest GSM operator in the region. Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and
has operations in 22 markets, including Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba,
Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, CuraC'ao, The Cayman Islands, Dominica, El
Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica,
Martinique, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and El Salvador. Digicel also has coverage
in St. Martin and St. Barths. The company is the lead sponsor of Caribbean
sports teams including the West Indies Cricket Team, Special Olympics teams
across the Caribbean and is title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Football
Union Cup, which involves over 30 Caribbean countries and is an important
qualifier towards the CONCACAF Gold Cup. For more information, visit
http://www.digicelgroup.com.
    
    About Digicel Pacific Ltd.
    
    To date, Digicel has launched GSM services in Samoa. It has a GSM license
from the Government of Papua New Guinea, and was granted a license in
principal from the government of Fiji in April 2006, as well as an
experimental license in the Solomon Islands. Digicel is also a proud sponsor
of Fiji Rugby, and is title sponsor of the Digicel Fiji Sevens Team and the
Digicel Pacific Islanders team. Digicel Pacific Ltd is headed by Ms Vanessa
Slowey, who prior to joining Digicel Pacific, was instrumental in the roll out
of Digicel operations in the Caribbean islands of Anguilla, Barbados, Cayman
Islands, Trinidad & Tobago and Haiti. Digicel Pacific is committed to
delivering a world-class mobile telecommunications services to the South
Pacific that will transform the region by placing it at the cutting edge of
wireless technology, while challenging competitors in a manner that drives
positive business development. The fast growing multinational mobile
telecommunications company has a reputation for competitive rates, unbeatable
coverage and superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services,
and state-of-the-art handsets. Digicel Caribbean, the sister company to
Digicel Pacific Ltd, launched in 2001 and is now the largest GSM provider in
the Pan Caribbean region. For more information on Digicel, visit
http://www.digicelgroup.com.

    
    Media Relations Contact:
    Heidi Rosenberg
    NPI PR
    +1 831-440-2405
    heidi@npipr.com
    

    
    Dalia Asterbadi
    +1 905 625 2636
    dalia.asterbadi@redknee.com
    

    
    Investor Relations Contact:
    Jeremy Garcia / Simon Potter
    Buchanan Communications
    +44 (0) 20 7 466 5000
    jeremyg@buchanan.uk.com
    

    
    Colley Clarke
    +1 905 625 2604
    colley.clarke@redknee.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Heidi Rosenberg of NPI PR, +1-831-440-2405, 
heidi@npipr.com, for Redknee Solutions Inc.; or Dalia Asterbadi of Redknee 
Solutions Inc., +1-905-625-2636, dalia.asterbadi@redknee.com; or investors, 
Jeremy Garcia, jeremyg@buchanan.uk.com, or Simon Potter, both of Buchanan 
Communications, +44 (0) 20 7 466 5000; or Colley Clarke of Redknee Solutions 
Inc., +1-905-625-2604, colley.clarke@redknee.com Web Site:
http://www.redknee.com                  http://www.digicelgroup.com/


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