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Sonatel, Ascade seal major deal

afrol News, 15 November - Senegal's national telecommunications operator and its largest international wholesale carrier, Sonatel SA has selected Ascade's Carrier Cockpit (TM) suite to optimize and automate all aspects of its global interconnect business.

The Carrier Cockpit (TM) suite will provide Sonatel with complete operational and management support for near real-time optimization of its core interconnect processes - buying, routing, pricing and selling for the wholesale and traditional, bilateral international voice business.

Carrier Cockpit (TM) suite is the most advanced, mature and widely used Interconnect Solution for managing the wholesale business worldwide.

One important aspect of the project will be the automation of the switch provisioning. This will automatically update the switches with the latest routing information.

"We have high expectations in the ability of the Carrier Cockpit(TM) Suite to optimize our international traffic management", Sonatel Director of Operations and International Relations, Aissatou Dieng-Diop, said in a statement.

"The project has already started and we anticipate to have the Carrier Cockpit (TM) suite fully integrated with our IT and Siemens EWSD Switching infrastructure in a very short timeframe. It is our view that the Carrier Cockpit (TM) suite will help us staying ahead of the competition while at the same time improving our revenue and margins significantly."

The Chief Executive Officer of Ascade Henrik Anderberg was proud of the deal.

"We are immensely proud that Sonatel has chosen the Carrier Cockpit(TM) suite after a very detailed and thorough evaluation process. This is our second major win in Africa and again cements our global market-leading position in the area of Routing and Billing solutions. We intend to leverage our experience gained from these projects to further increase our footprint in the ever more important African market", Anderberg said.

Ascade, a global market-leader in advanced routing, billing and quality solutions for the interconnect market, is a privately held company owned by founders and leading Nordic investments firms CapMan. Through its presence in Sweden, US, Dubai, and Singapore, Ascade provides support to its customers worldwide. It is listed on the
Stockholm Stock Exchange.

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