Annecto Telecom Launches SMS Hubbing Service Driven by Captura from Oculeus
Efficient routing and pricing management enabled by Captura allow Annecto Telecom to differentiate its new service offerings and grow its SMS traffic
Frankfurt, Germany (November 29, 2017) – Oculeus, a leading provider of innovative OSS/BSS solutions for telecommunications companies and mobile operators, today announced that the company has expanded its relationship with Annecto Telecom, a global VoIP network operator based in the United Kingdom, and has deployed its Captura SMS solution for Annecto Telecom’s new SMS hubbing service.
Annecto Telecom currently provides network infrastructure and telecommunications services to over 250 mobile network operators, PTTs, Tier 1 carriers and niche service providers. The company has built and operates state-of-the-art VoIP and TDM networks. Annecto Telecom primarily provides voice-based aggregation and termination services and also offers a range of additional voice, mobile, retail, VAS and managed network services.
For the past five years, Annecto Telecom has been using the Captura Voice system from Oculeus as its main business solution to manage its wholesale voice business unit. Annecto Telecom recently extended its usage of Oculeus’ Captura solutions and deployed the Captura SMS system to support its newly launched SMS hubbing service.
Annecto Telecom’s new SMS hubbing service provides an advanced SMS trading platform on carrier-grade infrastructure offering mobile network operators, SMS aggregators and enterprise customers direct and wholesale routes. Annecto Telecom’s SMS hubbing service supports A2P and P2P SMS services, allowing mobile network operators to increase their SMS-based traffic and revenues.
Captura SMS is an OSS/BSS system for managing SMS traffic on interconnect and wholesale networks. Captura SMS provides Annecto Telecom the business and operational framework to manage pricing, routing, rating, reporting and billing for its SMS hubbing service.
With Captura SMS, Annecto Telecom maintains efficient operations with fully automated processes. Captura SMS’s strong routing and pricing capabilities enable Annecto Telecom to differentiate its service offerings with attractive pricing and generate more SMS traffic.
“Like most telcos, voice-over-data and OTT services have eroded our voice-based business, which has forced us to look for new sources of revenue,” explained VJ Odedra, Group CEO at Annecto Telecom. “We are pleased to report that our great relationship with the Oculeus team and its outstanding Captura solutions have enabled us to successfully launch our new SMS hubbing service and continually grow our business.”
“We are proud to be extending our work with Annecto and supporting the company’s growth,” said Arnd Baranowski, CEO of Oculeus. “The need for telcos to diversify their service offerings and revenue sources is clear and Annecto is an excellent example of how this can be accomplished.”
Annecto Telecom will be discussing its new SMS hubbing service this week at the Messaging and SMS World Congress in London.
Oculeus is a leading provider of innovative OSS/BSS solutions for telecommunications companies, mobile operators and other providers of voice-based communications services. Oculeus’ systems portfolio includes the company’s flagship Captura solution, a wholesale, routing, operations and billing system for managing a service provider’s interconnect voice business. Oculeus also offers complete systems for anti-fraud management, network quality monitoring, dispute management, SMS management and roaming business intelligence and agreements management, which can be deployed individually or as bundled solutions. Oculeus has been serving customers since 2004 as a technology partner and strategic vendor. Oculeus is a German GmbH company with offices in Germany and the United States. For more information, please visit www.oculeus.com.
About Annecto Telecom
Annecto Telecom was established in 2003 and recently restructured in 2015. The company has a global presence working with over 250 carriers, including mobile network operators, PTTs, Tier 1 companies and smaller niche suppliers. The company has invested heavily to develop state-of-the-art infrastructure and systems to support its voice, SMS, mobile, retail and VAS business. With built-in resilience, multi-vendor switches and cutting edge solutions, Annecto Telecom takes pride in its infrastructure quality and technological capabilities. This investment enables Annecto Telecom to operate SMS, Voice over IP and TDM networks that deliver high quality and cost effective services to customers and suppliers around the globe. For more information, please visit www.annecto.com.