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[July 22, 2014]

Cell C South Africa Selects TNS Nextgen for FCH and IOT Discount Management

RESTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--

Cell C, the leading alternative mobile operator in South Africa, selected the TNS Nextgen portfolio of financial clearing and settlement services, including IOTRONTM Inter-Operator Tariff (IOT) discount management, to address their roaming needs.

The selection of TNS (News - Alert) Nextgen for financial clearing and settlement services was driven by Cell C's business needs to utilize solutions that enhance transparency and insight into the mobile roaming ecosystem. By selecting TNS Nextgen financial settlement solutions, Cell C expects to lower their inter-carrier outstanding debts and increase cash flow to their growing business in South Africa.

Cell C required a replacement to their existing solution for managing roaming partner agreements and selected the TNS Nextgen IOTRON discount agreement management system for their business. This selection was made after extensive analysis concluded that they could provide better end-to-end agreement management and increase IOT discount profitability b employing IOTRON.


Jannie Van Niekerk, Head of International Roaming at Cell C, commented: "The migration process was smooth and already we are seeing significant improvements in the way aged debt is handled, which is beneficial to our cash flow. IOT discount agreement management is a significant challenge for many operators; the TNS Nextgen IOTRON tool is proving to be a valuable asset for us by significantly reducing the manual workload and helping to improve profitability."

"We are delighted to be delivering measurable improvements in timely collection of roaming revenue and in reduction of historic debt positions", said Miguel Calvo, Chief Commercial Officer, at TNS Nextgen. "Collections performance also extends to IOT discount payments, so the integration of our FCH and IOTRON systems is a strong combination for IOT management, as well as settlement".

TNS Nextgen is dedicated to building the most innovative roaming and clearing platform for the needs of today and tomorrow and to being a valuable partner for Cell C for many years to come.

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About Cell C

Cell C is a leading mobile provider in South Africa, which offers a wide range of products and services, including voice, data and messaging services to more than 13 million customers. In 2012, Cell C launched its 99c flat rate for both postpaid and prepaid customers, as well as for International calls to selected destinations. Cell C's unrivalled 99c per minute rate applies to any network, at any time of the day and is billed per second from the very first second. Cell C's market-leading products and services are supported by its highly advanced network which now covers 97% of the population.

About TNS Nextgen

The TNS Nextgen alliance provides a customer-focused, full-service mobile solutions portfolio to the global operator community. Through this strategic alliance between two leading suppliers to the mobile operator community in Transaction Network Services (News - Alert), Inc. (TNS) and Nextgen Clearing (Nextgen), TNS Nextgen combined solutions provide a real full-service alternative in the data clearing and financial settlement markets. The TNS Nextgen alliance jointly delivers superior, innovative, and flexible data clearing, financial settlement, anti-fraud and business analytics solutions, as well as a market-leading network and signalling solution supporting GSM, CDMA, and LTE (News - Alert) networks.

TNS Nextgen enables mobile operators to work smarter by unleashing the power in mobile communications and inspiring the creation of the next generation of services. We are committed to jointly developing solutions which address the needs of mobile operators today, and as they evolve to LTE / 4G services, all while providing best-in-class customer service.

To find out more visit www.tnsi.com or www.nextgenclearing.com


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