Virgin Mobile France implements CSG interconnect solution

20 June 2013 | Kavit Majithia


Business support solutions company CSG International has today announced that Virgin Mobile France is to implement CSG Interconnect as part of its wholesale billing management solution.

Virgin Mobile France operates as an MVNO in France, with 1.7 million subscribers, and the business invested heavily in a full MVNO infrastructure, with access to networks from both Orange and SFR.

Through the service, the company will be able to form addition domestic and international direct partner agreements including voice, data and SMS/MMS interconnection.

CSG Interconnect will automate partner management, carrier-to-carrier rating, billing and settlement to help speed disputes management and reconciliation. The service will also provide Virgin Mobile France with detailed financial reporting and interfaces with other systems.

Virgin Mobile said it is seeking to establish an effective partner settlement management process, in an attempt to optimise wholesale revenue opportunity.

“Inter-carrier traffic is a huge contributor to operator costs and revenues,” said George Fraser, vice president of EMEA, CSG International. “CSG Interconnect offers operators the opportunity to maximise the returns they get not just by connecting with neighboring networks, but with the rest of the world.”