FTS - RT2i form strategic partnership for African Telecoms Market

FTS a provider of Business Control, Billing & CRM solutions has teamed up with African IT Distributors and Systems Integrator RT2i to focus on the communications service provider market. RT2i, which has recently built an impressive client list in the African telco sector, will market FTS solutions, giving both companies increased depth in the African Service Provider market. Under the agreement RT2i will resell and support the hardware required for FTS solutions as well as provide system integration capabilities to support FTS' end-to-end converged solutions with HP OpenCall.

FTS's flagship product is Leap Billing, which enables providers to charge in real-time for any type of service - voice, video, data or content. It is also a truly integrated pre/postpaid converged solution with fully integrated CRM and billing. Leap Billing is built upon FTS' Leap Business Control and Charging Function (Leap BCCF) patented technology, a highly flexible business rule engine. Furthermore, Leap Billing and Leap CRM comply with the most demanding performance, robustness and availability required from a mission critical system.

Yair Sakov, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, FTS commented: "This is an encouraging move for the African provider market - Service Providers in the region can now access RT2i's expertise and FTS' solutions in the same place.Whilst FTS already has a strong portfolio of African customers as well as an excellent reputation, this partnership will serve to strengthen our profile in the region even further."

Antoine Kareh, Managing Director, RT2i said: "The African Service Provider market is buoyant as take-up of services is increasing across the region.With this partnership in place, we look forward to cementing our reputation as the foremost Systems Integrator for Service Providers on the African continent."

About RT2i

RT2i provides turnkey solutions integrating hardware, middleware and vertical solutions to business and institutions operating in Africa and the Middle East. Its responsibilities cover design, installation and after sales services of complex systems with multi-vendor configurations and project management. RT2i developed partnership with worldwide leading ICT vendors to meet the needs of the different sectors (Finance, Telco, Government and Extended Manufacturing) in computing, software and networking equipment.

About FTS

FTS provides Business Control, Billing and CRM solutions for communications service providers. FTS pioneered the Business Control Layer market and is the leading player in the space. By analyzing events from a business standpoint rather than just billing them, FTS allows providers to understand their customer base and leverage business value from every event and interaction.

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