Interoute IP Network Delivers Customised Billing

Voice and data network operator Interoute has announced that it has selected Azure Solutions, the revenue-assurance, company to provide it with an inter-party billing solution. The solution will be based on Azure Interconnect version 9.0.

Interoute provides bandwidth, virtual private networks, high-speed internet access and transit, managed hosting, communications services and media streaming to a broad base of customers. A critical element in Interoute’s operation is their ability to provide customers with an accurate and timely bill in whatever language and whatever format requested. The Azure inter-party billing solution is fully Unicode compliant and provides Interoute with multi-lingual and multi-currency bill creation so that bills can be provided to end customers in their own language and alphabets.

Gordon McMillan, director of IT and systems at Interoute, said: “Meeting our customers’ needs is key to our business success. Our pan-European IP network allows us to offer customers a wide range of communications and associated services. A highly-flexible, IP and voice billing system is vital to supporting our innovation on the network services side and that is why we chose to work with Azure.”

John Cronin, CEO and president of Azure Solutions, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Interoute’s next-generation, IP network in Europe with our inter-party billing solution. We believe that Interoute are one of a small number of operators at the commercial vanguard of 21st Century IP network services. Working with them ensures the Azure portfolio is at the forefront of the market.”