Bull supplies Maroc Connect with an information system and a value-added services platform
In the course of 2006, Maroc Connect is launching a new telecoms operator business in Morocco offering broadband Internet access and telephony services to both business and private customers. Basing their new services on latest generation technologies, Maroc Connect is aiming to gain a significant lead over the principal market players.
Following a series of international tenders, Maroc Connect has chosen Bull:
Firstly, to build its OSS and BSS (Operations and Business Support Systems) information system
Secondly, to provide a value-added services platform for its network, which will handle pre-paid services, voicemail and an interactive voice system.
"We have entrusted Bull with the implementation of our information system because of their reputation for expertise in integrating complex telecoms systems. In addition, we are banking on reaping the benefits of Bull’s experience in designing innovative solutions for our future services platform. Their real understanding of what we need, plus the local back-up and support they provide, were decisive elements in our decision," explained Karim Zaz, Maroc Connect’s Chairman and CEO. "As the premier private Internet access provider, and leader of managed business network solutions, Maroc Connect intends to consolidate its lead in the NICT market by pursuing its policy to innovate to the benefit of its customers."
Under a contract worth several million euros, Bull is responsible for designing the IT architecture, a number of specific developments and integrating all the components of the solution. These include products from various partners: the Highdeal Transactive invoicing suite, Comptel for the OSS, Oracle PS 8 for the CRM and StreamWide for the value-added services. The Moroccan integrator CAP’INFO is supplying a management solution based on Oracle Application, as Bull’s co-contractor.
"By supporting Maroc Connect’s innovative initiative, Bull is both confirming its position as an agile and robust innovative player in the industry, and pursuing its strategy for strong growth in the telecommunications sector," asserted Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, General Manager of Bull’s Telecommunications & Media business. "In real terms, this project – which has also benefited from the contribution of AMG.net, Bull’s new Center of Competence in Poland – is in perfect alignment within our international development strategy. For our Telecoms center of competence in Morocco, this represents an important landmark."