Finnish IT Services Company Starnet to Provide TeliaSonera's Spanish Mobile Operator with Complete Customer Care and Billing Platform as a Service

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Starnet Systems, the Finnish provider of Mediation, Customer Care and Billing Solutions (CCBS) for network and virtual operators, has signed an agreement with the TeliaSonera-owned Spanish mobile operator Yoigo. Under the contract, Yoigo will outsource its entire billing operations to Starnet over a period of four years. The Agreement is the largest of its kind in Starnet's history.

We chose Starnet as our partner thanks to the good experience TeliaSonera has from Starnet in the operating and delivery of the IT platform for TeleFinland. Also, Starnet was able to provide us with a highly versatile system cost-effectively and in a record-breaking 150-day delivery time.

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Starnet Systems, the Finnish provider of Mediation, Customer Care and Billing Solutions (CCBS) for network and virtual operators, has signed an agreement with the TeliaSonera-owned Spanish mobile operator Yoigo. Under the contract, Yoigo will outsource its entire billing operations to Starnet over a period of four years. The Agreement is the largest of its kind in Starnet's history.

Yoigo will outsource its entire billing operations to Starnet using Starnet's TeleManagement Solution with modules for mediation, provisioning, customer relations management and billing as well as point-of-sale, reseller commissioning and extensive self-care applications. The platform is provided in the Software as a Service business model. Starnet will also supply Yoigo with the required hardware environment as well as hosting services and application management.

Yoigo is the brand name of TeliaSonera's subsidiary Xfera, which was awarded the fourth 3G license in Spain and had its commercial launch in December 2006.

"TeliaSonera is targeting a ten per cent market share for Yoigo by the year 2015. The strategy for reaching this is to offer exceptionally easy-to-use and low-cost mobile services to the Spanish market," says Yoigo CEO, Mr. Johan Andsjö. "We chose Starnet as our partner thanks to the good experience TeliaSonera has from Starnet in the operating and delivery of the IT platform for TeleFinland. Also, Starnet was able to provide us with a highly versatile system cost-effectively and in a record-breaking 150-day delivery time."

"The Starnet-Yoigo deal is an excellent example of how the combination of high technology, exceptional personnel and excellent products and services enables Finnish companies to turn the tide of outsourcing back to Finland," comments Starnet Systems CEO, Mr. Ilkka Aura.

Press contacts:

Starnet Systems
Mr. Ilkka Aura, CEO
Tel. +358-45 634 5252    

TeliaSonera
Ms Birgitta Grafström
Tel. +46 70 555 0004

About Starnet
Starnet Systems Oy is a Finnish IT services company that provides Business Support Systems and services for telecommunication Service Providers. Starnet serves fixed telephony, mobile communications and broadband operators. Starnet's customers include TDC Song, TeliaSonera Group, Elisa Group, Aina Group, Lohjan Puhelin, Lännen Puhelin, Mikkelin Puhelin, and Setera Communication. Starnet has customers in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Spain. Starnet provides operators speedily and cost-efficiently developed versatile Business Support Systems and services. Modular solution components include solutions for billing, mediation, service activation and customer care and product management. Established in 1990, Starnet Systems is a privately held company employing 45 people, with offices in Helsinki, Jyväskylä and Madrid. For additional information, visit http://www.starnet.fi.

About Yoigo

Yoigo is the new brand of TeliaSonera's subsidiary Xfera, which was awarded the fourth 3G license in Spain. TeliaSonera, the leading telecom operator in the Nordic and Baltic regions, has a 76.6% share in the company. ACS, a construction and services group, has a 17% stake, FCC a 3.4% stake and Telvent a 3% stake.

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