Sun Servers Register Record Performance in Subex Nikira V7.0 Fraud Management System Benchmark Study

Bangalore, INDIA – Subex Limited, a leading global provider of Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS), announced today that Sun Microsystems(TM) has achieved record performance in the Subex Nikira V7.0 Fraud Management System sizing and benchmarking study aimed to ascertain Call Detail Record (CDR) processing throughput with Sun servers. The benchmark performance report shows that Sun hardware was able to process one billion CDRs per day, the highest performance on the Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 server using Nikira.

Vinod Kumar, Group President, Subex Ltd said, “As the market leader in fraud management, Subex has been the preferred partner for CSPs (Communication Service Providers) on the journey towards near-real-time fraud management and fraud prevention. Detecting and preventing fraud while handling large volumes of data is a mission-critical requirement for CSPs today. Running the Nikira fraud management system on Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 servers has helped deliver outstanding performance and reliability for these requirements.”

Ramesh Mamgain, Director – Telecom, Sun Microsystems India said, “Capturing and processing large volumes of real-time billing data requires an exceptional system and network performance. Sun’s SPARC Enterprise M8000 is an ideal solution for this requirement by delivering a highly scalable enterprise-class virtualization and consolidation platform, ideal for high-availability, mission-critical enterprise applications including large-scale databases, BIDW, BRM, ERP and CRM.”

The benchmark report for Subex Nikira V7.0 Fraud Management System will help service providers to continuously improve the performance of their existing fraud management system (FMS) to handle large data volumes and protect against future intrusions. The study was performed with a Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000, two Sun Fire(TM) X4450 servers and a Sun Storage 6780 Array attached to a database (DB) server.

Nikira, the fraud management component of the ROC (Revenue Operations Center), is the market-leading fraud management solution from Subex. Nikira is built to help telecom operators move towards fraud prevention by eliminating known frauds, reducing free run time, augmenting internal controls and through continuous fraud management process improvement.

Nikira boasts several industry-leading features, enabling real time reaction through its in-line controls and transaction controls and prioritizes investigation of potential fraud cases through its advanced artificial intelligence (AI) techniques. Some of Nikira’s features are:

Some of the key features of Nikira V7.0 are –

  • Pre-check functionality, which runs multiple checks on new subscription against blacklists and identifies fraudsters based on phonetic, exact and combination matches.
  • Patent-pending e-fingerprinting feature, which captures the details of subscriber behavior and matches against a hot list of previously recorded fraudster fingerprints without relying on any subscriber credentials.
  • IAQ (Intelligent Alarm Qualifier), which uses AI to detect the truly false alarms, thereby increasing analyst productivity and reducing revenue leakage.

Running the Nikira fraud management system on Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 servers helps deliver outstanding performance, reliability, and scalability, for Nikira’s mission-critical infrastructure.

Process One Billion CDRs on Sun SPARC Enterprise (TM) M8000 Server

Industry Leading Sun Servers Set New Standards for Performance, Dramatically Increasing Throughput

Wipro and Subex to help Aircel expand operations across India

Bangalore, INDIA: Nine year contract to implement and manage Revenue Assurance and Fraud across 23 circles.

Wipro Infotech,the India and Middle East IT Business of Wipro Ltd. and Subex Limited, a leading global provider of OSS/BSS solutions for communications service providers jointly announced today that the Subex platform has been chosen for Revenue Assurance and Fraud Management in the 23 circles of Aircel across India.

Aircel is one of the fastest growing telecom companies in India, with a subscriber base of over 10 million. It currently operates across nine circles and has recently won a pan-India license to operate in 23 circles, and is looking to expand to 14 more circles within the country.

Aircel was looking at a solution that could centrally manage revenue assurance and fraud management across all its proposed 23 circles. Aircel and Wipro, which has a long term outsourcing contract with Aircel, chose Subex, to provide the required network infrastructure. This will be implemented across all of Aircel’s 23 circles. Subex’s Revenue Assurance solution, Moneta™M and Fraud Management solution, Nikira™M will form the core of the implementation.

Mr. Ravinder Jain, CIO, Aircel said, “We have partnered with Wipro and Subex for our past requirements, and they were the natural choice for us to manage the entire infrastructure, as we look to expand our footprint in India.”

“Subex’s industry leading Moneta and Nikira provide the best capabilities for an implementation of this nature and scale. Having worked with Subex in the past, we know that they can support the requirements of this implementation”, said Mr. Anil Jain, Vice President – Corporate Business Unit, Wipro Infotech.

Vinod Kumar, President – Revenue Maximization Business Unit, Subex Ltd, said, “This contract win with Wipro is a great achievement for us. Partnering with Wipro to provide the revenue assurance and fraud management solutions to Aircel is an added advantage owing to our long standing partnership. This deal not only signifies the robustness and scalability of our solutions, but is also an indication of the rising maturity of Indian telecom operators.”

About Subex Limited

Subex Limited is a leading global provider of Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) that empowers communications service providers to achieve competitive advantage and deliver new service experiences to subscribers. The company pioneered the strategic concept of the Revenue Operations Center (ROC) – a centralized framework for end-to-end control of a service provider’s revenue and costs, fostering operational dexterity for sustained profitability.

Subex’s software portfolio powers the ROC and its best-in-class solutions enable new service creation, operational transformation, subscriber-centric fulfillment, provisioning automation, revenue assurance, cost management, data integrity management, fraud management and interconnect/interparty settlement.

Subex’s customers include 32 of the world’s 50 largest service providers. The company has more than 300 installations across 70 countries.

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