Astelit LLC Selects BSG Clearing Solutions for Expanded Wireless Data Clearing in the Ukraine

By | February 27, 2006

BSG Clearing Solutions GmbH, a leading provider of clearing and settlement, payment services and financial risk management solutions for communications service providers, today announced that it was selected by Astelit, LLC, an international digital communications technology and service provider, to provide GSM wireless data clearing capabilities for Astelit’s mobile operator life:). Astelit LLC launched life:) in January 2005 and is the third of five Ukrainian telecommunications operators to select BSG for data clearing services.

“With over 2.46 million GSM users, life:) is one of the fastest-growing operators in the Ukraine. Their technologically-advanced offerings and customised approach position them well to quickly become a powerful player in Ukraine’s mobile telecommunications market,” said Patrick Haynes III, CEO of BSG Clearing Solutions. “Our new agreement is testament to our trusted reputation in the Ukraine and we look forward to fully supporting Astelit LLC as they continue to expand their coverage area and network capacity.”

Under the agreement, BSG Clearing Solutions GmbH will supply GSM wireless data clearing capabilities for international roaming, SMS and MMS inter-working and other roaming-related projects. The data clearing services provided by BSG give Astelit LLC the ability to exchange and clear roaming records for its 467 roaming partners in 181 countries through a single source, while improving the companies’ revenue assurance. BSG’s wireless data clearing services will continue to help facilitate life:)’s flexible payment terms and high-speed data transfer services, providing business intelligence reporting and the latest in TAP File Version 1, 2, 2+ and 3.

Ms. Irina Mandzya of Astelit LLC said of the relationship, “We are confident in BSG and the quality of the services they will provide. With some of the industry’s most advanced billing services, BSG gives us a competitive edge by providing what we need to better serve our customers. This is especially important as we continue expanding our advanced network throughout the Ukraine.”

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