Kuala Lumpur, March 1 (Asia Pulse) - Hewlett-Packard (HP) Sales (M) Sdn Bhd
today announced the completion of a RM23.4 million ($US6.15 million) cost-based
inter-carrier billing system for Telekom Malaysia Bhd and its mobile
subsidiaries, TMTouch and Mobikom.
The Cost-Based and Access Billing System (CABS) collects, processes and
provides access to information on traffic between different telecommunication
operators and supports billing and reconciliation functions.
HP managing director Badlisham Ghazali said the heavy transaction volume as
well as the mission-critical nature of Telekom Malaysia's billing system
challenged HP to develop one of the most robust processing infrastructure in the
country. Telekom Malaysia executive director Dr Abdul Rahim Daud said CABS would
give an efficient and accurate means to record call transactions and bill the
appropriate parties accordingly.
With the system, Telekom Malaysia could manage better traffic growth of the
company and its subsidiaries. "With the old system, we need at least 20
days to complete the billing process. With CABS we could process it within five
days," he told reporters after the completion of CABS project here today.
"There are many other advantages in terms of ease of processing, a flexible
and better system and tools which would ultimately improve the internal
productivity and efficiencies," he said.
"In doing so, it will improve our business objective within Telekom
Malaysia," he said. CABS replaces the earlier Revenue Sharing System (RESS)
which could only support processing up to 1.2 million Call Data Records (CDR)
The high-performance CABS system, however, can handle more than five million
transactions or CDR per hour. The functions of CABS include receipt of call
records and CDR formatting, validation, pricing cum rating, period summarisation,
discounting, invoicing and accounts management, reconciliation, competitive
analysis and forecasting, agreement management, network data management,
destination premium management and time premium management. The CABS project was
also developed by HP's solution partner, Inception to Implementation (M) Sdn Bhd