Cerillion Celebrates Ten Years of Growth and Looks Forward to a Positive Future

London, 5th October 2009 – Cerillion Technologies, a leading provider of pre-integrated business support systems (BSS), is celebrating its tenth birthday this month.

 At a time of turbulence for the telecoms industry, the London-based firm has grown dynamically and recorded outstanding successes over the past decade, including some pioneering landmark achievements:  

• Cerillion has grown from 5 customers at launch to more than 40 system installations worldwide, including implementations for leading industry players such as Essar, Tele2 and Tiscali.

• Cerillion systems are service-agnostic and are in live operation supporting everything from fixed line, mobile, broadband and convergent multi-service operators to resellers, MVNOs and femtocell-based FMC providers. 

• The company has expanded its global footprint and opened its Global Solution Centre in Pune, India. It currently has customers in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

• In 2001, Cerillion provided customer care and billing for the world’s first commercial UMTS network. 

• Cerillion systems also supported the world’s first live launch of HSDPA services in 2005.

• In 2006, Cerillion was named one of Britain’ fastest-growing private technology companies in the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100.

• In 2007, the company helped Manx Telecom to become the first operator in the world to achieve BABT compliance for billing accuracy of both fixed and mobile services.

• In 2008, Cerillion changed the market with the launch of Cerillion Express, a complete pre-integrated and pre-configured CRM and billing package, which can be delivered in just 10 weeks and offers an exceptionally low total cost of ownership.

• Today, Cerillion delivers a mix of CRM, billing, charging, provisioning, mediation and interconnect solutions.  

• The company has grown from just 12 staff at launch to more than 140 employees.

As it moves into its second decade, Cerillion is maintaining its focus on organic product development rather than technology acquisition. The company is continuing to invest in its R&D programme to increase the overall functional footprint and depth of its product suite. 

Recently, Cerillion unveiled its Total Convergence Architecture (TCA), a new flexible model for telecoms operators based on the TM Forum’s highly-respected Application Framework (TAM).  

Cerillion is also further developing its routes to market. “We are increasing investment in our relationships with integration partners, providing training and the requisite tools to help them sell and deliver Cerillion solutions” says Louis Hall, Cerillion’s CEO. “Though being a full-service company is a core strategy, we recognise that to continue our growth we need to expand our channels to market. This is particularly important in regional markets where local presence is deemed crucial.” 

“Overall, the billing market still offers a huge potential for growth and we believe we are well placed to take advantage” Hall adds. “There are now fewer players in the market and fewer still who can provide the breadth of solution that we can, which means a great opportunity for us to capitalise on our position and expand our customer base.” 
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