Manx Telecom Secures BABT Approval Using Cerillion Billing Solution

London, UK, 7th June 2006 – Cerillion Technologies today announced that Manx Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of O2 and part of the Telefonica group, had become the first combined fixed and mobile telecommunications company in the world to gain BABT approval for its billing.

Manx Telecom Secures BABT Approval Using Cerillion Billing SolutionBABT – British Approvals Board of Telecommunications – is the standard recognised worldwide which gives customers an assurance of accuracy in billing and pricing for telecommunications products and services.    “Gaining approval was a condition of our new Telecom license,” commented Mike Dee, Director of Finance, Manx Telecom. “Cerillion’s billing software supports all our fixed and mobile services and has played a vital role in us achieving this compliance.”

Manx Telecom worked in close co-operation with Cerillion staff to evaluate the existing billing operation, and identify and correct any areas that failed to meet the rigorous conditions laid down by the BABT Standard.  By demonstrating that the bill production process achieved the high levels of accuracy and consistency required, approval was achieved in a comparatively short timeframe.

“By gaining BABT approval, Manx Telecom have once again shown their commitment to delivering the highest level of service to their customers” commented Louis Hall, CEO, Cerillion Technologies. “We are delighted to have helped them achieve this status, underlining the two companies’ close working relationship and the benefits of providing a pre-integrated billing solution.”
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About Manx Telecom


Manx Telecom is the Isle of Man`s telecommunications provider, offering world class fixed line and mobile telephony services, closely integrated with the UK telephone number range. Manx Telecom`s ISP, Manxnet, offers a full range of Internet services and a portfolio of quality hosting products and services at their recently completed, purpose-built hosting centre. 

Manx Telecom has earned a reputation for being at the leading edge of telecommunications development. The company has invested more than £50 million over the last five years in the Island`s telecommunications infrastructure and is committed to a further £30 million investment over the next three years.

Manx Telecom was one of the first companies in the world to offer broadband ADSL services to its customers and, in December 2001, became the first telecommunications operator in Europe to launch a live 3G network. In November 2005, the company became the first in Europe to offer its customers an HSDPA (3.5G) service.

The telephony and Internet services provided by Manx Telecom on the Island are backed up by highly resilient `self-healing` fibre and microwave links between the Isle of Man and the UK and Ireland. In addition, a Multi Label Protocol Switching (MPLS) network, due for completion in March 2006, will offer fully managed and flexible connectivity into the UK.