CSG International: Investing in an automated future

10 October 2012

BSS provider CSG International has reinforced its position in the wholesale solution segment with the $19 million purchase of Ascade. Robert Anderson reports on how CSG’s solutions are helping operators to defend and improve their inter-carrier revenues.

In the space of the last decade, billing and managed services provider CSG International has made a series of strategic acquisitions that has helped align its portfolio ever closer to the demands of the wholesale telecoms market.

This year, the company continued to distance itself from the competition with the $19 million purchase of Ascade, a Swedish company specialising in advanced, intelligent inter-carrier trading and routing.

"By adding the Ascade product set to our portfolio, we have further enhanced and strengthened our leadership in the wholesale space, giving us an additional set of powerful capabilities that we look forward to offering to our large customer base," explains Hassan Iftikhar, vice president of product management, wholesale business management for CSG. "This acquisition puts us squarely at the front of the wholesale solutions market."

Identifying the carrier market need
CSG was started in 1982 as a billing solution provider for the cable...

Topics: CSG International, Ascade



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