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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
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