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May 29, 2013

T-Mobile Poland Calls on Ericsson for Billing System Development

T-Mobile Poland has signed a three-year contract with Swedish kit vendor Ericsson for the development and maintenance of a billing system.

According to Ericsson, the billing service will provide T-Mobile with a platform to cope with changing business and operational demand. It will also ensure solution life-cycle management, said the vendor.

T-Mobile Poland previously used Ericsson’s BSCS iX billing system, which has now been complemented with a service to develop and maintain business-critical applications cost-efficiently.

The service will provide T-Mobile with solutions to match their changing business technology and operational demands. A representative from the company stated they also wish to ensure solution life-cycle management.

“T-Mobile’s billing system is at the heart of its relationships with its subscribers, and through our capabilities in services and software we will now handle the day-to-day maintenance and development of the system and applications,” said Anders Runevad, head of western and central Europe at Ericsson.

In addition to its new contract, T-Mobile Poland has also announced plans for its full service mobile banking transaction feature. The company is rolling out a commercial NFC payments service in Poland, in collaboration with MasterCard. The service, dubbed MyWallet, will allow Polish customers to store both debit and credit cards on their NFC mobile device. The new service was launched in coordination with Polbank and mBank, with Polbank due to offer NFC versions of its full range of MasterCard credit cards and mBank planning to offer NFC to debit card holders.

"Poland has become one of the leaders in the development of contact-less payments," said MasterCard's Paul Rychlinski.

Over 40 percent of all MasterCard and Maestro cards have PayPass technology. In terms of monthly contact-less transactions, Poland is in the top three countries in the world and first in Europe.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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