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Business News of Sunday, 7 August 2016

Source: GhanaWeb

Subah gains international recognition

Subah Infosolutions, a Ghanaian Information Technology solutions company, has been adjudged The Best Telecom Traffic Monitoring Solution Company of the year at the annual Africa Telecoms, Fraud, and Revenue Assurance &Risk Management Forum 2016.

The telecom industry conference cum exhibition organised by Falcon Business Research was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and many telecoms companies coming from 8 African countries.

Each year Africa’s mobile/cellular carriers lose billions of dollars through theft of service and related frauds.

Alfred Lelya Kiteme, Event Coordinator at Falcon Business Research, said fraud & revenue loss in telecoms continues to be a major priority for big businesses in Africa. Whilst the region’s telecommunications industry has seen a quantum leap in the past decade – with markets like Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda being some of the most competitive & lucrative in the whole continent – there remains this shadowy side of telecoms in Africa.

He said fraud Management and Revenue Assurance in the telecommunication industry are both key factors in maintaining operator’s margins. With the growth in complexity of networks, services and the increasingly sophisticated use of technology by fraudsters, these require an end-to-end approach which proactively identifies future challenges.

“Revenue Assurance is therefore a major concern for all operators. There is a general consensus in management that between 1 to 3% of revenues are unbilled and that between 2 to 6% of billed revenues are unpaid,” he said.

He said the conference provides a platform for operators to meet with global and regional fraud and revenue assurance experts from regional and international leading operators, adding that interactive presentation, networking platform and panel discussions, case studies as well as key note presentation from the experts will give operators access to the information that they need to tackle the challenge that they are facing.

Birendra Sasmal CEO of Subah, said, Subah is a indigenous Ghanaian company and our state of the art solution “RATMS” has been developed by local engineers which is competing with many world class companies in African market. “Its an African solution for an African problem.

And this award is not only inspiring Subah team but it will inspire many Ghanaian engineers to build many more solutions for African market to solve many other African problems.

Subah SIM-Box Fraud Detection Services enable s mobile operators to track down and eliminate Sim Boxes from the network in real-time. It utilizes a data feed to collect real-time usage data for each IMSI in the network, which is used to quickly identify offending SIMS.

Redeemer Kwame, Director of Subah, said the international recognition the company has gained is a result of their hard work since the inception of the company. So it is a great feeling that our hard work has been recognized. It speaks volume to be awarded internationally.

He said Subah has an aspiration to enter the other African countries and collaborate with various governments and their agencies to tackle issues related to telecom fraud, risk management and revenue assurance.