Subah Infosolutions’ telecom traffic monitoring and audit systems have been adjudged the best in Africa at a just ended conference of industry giants in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Over 20 participants from eight African countries at the 3rd Annual Africa Telecoms Fraud, Revenue Assurance & Risk Management Forum 2016 voted the Ghanaian company the ‘Best Telecom Traffic Monitoring Solution’, in acknowledgment of its rigourous efforts to bring down SIM Boxing and improve revenue assurance in Ghana and other African countries.
Subah SIM-Box Fraud Detection Services enables mobile operators to track down and eliminate SIM boxes from networks in real-time. It utilizes a data feed to collect real-time usage data for each International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) in the network, which is used to quickly identify offending SIMs.
Event Coordinator at Falcon Business Research – organisers of the annual conference – Alfred Lelya Kiteme, says Subah Infosolutions’ presentation at the conference coupled with achievements in Ghana and other parts of Africa demonstrates its healthy positioning to combat fraud and other leakages in the sector.
“Subah has really showcased their solutions; they have showcased their technology and in future we are hoping to have more companies like Subah,” Kiteme told journalists after the two-day event that started on August 2, 2016.
Mr Kiteme said the conference was critical to the growth of the industry as it brings experts together to share ideas on how to curb Africa’s loses through telecommunications, estimated to cost the continent some $ 6 billion annually.
He adds that effective fraud management and revenue assurance systems in the sector would translate into revenue to African states for economic development, hence the need for a concerted effort to arrest the increasing sophistication of telecoms fraud on the continent.
Next year’s event is scheduled to take place in Ghana, and Mr Kiteme is hopeful the event will deepen networking and ideas-sharing to tackle challenges facing the telecoms sector in Africa.
CEO of Subah Infosolution, Birenda Sasmal, said the award is the outcome of his company’s effort to find an African solution the complex problems facing the telecoms sector on the continent.
“This award will not only inspire the Subah team but it will inspire many Ghanaian engineers to build many more solutions for African market to solve many other African problems,” he said.
He said Subah Infosolutions’ state-of-the-art ‘RATMS’ – a powerful telecom revenue auditing and assurance solution – has been developed by local engineers to compete with many world class companies.
Coming at a time when Subah is pushing for a renewal of a real-time revenue monitoring contract with government, the international award is seen by many industry players as properly timed.
“We have always had evidence to prove that the work we are doing is so significant and deserves a renewal,” said General Manager, Business Development at Subah Infosolutions, Redeemer Kwame. He said the recognition speaks volume of his team’s consistent and progressive effort since 2010 to stay ahead in the telecoms traffic monitoring sector.
He revealed his team will soon launch a research and development drive to check fraud and revenue leakages in Over-The-Top (OTT) operations in Ghana.
“This conference has really opened it [OTT] up to us and we are already starting to look at home-grown research and development to break into the OTT monitoring of traffic in order to bring down leakages,” he said.
With agreements with the governments of Guinea, Kenya, Siera Leone and Kenya, Subah Infosolutions, a subsidiary of the Jospong Group of company, says it is poised to become the foremost ICT company on the continent.
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