TECNOMEN TO DELIVER A COMPLETE VALUE ADDED SERVICE SOLUTION TO
CCT BOATPHONE IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
CCT Boatphone, the exclusive wireless service provider of the British
Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, has awarded Tecnomen a contract to
deliver and install a complete value added service solution during the
last quarter of 2003. Tecnomen will provide CCT Boatphone with such
messaging systems as prepaid and voice mail, as well as a Multimedia
Messaging Service Centre (MMSC), unified messaging service and a WAP
gateway. The solution will be taken into commercial deployment in
Based in Tortola, the largest of the islands, CCT Boatphone provides
on-board wireless services to sailing tourists and island visitors, as
well as wireless services to residents and local businesses in the
British Virgin Islands.
"Tecnomens value added service solution is a very powerful tool that
provides a flexible and advanced system for offering the services that
the market requires and the opportunity to fulfil our customer needs,"
said Robert Lyons, General Manager, CCT Boatphone. "This is especially
important to CCT Boatphone since it will add great value to local BVI
residents and to the more than 600,000 tourists that visit the islands
annually and account for the majority of our business."
"CCT Boatphone is an important customer to Tecnomen as this will be
our first complete delivery of our whole range of products in the
Caribbean, including multimedia messaging, unified messaging, voice
mail and Intelligent Networks based prepaid solutions," said Kimmo
Aura, General Manager, Tecnomen Americas. "This will be an important
reference for Tecnomen, as we can demonstrate our ability to serve CCT
Boatphone as well as other future customers in the Caribbean region."
The British Virgin Islands have a population of approximately 20,000
and are a self-governing territory of the United Kingdom. The economy,
one of the most stable and prosperous in the Caribbean, is highly
dependent on tourism, generating an estimated 45 per cent of the
national income. All charter yachts in the British Virgin Islands,
99.9 per cent, are equipped with boat phones.
The modular Tecnomen value added service solution will allow CCT
Boatphone to address all aspects of todays messaging needs and
provides a solid framework for meeting future requirements with the
most advanced technology available. With Tecnomens value added
service solution, CCT Boatphone can build suitable combinations of
services to respond to the needs of its market segments and target
For more information contact
Mr Kimmo Aura, General Manager, Tecnomen Americas,
tel +358 9 8047 8882
Mr Peter Henningsen, Account Manager, Tecnomen Latin America,
tel +55 11 55059774
Tecnomen develops value-added service systems for teleoperators and
service providers. The company is one of the world's leading suppliers
of messaging systems. Tecnomen has a strong market position in prepaid
systems and intelligent network components, and is the market leader
in paging systems. Tecnomen markets its products and services through
its own worldwide organisation, as well as through global and local
partners. The company operates in 10 locations worldwide and has
supplied its products to customers in over 40 countries. Tecnomen has
around 450 employees and its shares are quoted on the Helsinki
Exchanges. This year Tecnomen celebrates its 25th anniversary. For
more information on Tecnomen visit www.tecnomen.com.
About CCT Boatphone
A Caribbean-based company founded in 1986, CCT Boatphone provides
wireless telecommunications services to British Virgin Islands
sailing and land-based tourists as well as business and residential
customers. With nine cellular sites on five British Virgin Islands,
CCT Boatphone offers wireless services including voice and data. The
company currently has 30 employees with headquarters in Tortola and a
branch office in Virgin Gorda. For more information about CCT
Boatphone, visit www.bvicellular.com.
Tecnotree is a global provider of IT solutions for the management of services, products, customers and revenue for Communications Service Providers. Tecnotree helps customers to monetise and transform their business towards a marketplace of digital services. Together with its customers, Tecnotree empowers people to self-serve, engage and take control of their own digital life.
Tecnotree is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (TEM1V). For more information, please visit www.tecnotree.com.