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African telecoms receive support to unlock new revenue streams

The partnership will give communications service providers new tools to expand and compete in a data-driven marketplace. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

FICO, a global analytics software provider, has partnered with LigaData, a leading big data solutions provider in the MEA region, in order to support telecommunications firms across Africa, the Middle East and Asia with advanced decision making and optimisation tools

The two companies are well positioned to provide additional support with LigaData serving more than 30 communications service providers across the MEA region and FICO, recently being named Best Technology Provider for Data Analytics at the 2022 Credit Awards. They will leverage their extensive experience in the field to increase revenues, decrease costs and expand the digital and mobile financial service offerings for communications service providers. This will be achieved through the offering of hybrid-cloud and SaaS Decision as a Service solutions including mobile lending, price optimisation, collections optimisation, subscriber segmentation and fraud detection solutions. 

Bassel Ojjeh, CEO of LigaData, commented, “Our partnership with FICO will give communications service providers new tools to expand and compete in a data-driven marketplace. In addition, we will be bringing to market new solutions that can help communications service providers serve the large number of unbanked and underbanked communities in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.”

Alexandre Graff, vice president of Global Partners & Alliances at FICO, added, “By combining our world-class decision management and optimisation tools with LigaData’s world-class Data Fabric platform, we can help telecommunications providers in their transformation from Telcos to TechCos and serve new digital services customer segments with confidence. Together, we plan to also help communications service providers grant loans in emerging markets, making it easier for consumers while increasing the digitisation of the economy.”

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