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MagnaQuest bags Middle East deal

MUMBAI: MagnaQuest, the Hyderabad based global customer management & billing (CM&B) solutions provider, has bagged a $350,000 contract from AlMajd Satellite Broadcasting, which is a new DTH platform with coverage across the Middle East.

According to the deal, MagnaQuest will provide MQSubscribe, the customer management and billing solution package, to AlMajd Satellite Broadcasting.

MQSubscribe would be leveraged over time to manage the rapidly increasing subscriber base of AlMajd. AlMajd has plans to rollout the service across Europe, Asia and North America as well. AlMajd broadcasts Arabic and English channels from Riyadh, Dubai and Cairo, informs an official release.

Signing the contract, AlMajd Satellite Broadcasting chairman & CEO Fahad Al-Shmaimri, says, "MagnaQuest being specialist IT solutions provider in the Pay TV domain can understand our unique business requirements and provide a cost-effective IT solution to manage our billing, inventory, finance and customer care functions. MagnaQuest's track record of working and the fact that MQSubscribe has already been seamlessly integrated with Philips' Cryptoworks (Conditional Access system), gave us the confidence that they would be able to provide us a scalable and seamless solution".

MagnaQuest MD Vijay Debbad says, "This is one of our important wins and has made MagnaQuest a stronger player in the Middle East. We are pleased to be chosen by AlMajd Satellite Broadcasting to manage their rapidly growing subscriber base. With the enhanced features and an aggressive product roadmap, we look forward to supporting AlMajd in their endeavor to offer pay TV and other value-added services on our convergent billing platform. As part of this engagement, MagnaQuest is undertaking arabisation of MQSubscribe to make it more user friendly".

MagnaQuest's flagship product, MQSubscribe is a cost-effective, modular, flexible and scalable solution. Several customers across the globe have implemented MQSubscribe because the value proposition it offers. MQSubscribe enables service providers to effectively provision, rate and accurately bill for all their basic and advanced services including Direct to Home (DTH), Interactive services, Internet Telephony services, Cable TV, Pay Per View, Video on Demand, and High-speed Broadband services, the release adds.

MagnaQuest has already integrated with leading Conditional Access Systems including NewsCorp's NDS, Kudelski's NagraVision, Philips' Cryptoworks, France Telecom's Viaccess, MIH Group's Irdeto Access andn Conax.

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