COQUITLAM, British Columbia, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply put, MTT (Multiregional Transit Telecom) is helping to re-define Russian telecommunications. In 2006, the Russian government broke the industry monopoly on long distance and international calling services. MTT was the first to seize the opportunity—and as a result, is today one of the biggest domestic and international long distance carriers in the country. It is a formidable rival to Rostelecom, the incumbent. Nor is MTT resting on its laurels. For the past year, MTT has been moving its customer management and billing infrastructure to a new software platform. The major project will give MTT new competitive advantages in virtually every corner of the telecom landscape, from flexible service bundles to consolidated billing statements and unlimited scalability, for years to come. Its software choice: PortaOne's PortaBilling Oracularius. "We believe PortaBilling Oracularius has the super-reliability we need to support our pattern of growth," said Evgeny Vasiliev, MTT General Director. "With new competitors and the continual introduction of new services and technologies, we needed a customer management infrastructure that can keep up. PortaBilling Oracularius is meeting that challenge." PortaBilling Oracularius is a carrier-grade converged billing software system designed to meet the needs of Tier 1 and fast-growing Tier 2 telecoms. Built specifically for Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) environments, the system supports the broadest possible range of billing strategies including real-time mediation and rating, multiple services billing, programmable discounts, prepaid/postpaid business models, and the flexibility to support event-based, usage-based and periodic charging, among others. Yet at another level, PortaBilling Oracularius also allows carriers to bundle any combination of traditional and emerging services from residential and IP Centrex services and wholesale/international termination to mobile services, WiFi/WiMAX/broadband, IPTV and triple-play. An embedded license for Oracle RAC is supplied with PortaBilling Oracularius, enabling nodes to be added at a lower cost than through direct Oracle licensing; what's more, due to the platform's virtual cluster orientation, users can depend on PortaBilling Oracularius to deliver seamless redundancy and availability.