Latvian Railway Partners with CSG to Build State-of-the-Art Mediation Solution

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National Transportation and Logistics Provider Streamlines Traffic and Boosts Efficiencies with CSG Intermediate

RIGA, Latvia, and ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (December 17, 2013)  Latvian Railway, a state-owned railway company, and CSG International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGS), a global provider of interactive transaction-driven solutions and services, today announced that Latvian Railway has selected CSG to design and deploy an enterprise-wide mediation solution.

 The railway will use CSG Intermediate to manage its entire network from a single platform according to United Nations/Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce, and Transport (UN/EDIFACT) standards. It will allow Latvian Railway to benefit from seamless automated processes that can track consignments of freight, manage and eradicate errors, aggregate services; and eliminate delays resulting from outmoded manual processes.

“The ever-increasing speed and volume of transactions through our network require region-wide consistency and ease-of-use,” said Ugis Bergfelds, Department Manager, at Latvia Railway. “The accuracy, performance, and scalability CSG Intermediate provides are critical to support the growing information processing needs of our business.”

 The CSG Intermediate offering is one of the most trusted offline and online mediation solutions in the world, with more than 200 installations in 64 countries. CSG Intermediate is designed to manage the explosive growth of device availability, the diversity of network applications, and the complexity of service offerings. It is the most robust mediation and service activation platform available. Latvia Railway will use CSG Intermediate to strengthen its deployment of international freight logistics and transportation messaging standards.

 “Today, CSG Intermediate manages almost 100 billion mediation events per month, more than 21 billion usage events each day, and some 300,000 records every second,” said George Fraser, vice president of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for CSG.  “Intermediate is the most flexible and scalable mediation and service activation platform available and is ideally suited to high-volume, next-generation environments.”

 The largest and fastest growing operators in the world have used CSG Intermediate to consolidate and replace multiple mediation systems and support technologies like LTE alongside existing circuit‐switched services to streamline operations and maximize profitability.

 About Latvian Railway

Latvian Railway (LDz) Concern is the main, state-owned, railway company in Latvia, employing more than 11 600 people. Latvian Railway (LDz) Concern comprises the holding company – State Joint Stock Company Latvijas dzelzceļš and the following subsidiary companies: JSC LatRailNet, LDz Cargo Ltd, LDz infrastruktūra Ltd, LDz ritošā sastāva serviss Ltd, and LDz Apsardze Ltd. It provisions railway infrastructure services of 1859,4 kilometers of 1,520 mm gauge railway lines and 33.4 kilometres of 750 mm narrow gauge railway lines in Latvia, play’s main role in the railway freight market (more than 70% of market share in the Latvia) delivering cargo from/to Estonia, Lithuanian, Russia, Belorussia, CIS states and even Asia. It also provides international passenger services connecting Riga with the Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities in CIS states. LDz is the biggest payer of social and resident income taxes to state budget, besides, its economic activities make contribution to the whole state economics. For more information, please visit http://www.ldz.lv/?object_id=1373.

 About CSG International

CSG Systems International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGS) is a market-leading business support solutions and services company serving the majority of the top 100 global communications service providers, including leaders in fixed, mobile, and next-generation networks such as AT&T, Comcast, DISH, Orange, Reliance, SingTel Optus, Telecom New Zealand, Telefonica, Time Warner Cable, T-Mobile, Verizon, Vivo, and Vodafone. With more than 30 years of experience and expertise in voice, video, data, and content services, CSG International offers a broad portfolio of licensed and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based products and solutions that help clients compete more effectively, improve business operations and deliver a more impactful customer experience across a variety of touch points. For more information, visit our website at www.csgi.com.

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