MACH Helps Network Operators Achieve Data Retention Compliance With New TerraXDR Solution

Data Retention Solution optimised for telecoms providers; delivers increased performance and lowers TCO by as much as 80%

Luxembourg, 27th March, 2012 MACH, the leading provider of cloud-based managed communication services, today announced TerraXDR – a complete data retention solution enabling network operators to reduce the cost and complexity of achieving compliance with Data Retention legislation. Based on a highly streamlined database solution specifically created for the rapid storage and retrieval of Call Data Records (CDR), TerraXDR can lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data retention by as much as 80 per cent, when compared with commonly-used relational databases or data warehousing solutions.

EU operators face a significant challenge finding cost effective ways of retaining ever growing amounts of data for compliance purposes. The EU Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC requires operators to store data relating to a wide range of subscriber activity for up to two years. Typically operators have used general-purpose, relational databases for this purpose, paying for unneccessary features and having to make do with architectures not specifically suited to their unique requirements. While TerraXDR was developed specifically for EU operators, the system is suitable for use in any market where data retention plays a role in regulatory compliance.

Rasmus Holst, Senior Vice President, Markets, MACH, commented: “The data retention needs of operators are very specific – they require a high-performance solution that can scale to store millions and even billions of records and provide rapid retrieval if the need arises. The TerraXDR solution is the first product specifically designed from the ground-up for storing and retrieving CDRs, and delivers a more cost-effective and fit-for-purpose platform for operators by minimising hardware requirements and providing exceptional performance.”

TerraXDR is capable of handling the data retention requirements of the most demanding operator environments. Rapid data import speeds ensure that many thousands of records can be stored every second. At the core of TerraXDR is a high performance transaction storage kernel which ensures that data storage itself is not handled in an inefficient way by using a relational database application. A web application delivers fast data retrieval, format and export. The solution can be deployed as a managed service, with operators providing CDR information to MACH, or as a traditional in-house deployment.

The solution forms part of MACH’s complete M Protect Fraud Protection and Revenue Assurance portfolio.


About MACH

MACH connects and monetizes the telecom world with its comprehensive and growing portfolio of cloud-based communication services, called MACH Embrace. It provides its 650 operator customers with solutions to monetize mobile data, simplify interoperability between networks, optimize wholesale processes and protect revenues. MACH is the largest provider of data and financial clearing solutions for wireless roaming and operates the globe’s largest and fastest growing open connectivity roaming hub, Link2One. It inserts the operator in the content and application value chain and serves the reseller and wholesaler community with its A2P messaging solutions. Headquartered in Luxembourg, MACH has offices in 12 countries. Its customers include Orange, Telefonica, T-Mobile, Telus, Verizon Wireless and Microsoft, as well as enterprise messaging customers like KLM. For more information, visit


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