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BTS Wins Africa Region Operator Award at CC Global Awards

We are proud to share that BTS has been honored as Africa Region Operator of the Year at the CC-Global Awards during GCCM Europe 2024.

Independently evaluated by a panel of industry analysts, this award recognizes excellence in regional telecom services in Africa, positively impacting regional connectivity and communication, and approaching regional challenges.

Our commitment to Africa has been longstanding, our presence in the region reflects this. We have strategically expanded our partnership ecosystem over the past twenty years, covering over 90% of African countries.

“All of us at BTS understand that telecom is a key driver for the development of any society, so we work closely with our partners to contribute to improving people’s lives,” said Javier Mariscal, BTS Senior Director Africa and Middle East. “Our technology is so conceived in that way, helping to enhance the digitalization of the society, easing the communication.”

Dexatel Enhances Platform with Real-Time HLR Lookup Service

Tallinn, Estonia, July 2024 — Dexatel has announced its latest innovation, the HLR Lookup service, now integrated into its communications platform. This service allows users to conduct real-time queries of phone number information directly from their Dexatel account dashboard.

The HLR is a key database in mobile networks that holds vital details about each user’s mobile phone. Dexatel’s new service uses this data to quickly and dependably fetch phone number data right from the user’s account dashboard.

“Our new HLR Lookup Service is transformative for businesses looking to optimize their communication strategies,” said Lilia Yeghiazaryan, CEO of Dexatel. “The ability to accurately validate and identify phone numbers globally enhances both cost-efficiency and campaign effectiveness. With its ease of integration into existing systems, the tool helps businesses make informed decisions and improve their overall messaging strategy.”

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Introducing Digital Virgo’s Positive Impact Report 

The Positive Impact program underlines our commitment to integrating social and environmental responsibility into our corporate mission. This approach is the result of close collaboration between the departments and services of the Group throughout the world. Their efforts, creativity and enthusiasm are at the heart of the actions presented in this program, reflecting the human commitment that drives our Group. The 2023 activity and results’ report is now available.

The Positive Impact program is the materialization of Digital Virgo’s social and environmental commitment through significant actions that reflect our determination to act responsibly. Whether it’s through energy-saving initiatives, the promotion of environmentally friendly transport, or our active participation in solidarity projects, our goal is to make a significant contribution to a more responsible society.

“This year’s Positive Impact report is an invitation to explore how Digital Virgo is putting its commitments into action. We look forward to continuing on this path, convinced that collaboration and sharing our values are essential to overcoming the challenges ahead. Together, let’s work towards a future where operational excellence and social engagement converge towards a business model that is both prosperous and responsible.”  Guillaume Briche – Group CEO

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Route Mobile Limited enables WhatsApp-based ticketing for Nagpur, Pune, Hyderabad and Delhi Metro, becoming the largest enabler for such services in India.

Route Mobile Limited (Route Mobile) has partnered with Billeasy E Solutions Private Limited (Billeasy) and enabled WhatsApp-based ticket booking for Pune, Hyderabad, and Nagpur metros in addition to Delhi. More than 75 lakh commuters use these metros every day. To purchase tickets, they need to visit the official WhatsApp account of the respective metro, choose the stations, make the payment, and receive tickets directly from the WhatsApp interface. They can also pay for the ticket right from WhatsApp.

Currently, 15 cities in India have active Metro services, and Route Mobile has already enabled this solution for four of them, making it the largest enabler in the domain. Route Mobile first launched this service for Delhi Metro in the second half of 2023. Now, they have enabled this service for three additional cities – Nagpur, Pune & Hyderabad through a partnership with integration partner Billeasy, who have been pioneers of this solution since 2020.

Talking about this development, Rajdipkumar Gupta, Managing Director & Group CEO of Route Mobile, said, “Our focus is on creating some very unique solutions powered by messaging channels that revolutionize the way customers interact with brands. By enabling ticket booking on WhatsApp for four major cities, we have become one of the largest enablers in this space. This is also a testament to our innovative mindset and ability to solve complex problems with technology. I am extremely delighted about this deployment, thank our partners in this project and wish the commuters a safe and happy commute. Any large-scale deployment needs to be supported by an equally capable infrastructure. This deployment showcases Route Mobile’s network capability and scalability. These kinds of unique customer journeys are what the engineering and product teams try to solve on a daily basis in Route Lab. We look forward to deploying more such solutions in the coming days”

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Telin Kicks Off Certified Internship Program with Exciting On-Boarding Session: Telinternship Batch 1.0

Jakarta, 1 July 2024 – PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) proudly announces the launch of Telinternship, a certified, project-based internship program. Designed to provide final-year university students and recent graduates to take part within a real work of six-month project runs from July 1, 2024, to December 31, 2024.

Wahyudi Handriyanto, Human Capital VP, opened the Telinternship on-boarding session that was held on 1st of July 2024. He marked the start of an enriching journey for all Interns of Telinternship as an unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in the telecommunications industry, also to explore careers, develop skills, and build their professional networks. For employers’ point-of-view, Telinternship brings fresh perspectives and energy to the workplace, helps in talent development, and creates a pool of potential future employees.

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Twilio named a Leader in 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Communications Platform as a Service

SAN FRANCISCO,  Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO), the customer engagement platform that drives real-time, personalized experiences for today’s leading brands, today announced that it has been recognized by Gartner® as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant™ for Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), for its CPaaS platform1 for the second consecutive year. Twilio was positioned the highest among others for our “Ability to Execute.” The evaluation was based on specific criteria that analyzed the company’s overall Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.

“Twilio helped create the CPaaS category, and now as we enter the Industrial Revolution of AI, we’re merging our developer expertise and data at scale to define what comes next: omnipersonalization on one trusted, simple, and smart customer engagement platform,” said Inbal Shani, Chief Product Officer of Communications, Twilio. “We obsess over our customers and their goals. We believe this recognition as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for CPaaS for the second year in a row is a testament to our focus, innovation and ability to execute for our customers’ mission-critical success.”

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