FEBRUARY 2016

infobiplogojan10whiteInfobip launches OMNI, sparked by global expansion and A2P messaging growth
22/02/2017

Cloud communications provider Infobip has launched OMNI, its omnichannel enterprise messaging solution. The move follows continued A2P SMS growth for the company as a result of new client wins and the continued global expansion of its network, with Infobip now processing over 7 billion transactions a month and its platform touching more than 60% of all world’s mobile phones.

Infobip OMNI brings all key communications channels – SMS, email, chat apps (including Viber, Facebook Messenger, and LINE), voice, and push notifications – into a single platform that offers a high-volume, two-way enterprise customer engagement solution. It’s being rolled out by several tier one mobile operators in the near future to support the messaging needs of their enterprise customers.

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route mobile newRoute Mobile launches SMSC-as-a-Service in partnership with Aircel
 16/02/2017

Route Mobile Limited, one of the world’s leading messaging and voice API companies, today announced that it has launched SMSC-as-a-Service in partnership with Aircel, one of India’s leading innovative mobile service providers. The partnership with Aircel will enable Route Mobile to offer its clients an unparalleled service providing zero-hop, or direct connectivity, to enterprises.

Route Mobile’s SMSC will be hosted at Aircel’s Data Centre in Mumbai.

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DECEMBER 2016

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Mahindra Comviva, in Collaboration with Mobile World Live, Releases the “Business of Tomorrows” survey report
  16/12/2016

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, has released “The Business of Tomorrows” survey report. The survey was carried out in collaboration with Mobile World Live, an online communication hub for the global mobile industry. Operators across various segments, including the overall industry landscape, mobile payments, 5G, content, customer analytics and mobile broadband were surveyed. The report provides in-depth analysis of the impact of current and emerging new technologies on the wider telecom ecosystem.

As per the survey, IOT holds tremendous potential, For 75 per cent of respondents, IoT will drive growth for the internet space in the future,. For 32 per cent of respondents, smart city deployment could emerge as the biggest usage case for 5G, enabling cities around the world to connect to various types of infrastructure and amenities.

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NOVEMBER 2016


routemobileRoute Mobile acquires Defero Mobile in bid to boost presence in Asia-Pacific (APAC)
  02/11/2016

Route Mobile Limited, one of the world’s leading messaging and voice API companies, today announced it has acquired one of its long-term strategic partners, Defero Mobile. Over the following months Defero Mobile, headquartered in Singapore and a leading provider of seamless mobile communications for enterprises, internet brands and mobile operators within the region, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Route Mobile.

As a result of the acquisition, Derek Tan, Managing Director at Defero Mobile, has been named as Route Mobile’s new CEOAsia Pacific (APAC). The acquisition and Derek’s appointment follow the recent Route Mobile announcementaround a new international company structure, aimed at driving growth, profitability and a better global strategic alignment.

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OCTOBER 2016


routemobileRoute Mobile appoints Tushar Agnihotri as new CEO – India
  20/10/2016

Route Mobile Limited, a global leading messaging and voice API company, today announced the appointment of Mr. Tushar Agnihotri as its new CEO – India. In a push to strengthen the company’s Indian operations, Tushar will be leading domestic voice and messaging business for Route Mobile based out of the Mumbai office.

The appointment of Tushar follows the recent announcement about a new international company structure, aimed at driving growth and profitability while better aligning the company’s international strategy as well as operations.

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wirecard-logo-on-whiteWirecard to power Orange’s mobile payment solution for teens
  19/10/2016

Wirecard and Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, are broadening the range of functionalities available for Orange’s mobile wallet app ‘Orange Cash’ in France. The mobile payment solution that is supported by the German payment expert has been extended to the new ‘Orange Cash Jeune’ offer, which is aimed at young users. The new feature enables the use of mobile payment for teenage kids up to 18 years under their parent’s charge.

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routemobileRoute Mobile announces new international company structure
  18/10/2016

Route Mobile Limited, a global leading messaging and voice API company, today announced a new international company structure. Effective immediately, the new structure is aimed at driving growth and profitability across the organisation while better aligning the company’s international strategy and operations.

Route Mobile’s move towards a more regional structure follows some of the company’s recent international expansions. It will facilitate a more tailored approach to create better synergies with customers, leveraging local market knowledge and the benefit of being able to keep up with local trends through consistent monitoring and quick analyses.

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SEPTEMBER 2016

Logo_Mahindra-ComvivaMahindra Comviva launches MobiLytix™ Flexible Coupon for Operators
  29/09/2016

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, today announced the launch of MobiLytix™ Flexible Coupon, a dynamic management tool that enables subscribers to select from open and segmented offers available at a single price point in a scratch card heavy market.

Aimed at simplifying the complex recharge processes through vouchers, MobiLytix™ Flexible Coupon is one of its kind unique offering to address all the traditional recharge challenges faced by retailers and customers and empower them to avail ‘one price multiple benefits’ facility with its best offer recommendation engine.

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CalldoradoBright, bold Calldorado 2.0 Caller ID SDK takes experience and revenue potential to the next level
  27/09/2016

Fast-growing app monetization company Calldorado has launched Calldorado 2.0, bringing a raft of new features and experience improvements for both developers and users. Calldorado’s Caller ID SDK adds popular Caller ID functionality to any app. This allows app owners to generate ad revenues even when their users are inactive, while simultaneously providing a discreet channel for re-engagement.

Calldorado 2.0’s new features are wrapped in a complete redesign. Both the Android mobile user interface and the developer site now have bright, bold design, which the app owner can easily customize to mirror that of their app.

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Infobip-logo-MEFInfobip opens Beijing office
  20/09/2016

Cloud communications platform Infobip announced today the opening of its office in Beijing, following its Shenzhen office opened in December 2015.

Establishing operations in Beijing aims to improve the company’s capacity to serve the bustling local tech scene, especially startups and online firms seeking to expand outside mainland China.

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mobiquity® Wallet leverages iOS 10’s voice recognition and 3D Touch features to deliver an enhanced digital wallet experience

19/09/2016

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, today announced that the latest version of mobiquity® Wallet, the company’s digital wallet platform for financial institutions, leverages key features of iOS 10, the biggest release ever of Apple’s operating system. mobiquity® Wallet has adopted SiriKit, the latest offering from Apple that allows apps to extend Siri, Apple’s voice-controlled virtual assistant.

mobiquity® Wallet users can now send and request payments from others using a simple voice command. This integration makes simple, seamless and faster digital payments a reality.

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CalldoradoCalldorado hires Brian Jakobsen as Chief Technology Officer to drive continued growth
  06/09/2016

Fast-growing app monetization company Calldorado has hired Brian Jakobsen as CTO, to lead the company’s technical development team and spearhead innovation. Calldorado enables Android app developers to generate revenues and re-engage users through a Caller ID SDK.

Jakobsen joins Calldorado from Telecomscandinavia, the consultancy providing digital solutions, where he was Chief of Project Office. Previously, he was Director of Development at MobilePeople and Technical Group Manager at telecom networks and equipment giant Ericsson.

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AUGUST 2016

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Telenor supports Norwegian entrepreneurship and artificial intelligence research
  17/08/2016

In collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the leading research institute SINTEF, Telenor will establish a lab focused on artificial intelligence and big data at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. As the second initiative, Telenor will develop and launch a dedicated, next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) network in several Norwegian cities. Norwegian startups and students will get cost-free access to the IoT network in order to develop and test their products and services. The first pilot will be located in Oslo, in collaboration with StartupLab.

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Perform_strapline   Perform revolutionises live sports with launch of DAZN
  10/08/2016

Perform, the world’s leading digital sports content and media group, today launches its DAZN service in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

DAZN is the world’s first truly dedicated live sports streaming service, providing fans with unlimited access to watch the widest array of live and on demand sport on virtually any connected device. All this is brought together for one low monthly price of €9.99 with no long-term fixed contract and no advertising. Customers can also try the service for free for the first month.

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Indosat Ooredoo   Indosat Ooredoo partners with GoSwiff to launch mobile payment acceptance solutions
  04/08/2016

Indosat Ooredoo is announcing the launch of its mobile payment acceptance solution D-Pay. Indosat Ooredoo is collaborating with GoSwiff International, a financial services solutions provider, as technology and business partner, and with BNI as the acquiring bank for the launch.

D-Pay is a financial service that gives merchants the freedom to accept mobile payments, allowing their customers to make payments using debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, JCB) and via eWallet, anywhere, anytime at enabled D-Pay merchants.

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F-secure blue   F-Secure links advanced malware threat to South China Sea cyber attacks
  04/08/2016

F-Secure Labs has uncovered a strain of malware that appears to be targeting parties involved in the recently decided Philippines vs. China case regarding the two countries’ South China Sea dispute. The malware, dubbed NanHaiShu by F-Secure researchers, is a Remote Access Trojan that allows attackers to exfiltrate data from infected machines. The malware and its use leading up to the 12th July case ruling are detailed in a new F-Secure report, NanHaiShu: RATing the South China Sea.

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JULY 2016

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   Avast Announces Agreement to Acquire AVG for $1.3B
  07/07/2016

 

Two Security Pioneers Unite to Strengthen their Global Leadership in Internet Security— Avast Software, an industry-leading maker of the most trusted security software in the world, and AVG Technologies N.V.

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   Mahindra Comviva bets big on Big Data Analytics
  04/07/2016

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, has announced the launch of the MobiLytix™ Suite, a big data-driven mobile analytics solution that generates actionable customer insights. It aggregates subscriber usage data across multiple touch points, enabling deeper and superior customer experience while improving revenue growth of telecom operators.

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MAY 2016

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    Mahindra Comviva consolidates all its operations under a single brand in LATAM
   18/05/2016

 

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in mobility solutions today announced the consolidation of its LATAM operations and its recent acquisition ATS Advanced Technology Solutions under a single brand – Mahindra Comviva. The brand will resonate across all its LATAM operations in achieving a common business vision.

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   Neomobile sold Onebip Spa to Dimoco
   11/05/2016

Neomobile announced the sales agreement signed with Dimoco, a European leading payment institute for carrier billing services that acquired 100% of Onebip Spa.

Neomobile was the former shareholder of Onebip SPA, the company of the Neomobile Group dedicated to pure mobile payment. This agreement is part of a broader strategy of Neomobile, focused on 2 main aspects:

  • Strengthen the existing partnership with Dimoco to reinforce their position both in Europe and Latin America.
  • Be more focused on all our new initiatives in terms of innovation.

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TERRAGON
   Terragon Group is set to make Augmented Reality (AR) mainstream in Africa
   09/05/2016

Adding another first to its growing list of innovations, Terragon Group, Africa’s largest digital media company, recently announced its launch of an Augmented Reality (AR) solution in Africa. This new feat which ties into the Group’s vision – Innovation to make mobile meaningful, further strengthens the capabilities of the mobile device as a key advertising channel in Africa.

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   Bango Acquires BilltoMobile to Accelerate Carrier Billing in U.S. Market
   09/05/2016

Bango, the number one provider of app store carrier billing (Progressive Equity Research, 2015), today announced it has acquired the BilltoMobile carrier billing service and associated contracts from Danal Inc. The acquisition positions Bango as the leader in carrier billing in the U.S. market and consolidates its position as the world’s leading provider of carrier billing for app stores.

As a result of the acquisition, Bango is now the only processor of carrier billing transactions across all four major U.S. mobile network operators (MNOs), representing more than 300 million connected devices and handling US $80 million of transactions in 2015.

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   boon. by Wirecard: The first fully digitized mobile payment solution with Apple Pay
   05/05/2016

Wirecard this week announced the UK launch of its new mobile payment solution, boon. Download the boon app and sign up to experience the easy, secure and private way to pay with Apple Pay. boon is based on an automatic app-to-wallet integration via a prepaid account with a digital MasterCard, issued by Wirecard Card Solutions. This allows users to top-up their account via Faster Payments, debit or credit card. boon works at any NFC-enabled terminal everywhere the MasterCard contactless logo appears. The boon app has an intuitive user interface and fresh design that represents the modern, individual lifestyle.

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APRIL 2016

headerLogoVeoo launches game changing new Mobile Wallet solution

28/04/2016

Veoo, a global mobile consultancy and leading provider of mobile messaging solutions, is delighted to announce the launch of its new Mobile Wallet solution. Available immediately, the Veoo Mobile Wallet solution harnesses Apple Wallet and Android Pay app functionality, already available to nearly 100% of smartphone users, to revolutionise the way brands and retailers engage with their mobile customers.

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HiyaHiya Launches to Provide a Better Phone Experience to Mobile Users Worldwide

27/04/2016

Hiya Inc., a new company, service and caller ID app that will innovate the mobile phone experience, today announced its official market debut and rollout to users worldwide. Formerly known as Whitepages Caller ID, a business division of Whitepages, Hiya brings users the most advanced caller ID technology on the market. As a stand-alone company, Hiya will further enhance its core caller ID product for consumers, maintaining the most accurate, up-to-date information on billions of calls and texts processed on the platform each month. Hiya will also continue to explore partnerships to expand its world-class phone solutions to global users.

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Global messaging platform Infobip opens local office in Madrid
25/04/2016

Global A2P SMS and mobile services provider Infobip today announced the opening of a new office in Madrid to support growing demand throughout Spain for professional messaging and mobile services.

In Spain, Infobip will be addressing the needs of banks and financial institutions, marketers and media agencies, developers, e-commerce companies and many more. The Madrid office will have a significant proportion of local employees and as the scope business expands, the number of employees is expected to grow.

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   Wirecard becomes first non-financial institution to issue Visa Prepaid Cards in Singapore
   25/04/2016

Wirecard Singapore Pte Ltd, a Wirecard Group company, has been approved as a Principal Member of Visa Inc. as the first non-Financial Institution members in Singapore. This move is a continuation of Wirecard’s strategic partnership with Visa Inc. in Asia Pacific to enable easier access to prepaid card issuing for parties across the ecosystem, following the acquisition of Visa Processing Services (VPS) in 2015.

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mahindradu opts for Mahindra Comviva for managing value added services
11/04/2016

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, today announced its VAS business management partnership with du, the UAE based telecommunications service provider. As part of the multi-year deal, Mahindra Comviva is among the companies managing du’s end-to-end VAS (value added services) business for premium services offering such as SMS alerts, WAP services, mobile Contest, Mobile Games, OTT app aggregation, etc.

Under VAS business management, Mahindra Comviva has extended services such as campaign planning, product management, roadmap planning, content operations and sourcing & setting up innovation lab along with technical assistance and monitoring. This end-to-end service management will further help du to improve overall customer experience.

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unwire_logoUnwire launches Unwire Connect – a revolutionary and unique tap-and-pay system
06/04/2016

Unwire Connect is a revolutionary product that connects the consumer with the merchant at point of sale by using a tap-and-pay system. Unwire Connect is unique as it is the first offering of its kind and the only one that is white label and available on all platforms.

“We are facing a global mobile challenge — there are many fantastic mobile solutions but no fantastic solution to connect them at point of sale,” said Jens Johan Schwarzer, Chief Innovation Officer at Unwire.  “You can’t expect customers to choose a payment system based on the type of phone they own. The winning solution will be the one offering payment systems across all devices – Unwire has taken up this challenge with the development and launch of Unwire Connect.”

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DECEMBER 2015

Infobip crowned best A2P SMS provider at Capacity Messaging and SMS World Awards
03/12/2015

Leading messaging and mobile services provider Infobip is today announcing it has won the Best A2P SMS Provider award at the Capacity Messaging and SMS World Awards.

From a group of the most established SMS providers, Infobip was selected as a result of its industry standing, its fresh approach to operator partnerships through the Business-as-a-Service model, and upcoming innovative products to receive an inaugural Messaging and SMS World Award.

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NOVEMBER 2015

IMImobile_logoIMImobile and Airtel announce launch of mobile billing merchant service in Africa
25/11/2015

IMImobile PLC, a leading software and services provider of mobile customer engagement solutions, announces that it has partnered with Bharti Airtel Africa to deliver its mobile billing solution Tap2Bill for merchants and content providers across Africa. Airtel is a leading telecommunications service provider, with operations in 17 countries across Africa. The new Airtel Tap2Bill service will enable content providers and merchants to utilise Airtel’s billing infrastructure to charge and bill their customers.

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F-Secure set to dominate smart home security
11/11/2015

F-Secure announced its latest security solution today during a keynote address at the Slush startup conference in Helsinki. The new product, called F-Secure SENSE, combines unique hardware and software to provide people with a single source of protection for all of the devices in their homes – including PCs, tablets and smartphones, as well as newer Internet of Things (IoT) products.

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SEPTEMBER 2015

Google Play launches first carrier billing in Africa as Telkom SA deploys Bango Payment Platform
02/09/2015

Bango and Telkom South Africa, have partnered to launch carrier billing in Google Play, a first for Africa. Telkom SA is using the Bango Payment Platform to provide the service to its Android customers, giving them access to a universal payment method to fully enjoy the app store experience.

In Africa, Google’s Android platform currently represents 89% of the smartphone market, according to IDC (2015). Telkom customers using Android smartphones and tablets can now purchase their favourite apps, games, music and other digital content using one-click carrier billing, charging the cost to their phone bill or deducting the charge from airtime, without the need for a credit card or to register personal details.

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JULY 2015

InMobi searchSays “No” to traditional Mobile Ads
14/07/2015

InMobi, the world’s most powerful mobile advertising platform has unveiled Miip, a revolutionary discovery platform that transforms advertising into moments of discovery for users.

“Ads today have forgotten the protagonist of the story – the user,” said Naveen Tewari, Founder & CEO, InMobi. “With Miip, we will put the user ahead of everyone else, and deliver a consistent, personalized and content-rich experience that users will fall in love with.”

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FEBRUARY 2015

Boku Introduces “Phone-on-File” to Compete with Credit Cards on One-Time and Subscription Based Purchases
26/02/2015

A first for cross-platform carrier billing, Phone-on-File stores user phone number as preferred payment method enabling one-click checkout and subscription billing.

Boku, the global leader in carrier billing-based mobile payments, has released Phone-on-File, a new cross-platform solution that allows a consumer to store their mobile phone number as their preferred payment method to enable a streamlined checkout experience for one-time and subscription purchases.

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InMobi searchAnd Starcom MediaVest Group Announce European Partnership
19/02/2015

InMobi, the world’s most powerful mobile advertising platform and Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG), the number one ranked global media network, today announced a strategic partnership to drive mobile advertising across Europe. The partnership will combine the strategic strengths of both organisations to ensure best-in-class scalable mobile advertising solutions for all SMG clients and builds on the successful partnership the two companies have in North America. . .

JANUARY 2015

Mahindra Comviva acknowledged as one of the market leaders in Ovum Decision Matrix for white-label mobile wallet platform
23/01/2015

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile financial solutions has been featured as a key innovator of white-label mobile wallet platform by Ovum Research in its recent Decision Matrix on Mobile Wallets. The Ovum Decision Matrix is considered as one of the industry benchmarks in evaluating leading solutions in major enterprise and industry-specific technology categories. . .

DECEMBER 2014

SCOTT COHEN JOINS PSONAR AS NON-EXEC CHAIRMAN
17/12/2014

Psonar, the pay-as-you-go music streaming service, is delighted to announce that Scott Cohen, co-founder and VP International of The Orchard, the global digital music distributor, has joined its board as non-executive chairman. Scott Cohen takes up his new role as Psonar’s non-executive chairman at an exciting time for the music tech company. 2015 will see a number of strategic partnerships go live in the UK and Ireland . . .

Jawabkom Partners with SLA Mobile to bring Digital Services to their Customers
09/12/2014

Jawabkom, the Arab world’s largest interactive question and answer website, has partnered with SLA Mobile, a leading mobile solutions provider focused on generating new revenue streams for mobile operators and merchants, to bring Digital Services to its customers. Set up in January 2014, Jawabkom offers users the opportunity to ask questions to professionals such as lawyers and doctors and get a personalised answer for a small fee. . .

NOVEMBER 2014

Smart e-Money program is world’s best mobile money service
25/11/2014

The mobile cash transfer program deployed by Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) subsidiary Smart e-Money, Inc. (SMI) in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda was named the best mobile money service in the world at the 11th Meffys Awards in San Francisco, USA. The SMI program beat mobile money projects of the likes of banking and financial services giant Barclays and the London Stock Exchange-listed Bango. . .

searchMahindra Comviva Wins Top Honor at Meffys Awards 2014
24/11/2014

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions received top honor at the prestigious Meffys 2014 Awards at a ceremony held recently in San Francisco. Econet’s EcoCash$ave powered by mobiquity® Money was awarded in the Mobile Service category for effectively promoting financial inclusion among low income, under banked Zimbabweans. Econet’s EcoCash$ave is an easy to use micro-savings product targeted at 3.8 million EcoCash customers. . .

searchMahindra Comviva powers the world’s first domestic interoperable mobile financial services in Tanzania
12/11/2014

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, announced that it has enabled the world’s first domestic interoperable mobile financial service between Airtel Money and Tigo Pesa in Tanzania. The service allows customers to send and receive money directly between the mobile money accounts of these two service providers. The new service made the use of mobile money more convenient for millions of users in Tanzania . . .

SLA Mobile Expands Direct Operator Billing Service to Zain Jordan
10/11/2014

SLA Mobile, a leading mobile solutions provider announces the expansion of their Direct Operator Billing solution into Zain Jordan as part of the next step in the Zain Group’s Direct Operator Billing rollout. Direct Operator Billing, also known as Carrier Billing, is a mobile payment solution that will enable Zain Jordan’s customers to pay for digital and virtual content from third-party providers by charging the transaction to their mobile phone monthly bill or using their pre-paid credit. . .

CIAmediaCIAmedia launches Calldorado Post Call Advertising for Android Apps and Games
07/11/2014

CIAmedia, the company behind the hugely popular Caller Identification App ‘CIA’ has launched Calldorado, an SDK for Android app developers that monetizes incoming and outgoing phone calls with Post Call Ads. With up to 70 per cent of all apps monetized by in-app advertising, intrusive ad-units are one of the most popular revenue models.  Yet with typical app usage declining over time and consumers only regularly using as few as five apps in any given week . . .

searchTRACE ties up with Mahindra Comviva as technology partner for TRACE Music Stars
06/11/2014

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, today announced an exclusive partnership with TRACE TV, one of the leading music channels to launch TRACE Music Stars across all Airtel operations in Africa. Contestants will have the chance to compete for a grand prize of 30,000 Euros and a recording deal with Universal Music. The winner will travel to New York to be personally mentored by American R&B and hip hop recording artist . . .

Mobile POS Services set to gain traction: Mahindra Comviva & Ovum
06/11/2014

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, in collaboration with Ovum Consulting, has published a whitepaper on the growing adoption of mobile POS solutions. Mobile POS solutions are fast becoming mainstream. An approximate 1.2 million mPOS were shipped to Master Card merchants globally and 75% of merchants have been able to accept card payments. . .

Barclays Accelerator 2015 Launches logo
04/11/2014

Barclays and Techstars have opened the application process for the second cohort of their prestigious Accelerator programme, which will give a further ten businesses the chance to shape the future of financial services. The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is a 13-week intensive startup programme designed to support new businesses on their journey to delivering breakthrough innovations. . .

searchYour mobile becomes your payment card
03/11/2014

Well over 400 stores in Norway already accept contactless payment with both Valyou and contactless payment cards. 10 to 20 new stores are being added every week. Last Friday, the CEO’s of Norwegian banks DNB and SpareBank1 Group, and mobile operator, Telenor Group; demonstrated the contactless mobile payment solution, Valyou. The demo took place at the convenience store chain, Deli De Luca, at Oslo Central Station. . .

OCTOBER 2014

Austrian Yellow Pages, Herold, integrates CIAmedia’s Caller-ID SDK in to its Android App
30/10/2014

Mobile ad-tech company, CIAmedia today announced a deal with Herold, the leading Austrian online, mobile and print telephone local search and directory service. Herold has integrated CIAmedia’s patented SDK into its Android App giving its users an automated and easy to use caller-id and number-suggest service. The SDK provides a real-time overlay that detects the identity of the businesses that are calling Herold App users . . .

Boku Acquires mopay, Solidifies Position as World’s Largest Mobile Payment Provider for Carrier Billing
07/10/2014

Boku, Inc., the global leader in mobile payments, today announced the acquisition of Germany-based mopay, one of the largest carrier billing companies in the world and one of Boku’s leading competitors. The acquisition makes Boku the largest standalone provider of carrier billing-based mobile payment services in the world, adding marquee merchant customers like Valve, gameloft, and Wargaming, and hundreds of other merchants to Boku’s existing global merchant base . . .

Boku Launches New E-money Era for Carrier Billing in Partnership with Major Mobile Network Operators in Europe
02/10/2014

Boku, Inc., the global leader in mobile payments, unveiled a new initiative, working with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Boku Account Services UK Ltd, and a number of leading Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), to reinvent its European direct carrier billing business.  Prior to this initiative, carrier billing in Europe has operated under an exemption to the European Union’s Payment Services Directive (PSD), which was originally designed to facilitate the purchase of mobile wallpapers and . . .

SEPTEMBER 2014

Mahindra Comviva and First Data empower merchants across India through mPOS roll out
18/09/2014

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, recently announced a strategic partnership with First Data, the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, to roll out their mPOS solution that is set to make payment acceptance faster and secure for the Indian merchant community. This holistic payment solution enables businesses, including small and medium enterprises and service professionals, to utilize their mobile phone . . .

Meet Messito at AfricaCom 2014logo
11/09/2014

The Messito team is thrilled to be part of AfricaCom 2014 which will be held in Capetown, South Africa from the 11th to the 13th of November. This event brings together key telecommunication industry exhibitors, visionary speakers and attendees from all over the world. Send us an email to set up an appointment with a Messito representative or more information about AfricaCom can be found here. . .

SLA Mobile Connects Infobip to Zain’s Subscribers to allow the use of Direct Operator Billing with their Global Merchants
02/09/2014

SLA Mobile, a leading worldwide solutions vendor focused on bringing new revenue streams to mobile operators, has partnered with Infobip, a global mobile messaging and payments provider to bring Direct Operator Billing (DOB) to Zain subscribers for their list of digital and virtual goods merchants. SLA Mobile provides managed service solutions to mobile operators, helping them monetise network and data assets . . .

Global RTB Spend Continues Dramatic Growth, According to Smaato Mobile RTB Report
26/08/2014

Smaato, the leading global mobile Real-Time Bidding (RTB) ad exchange (SMX) and Supply Side Platform (SSP), today releases its global mobile RTB Insights Report for Q2 2014. The report is an in-depth analysis of worldwide exchange data, auctions, bids and impressions across Smaato’s SMX platform. It highlights the continued growth of mobile RTB in 2014 and the growing importance of data in mobile advertising across all regions. . .

AUGUST 2014

Binbit signs agreement with FC Barcelona
14/08/2014

Binbit, one of the leading companies in the distribution of mobile content in the world, announced an agreement with F.C. Barcelona for the exclusive distribution of information and digital content of the Club through mobile devices. This agreement includes 40 countries in Latin America, Asia and East Europe. Antoni Muntaner, founder and chairman of Binbit, explained that the deal includes the next three football seasons . . .

SLA Mobile Provides Cloud Management Solutions on Amazon Web Services Cloud Platform
06/08/2014

SLA Mobile, a global mobile solutions provider headquartered in Belfast, is delighted to announce its cloud management solutions on AWS Cloud platform for its customers. SLA Mobile is a mobile solution provider that works with leading mobile operators to help them monetise their network and data assets. Using AWS enables the company to provide a comprehensive cloud management solution to deliver customer solutions faster . . .

Messito Launches its API for SMSlogo
01/08/2014

We’re excited to announce that Messito’s Application Programming Interface (API) has just been launched! Companies can now easily connect their various systems and web applications such as CRM systems, booking systems etc to Messito’s API through HTTP over TCP/IP. Once connected, Messito’s powerful API will enable the sending of SMSs, according to the parameters set by your particular system. . .

JULY 2014

vserv-logoVserv.mobi appoints Anurag Patnaik as Senior Vice President – Product
24/07/2014

Vserv, an award winning mobile advertising exchange, today announced the appointment of Anurag Patnaik as Senior Vice President – Product. Anurag Patnaik, a proven strategist in the mobile and digital sector joins Vserv at a pivotal juncture as a catalyst to the company’s aggressive growth trajectory. In his role, he will bring his comprehensive experience to fortify Vserv’s proven track record of delivering pioneering product technologies . . .

PayPal launches mobile ordering and payments in the Netherlands
23/07/2014

With the incorporation of “Check In” functionality in the PayPal app the company has made another leap forward in mobile payments in the Netherlands – where PayPal is collaborating with MyOrder, the mobile payment solution from the Rabobank. This collaboration will soon allow consumers to make payments at more than 1500 locations in the Netherlands, including many restaurants, stores and car parks. . .

header-logoTelly Partners with SLA Mobile to bring Direct Operator Billing to its Customers
23/07/2014

Telly (Telly.com), which makes it easy for people to discover new video-on-demand content via social recommendations, is pleased to announce its partnership with SLA Mobile, a global mobile solutions provider working with leading mobile operators and companies like Telly in order to help them monetise their network and data assets. Telly recently launched its premium subscription service Telly Plus in 23 countries in the Middle East and Africa . . .

searchReal-Time QoE based service plans would be the new norm by 2015
02/07/2014

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, and Ovum Consulting have released a research study on strategies for realizing the optimal potential of media optimization. With the growth in mobile data, the complexity of managing traffic has also intensified driven by greater use of bandwidth hungry applications and heightened customer expectations for an ever-higher Quality of Experience (QoE). . .

JUNE 2014

MESSITO CREATES FRENZY OVER SMASHING BIRTHDAY OFFERS
27/06/2014

To mark the occasion of Messito’s 10th anniversary, Fortytwo Marketing surprised its customers by giving back all the credit used in the first 42 days since the re-launch of its web-based SMS marketing tool last May. Since its inception in 2004, Messito has evolved significantly, both in terms of its user interface, functionality and branding. To continue the celebrations, Messito is also offering a 10% reduction on all destination rates starting from the 28 of June . . .

searchMahindra Comviva declared mobile commerce vendor of the year at Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards
26/06/2014

Mahindra Comviva has been named the “Mobile Commerce Vendor of the Year” for promoting growth of digital payments at the 12th edition of Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards. The Frost & Sullivan awards recognize and acknowledge companies with outstanding performance in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in India. Mahindra Comviva has been at the forefront of accelerating the adoption of digital commerce by working with . . .

Vserv.mobi and Microsoft Collaborate to Promote Nokia X Ecosystem in Europe with DVLUP Program
17/06/2014

We are constantly looking at reinvigorating the global developer ecosystem with our comprehensive app monetisation solutions that offer higher earnings, rewards and fast tracked monetization. Pushing our commitment further, we are excited to collaborate with the Nokia X Developer Relations team at Microsoft UK to launch ‘Maximise App Revenue – DVLUP’ competition. This competition is designed to . . .

header-logoSLA Mobile Powers Direct Operator Billing Launch in Zain Kuwait
12/06/2014

SLA Mobile, Belfast based mobile solutions provider announces that Zain, the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kuwait, has launched “Zain Pay” in partnership with SLA Mobile to provide their customers with Direct Operator Billing capabilities. “Zain Pay” is a Direct Operator Billing mobile payment solution that will enable Zain’s customers to pay for digital goods and services . . .

searchMahindra Comviva and ICICI Merchant Services Win Global Telecom Business Award for Innovation in Consumer Service
16/05/2014

Mahindra Comviva and ICICI Merchant Services, (ICICI MS have won the Global Telecoms Business Award for Innovation in Consumer Services for mobile POS (MPOS). The awards were announced at the eighth edition of Global Telecom Business Innovation Summit 2014, held in London. ICICI MS and Mahindra Comviva launched MPOS to expand the digital payment acceptance network in India. . .

MAY 2014

MESSITO – STAY IN TOUCH WITHOUT PAYING MUCH
14/05/2014

Fortytwo Marketing’s SMS marketing tool, Messito has been featured in a number of online news portals. A press release entitled Stay In Touch Without Paying Much has been issued on both MEF and on di-ve.com. Messito lets you reach anyone, anywhere on their mobile phone as it gives you direct access to 800 mobile networks in over 200 countries. You can learn more about Messito by accessing the website or by signing-up for an account. . .

APRIL 2014

Ghostery_Enterprise_Logo_2501Ghostery, Inc. Launches Marketing Cloud Management for Enterprise
21/04/2014

Evidon, the leader in online transparency, announced today that it has changed its name to Ghostery, Inc. For more than four years, Ghostery has powered multi-platform transparency tools for consumers. Evidon’s business products will now be part of the Ghostery Enterprise™ suite. Rolling both consumer and enterprise solutions into the Ghostery brand aligns the company’s services with its core mission of “Transparency For All.” . . .

massive-impactMassiveImpact Chosen as a 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winner
16/04/2014

MassiveImpact, a leader in performance mobile advertising, has been chosen as a Red Herring Top 100 winner, recognizing Europe’s leading private companies. Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring’s editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, SalesForce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work. . .

MARCH 2014

searchMahindra Comviva Launches Power Packed Digital Wallet Solution
13/03/2014

Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, today announced the launch of its mobiquity® Wallet, a cutting-edge digital wallet platform. This is amongst the first of its kind fully integrated digital wallet platform that supports NFC, QR codes and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). It will offer security, ease of use and rich features to the customers of banks, telecom operators and retailers across the globe. . .

searchSLA Mobile receives gold standard accolade at Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards!
12/03/2014

SLA Mobile has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme for the fourth year in a row. The company was recognised at a gala awards dinner in Dublin on 7 March 2014. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, congratulated the award winners in a keynote speech at the event. The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland . . .

FEBRUARY 2014

searchSLA Mobile Announces Major Brand Relaunch
21/02/2014

SLA Mobile, a global mobile solutions company has unveiled a contemporary new look and feel that will be showcased at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new look, together with a strong focus on how mobile operators can leverage the API Economy, has been created to reflect the current corporate strategy of the 10 year old company.  The company has adopted “SLA” as its global brand name . . .

JANUARY 2014

searchInMobi Launches Native Ads Platform To Redefine Mobile Ad Experience For Users
30/01/2014

InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile advertising network, today announced the launch of its Native Ads platform that allows app developers and mobile publishers to deliver an engaging, in-context, native ad experience to their end users, with minimal development effort. Native ads are mobile ad units that are adapted to an app’s look and feel, providing a seamless experience to users and resulting in better monetization for publishers. . .

searchInMobi sees CPG mobile ad spends grow 175% in 2013
23/01/2014

InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile advertising network, today announced that mobile ad spends by consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies on its network grew 175% in 2013. InMobi’s growth came from deep engagements with more than 50% of the top 25 CPG brands, including a partnership with Unilever, the world’s No. 2 consumer-goods company. InMobi has been working closely with Unilever and its partner media agencies . . .

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