Monday, 10 August 2009

Videotron ties in with Syniverse – Canada

Soon to be MNO Videotron, currently acting as an MVNO, has signed up with Syniverse for new mobile features for its upcoming 3G service in the form of enhanced mobile messaging, roaming and anti-fraud services.

Alfred de Cárdenas, Executive Vice President and General Manager, North America, Syniverse, said: “Syniverse’s diverse portfolio of mobile service offerings is specifically designed to help operators like Videotron grow their core business and expand in new directions. Syniverse’s flexibility and operator focus permits mobile operators to quickly react to market changes and demands, enabling the delivery of everything from voice calls to sophisticated data and video services wherever and whenever subscribers need them.”

Videotron has also posted upbeat results in the run up to its MNO launch. The company reports that the number of activated business and residential lines on Videotron’s wireless telephone service increased by 5,468 during the quarter, outpacing the growth recorded in the same quarter of 2008 and bringing total activated lines to 73,483.

Robert Dépatie, President and Chief Executive Officer of Videotron is quoted saying: “We have now recorded growth for all our products for 16 consecutive quarters… Although customer satisfaction with Videotron’s products and services is holding high at 96%, we plan to further enhance our customer service.”