Wednesday, 16 December 2009

NRJ Mobile and Sicap introduce double-network MVNO device management – France

NRJ Mobile has deployed Sicaps’s double-network device management platform. The software will allow the operator to provide services via both Orange’s and SFR’s network (but not simultaneously to individual subscribers). By interrogating user behaviour fed back to NRJ (via the software) the operator will be able to recommend to subscribers which network would provide them with best coverage.

The software will also provide facility for over the air updates to NRJ’s subscribers.

Armin L. Rau, Sicap’s Managing Director for EMENA said: “We have worked closely with NRJ Mobile since their acquisition of our Device Management Center in 2004. The implementation of our latest Device Management Center provides NRJ Mobile with a powerful commercial and customer care tool to manage subscriber services and their devices.“

Julien Muller, NRJ Mobile’s Director of Products and Services commented: “The deployment of Sicap technology was the most user-friendly and cost-effective way for us to manage the specificities of our dual network strategy. Sicap has consistently recommended software tools which fit our scope, constraints and expectations and which ultimately benefit our customers.”

ASPIDER selects Blueslice for MVNE expansion – The Netherlands

ASPIDER Solutions, a leading supplier of wholesale MVNE services to MNOs, has selected Blueslice’s evolved Subscriber Data Management (eSDM) solution. The solution is the ngHLR 3000™. Its deployment will allow ASPIDER to benefit from integrated low-cost roaming, multi-profile subscriber provisioning and custom solutions for the M2M market.

Luis Carrera, Chief Technology Officer of ASPIDER Solutions commented: “Our key objective was to acquire a flexible, scalable and carrier-grade next-gen HLR platform that enabled ASPIDER to expand its wholesale branded services portfolio, and Blueslice provided us with a best-of-breed system. Working with Blueslice will help us to sustain our current growth and meet the emerging needs of our client base.”

Leonard Scheepsma, Vice President of EMEA Sales for Blueslice commented: “At Blueslice, we are always eager to work with the most innovative service providers, and it was clear to us that ASPIDER Solutions is geared for success. Having ASPIDER Solutions as a customer will help us drive even further innovations in the areas of wholesale solutions and Machine-to-Machine”.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Tele2 France sale to Virgin completes – France

Tele2, headquartered in Sweden, has completed the sale of its French division to Virgin Mobile France, via Omer Telecom, for SEK 575 million in cash (just over USD 80 million). Omer Telecom has set 2010 as the year for it to turn a profit from its French operation and to reach 2 million subscribers. The deal takes Omer to roughly 1.6 million subscribers.