Openwave Mobility Unveils Subscriber Data Federation Solution

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Smart Data Federator provides integrated view of subscriber data without disrupting existing data silos

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. And Mobile World Congress, Barcelona - March 2, 2015- Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, today announced that it has launched the industry's first carrier-grade subscriber data federation solution. Smart Data Federator (SDF) is a flexible interface between data silos that reads and writes data to existing systems, allowing for a consolidated view of all subscriber data. SDF uses proven technology installed in the largest deployment of a UDR in the world, with over 130 million subs and over 5 nines availability.

Operators are facing the reality that subscriber data will continue to be segmented across multiple application silos for the foreseeable future. In an ideal scenario, data would be placed in a single repository and shared with whichever applications require it. In reality, many operators cannot currently prioritize a full consolidation of all their subscriber data and need the silos to remain in place for some time yet. SDF does not disrupt the existing silos or the systems that depend on them and does not physically unify the data.

Operators can use SDF to make the connection between the data and the repository, regardless of structure and storage type. SDF is placed centrally to other data repositories, giving operators the flexibility they need to build applications across silos. SDF also creates a secure link between the applications and the data. This means that operators can secure and manage all their data repositories through SDF. By deploying SDF the applications that need data federation get the benefits of federation, while other applications can continue to use their data repositories directly as required.

"Openwave Mobility's SDF is an excellent way for operators to transition from multiple silos to the ideal situation of a single, shared repository," said Indranil Chatterjee, Vice President of Products, Sales & Marketing at Openwave Mobility. "SDF gives Tier 1 operators the agility they need today to add new services by federating data across different silos. Our product is being deployed today in a Tier 1 operator in the Americas and one in APAC to address critical use cases such as identity management and IoT use cases for connected cars."

To find out more about SDF, visit Openwave Mobility during Mobile World Congress at the Northern Ireland stand in Hall 8.1, stand 8.1H49.

Visit www.owmobility.com or contact sales@owmobility.com for more information.

About Openwave Mobility
Openwave Mobility empowers mobile operators to manage and monetize video traffic using the industry's most scalable, Layer7 SDN/NFV platform. Openwave Mobility delivers Video Optimization, Subscriber Data Management and Targeted Ad Insertion. Together these eliminate RAN congestion, maximize value from subscriber data and create new revenue opportunities.

Openwave Mobility delivers over 40 billion transactions daily and over half a billion subscribers worldwide use data services powered by its solutions. The company's global customer base consists of over 40 of the largest communication service providers including AT&T, Du, KDDI, Rogers, Sprint, Telus, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Telstra, Virgin Mobile & Vodafone. Openwave Mobility is owned by Marlin Equity Partners, a leading investment firm with over a billion dollars of capital under management that has publicly committed to building the company through expanded investment in R&D. The company has built a robust portfolio of Intellectual Property, which is growing month by month.

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Source: RealWire

Summit Tech and Alcatel-Lucent Unveil First VoLTE/RCS Connected Car at Mobile World Congress 2015

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Barcelona, Spain/Montreal, Canada- March 2nd 2015 - Summit Tech is unveiling the first Voice over LTE (VoLTE)/Rich Communication Services (RCS)-capable Connected Car in collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), a world leading specialist in IP networking, cloud and ultra-broadband technology, at the GSMA's Innovation City showcase at Mobile World Congress 2015. The two companies will be demonstrating the transformational power of the service provider's all-IP communications network on the Connected Car of the future.

With operators increasingly rolling out commercial VoLTE services across their 4G LTE networks, a new chapter in IP communication innovation expands the delivery of ultra-broadband services and enhanced service experiences. Based on a highly reliable virtualized IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) platform that comes equipped with APIs for rapid service creation, VoLTE's high definition voice and rich communications can now be easily extended to the Connected Car.

In contrast to cars with only built-in LTE for Internet access, Summit Tech and Alcatel-Lucent will demonstrate how VoLTE/RCS enable the Connected Car itself to become a secondary device to complement a user's smartphone. The Connected Car has call hand-over -- seamlessly transferring calls to the car without any user interaction. Even if their smartphone battery dies, a user can continue the call from their car which behaves as an independent secondary telephony device.

The system works with Heads-Up Display systems in cars, so that users can view their calls, messages or data while keeping their eyes on the road and manage them using gesture control. Leveraging the power of Alcatel-Lucent's IMS solution currently in operator's networks and capable of supporting mobile and WiFi, the Connected Car brings occupants a full complement of communication services including support for VoLTE, video communications, IP messaging/chat and social presence to open up countless use cases.

For instance, the Connected Car can automatically advise a caller that the call is not private if there are other passengers in the car. The caller is then offered the option of leaving a message rather than being heard by all on the speaker phone. Once the driver is available for a private conversation, the system can prompt the caller to call back.

Another real-life example of the power of VoLTE/RCS-based vehicles can be applied to drive-thru restaurants. The driver can be automatically linked to the drive-thru attendant with a standard Android™ or Windows™ phone using an HD audio call, instead of the crackly drive-thru speakers. After the order is placed, confirmation and an electronic invoice are displayed on the car's in-dash display. The driver can then complete a mobile commerce transaction to pay for their meal.

"By leveraging APIs exposing the rich functionality of today's IP communication networks, communications as a service can be embedded into the Connected Car experience to provide on the go consumers and business users with personalized ultra broadband experiences," Fran Heeran, General Manager of the IP Communications business at Alcatel-Lucent. "The Connected Car becomes yet another means by which operators can offer innovative services beyond the smartphone and enter new vertical markets to leverage their investments in LTE networks and VoLTE services."

"We don't need any more fragmentation across voice, messaging and data systems," commented Alido Di Giovanni, President of Summit Tech. "Closed systems are not helpful to the progression of Connected Cars. With this ecosystem, operators can finally be at the heart of Connected Cars, as they should be. They can be the ones that provide the disruption and the innovation in this market. And consumers can benefit from a system that works seamlessly across car manufacturers, operating systems and carrier networks."

About SUMMIT TECH
Summit Tech is the leading provider of cross-platform VoLTE & Rich Communication Services (RCS) clients and SDKs on 12 platforms - including Android, iOS, Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and web-based platforms (WebRTC). An enhanced UX framework allows for the creation of customized user experiences and value-added services. Working with device OEMs and operators, Summit has deployed IMS solutions for RCS client provisioning (ACS), RCS analytics and customer care portals in more markets than any other client provider. Summit also enables industry-leading IMS services including Business VoLTE, RCS Connected Cars, RCS mHealth, RCS Home Automation and RCS Virtual Reality.

For more information, visit summit-tech.ca/mwc2015

Source: RealWire

ASPIDER-NGI promotion drives Simpel acquisition rate

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

ASPIDER-NGI delivers targeted promotion that boosts acquisition rates for major European MVNO.

Netherlands & MWC Barcelona: March 2, 2015 - ASPIDER-NGI completed a 'double-up' promotion for Simpel, the promotion includes doubling the unit sizes of the bundles. The Simpel promotion was launched this month and has yielded very significant growth in daily acquisition rates.

Simpel is the leading independent sim-only provider in The Netherlands with great offers, transparent pricing, clear communication and full cost control. Simpel provides a new level of transparency by allowing customers to set thresholds and give them real-time control over spending.

Susanne van Houdt, Manager Operations at Simpel stated, "The collaboration and ease of communication with the ASPIDER-NGI team helped to deliver the promo within a very short time frame, and we are seeing great uptake figures." Jasper de Rooij, Simpel CEO commented, "This was a short time-to-market initiative to support a very complex promotion - the result was a perfect implementation."

Jan Mooijman, CEO of ASPIDER-NGI noted, "Simpel are one of the most innovative European mobile operators and we are pleased to deliver MVNE solutions that show such significant impact on acquisition."

ASPIDER-NGI allows mobile operators to engage their customers with compelling service plans, promotions, and innovative content, all designed to build loyalty and increase revenue. All global solutions are delivered as-a-Service to reduce operational costs and reduce time-to-market. ASPIDER-NGI is an operator independent supplier of innovative solutions for mobile voice, data, and content requirements. Services are designed for rapid development of mobile revenue streams where clients use "configure on-demand" IaaS approaches based on ASPIDER-NGI Core Mobile network, OSS/BSS, Care and Billing. Over 100 clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for consumer connectivity. For more information, visit www.aspider-ngi.com.

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Contacts:
ASPIDER-NGI Press Contact:
Lani Adrich
lani.aldrich@aspider-ngi.com
+1 978 380 8723

ASPIDER-NGI IR Contact:
Sarah Stuurman-Vendrig
sarah.stuurman@aspider-ngi.com
+31 348 501126

Source: RealWire

Brite:Bill unveils new Billing Communications Platform enabling CSPs to offer unparalleled Contextual Personalization & Advanced Analytics

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

A next-gen billing communications platform poised to disrupt the industry

Dublin, Ireland & MWC15, Barcelona, Spain, March 2, 2015 Brite:Bill announces the latest release of its billing communications platform. The new release delivers unparalleled new features and enhancements enabling radical new bill presentation with contextual personalization at the customer level, enhanced reporting and analytics for business customers, and an improved operational dashboard for billing operations at CSP level. Customers deploying on the Brite:Bill platform include Vodafone and two leading North American operators.

Features:

Contextual Personalization:
The new release advances bill personalization combining factual data, such as how long the customer has been with the service provider and what products and services they subscribe to, with behavioral data, such as usage details, enabling the service provider to create targeted messaging, specific to each and every customer. The data can be retrieved dynamically from different systems to trigger decisioning and personalization rules. Operators can set different rules for different channels (Print, Web, Mobile) to deliver personalized messages e.g. if a customer goes over their data plan or is coming near the end of their contract. With Brite:Bill, operators can now engage with customers in a whole new way: pre-empting questions, tackling issues and highlighting appropriate and new services through personalized, persuasive content. The end billing communications are visually compelling, clear and easy to understand, greatly improving user experience and customer satisfaction.

Unified Bill Presentation:
Consolidated billing data from various billing systems: CSPs can present unified information on one bill under one brand. The product has features to allow for the retrieval and mapping of XML, PDF, AFP, ASCII delimited and other document formats from billing systems with little or no custom development.

Reporting & Analytics:
Business customers can now produce dynamic reports through an improved report builder to build and share roles based reports for specific users or departments e.g by cost center rather than department. The display of billing data reflects the departmental hierarchy and permissioned users can run reports and perform call record analysis on the data to gain the insights they need.

Billing Operations Dashboard:
Brite:Bill's enhanced platform provides a comprehensive dashboard for the monitoring and management of bill runs. It provides the tools and analytics to billing operations and other stakeholders, such as finance and IT, to preview bill run status prior to approval of the bill run for release with a roles based analytics toolset to preview and check bills before approval. The updated dashboard combines enhanced usability and improved operational efficiencies with the added advantage of providing revenue assurance; Brite:Bill verifies data with in-house billing systems and can now tally information across multi-vendor and multi-technology systems, ensuring that bills are fully validated for total expenditure, as well as for all components of the full invoice.

CSR-Facing Call Center dashboard:
Customer Service Reps (CSRs) can quickly access and use information when talking to a customer on the phone. The CSRs can easily see what the customer sees and so can help instantaneously.

Cloud or On-Premise:
Can be deployed within the Enterprise on any standard hardware and operating systems, can also be deployed on a managed cloud basis.

Omni Channel:
Multi-channel bill presentation to deliver improved billing across paper, mobile, and responsive web. New enhancements offer a smoother and richer customer experience on any display size from smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.

Alan Coleman, Brite:Bill's CEO commented, "With Brite:Bill, Mobile Operators can look beyond bills as just cold notifications or demands for payment and transform them into customer centric, personalized and engaging communications that improve customer experience, lower costly calls to care and create a whole new channel to promote new products and services. All with the analytics to manage and measure effectiveness."

For more information on Brite:Bill www.britebill.com

Get a Brite:Bill Demo

About Brite:Bill:
Brite:Bill transforms the way service providers present and manage billing communications. Cold notifications and demands for payment are transformed into customer centric and engaging communications. With the Brite:Bill platform, service providers can improve customer interactions by pre-empting questions, tackling issues and highlighting appropriate and new services through personalized, targeted messages and persuasive content. Business customers get the insights they need through tailored analytics and customizable dashboards to easily understand costs and service usage through beautifully rendered, easily understood graphs, tables and alerts. Improved billing means less costly bill-related helpline calls, less customer churn and boosts long-term loyalty. Brite:Bill is an innovative and unique solution used by tier one telecom operators around the globe. Brite:Bill was named a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner Inc. for 2014 and won ISA "Emerging Company of the Year". Founded in 2010, Brite:Bill is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has offices in London, Madrid, Shanghai and San Francisco.

For more information:
Orla Power, Marketing & PR, Brite:Bill
Ph: +353 87 2562932
Email: orla.power@britebill.com
www.britebill.com

Source: RealWire

Movius Welcomed Into Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program As An Official Silver Partner

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Samsung Vendor Addresses Increasing Enterprise BYOD Concerns with Split Billing, Multi-Line Voice and Messaging Capabilities on a Single SIM Card

Movius' myIDs Secure to be Shown with Samsung KNOX at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

ATLANTA - March 2, 2015 - Movius Corporation, the global leader in mobile identities and converged messaging solutions, announced today that it has been accepted as an official Silver Partner within the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program (SEAP). The goal of SEAP is to enable partners in creating new revenue opportunities in the enterprise mobile business with Samsung products and solutions. The program and submission process ensures that enterprises and SMBs have access to the most advanced technology solutions and services. Movius' myIDs Secure will be shown with Samsung KNOX at Mobile World Congress (Samsung Booth Hall 8.1) in Barcelona, Spain, beginning March 2-5, 2015.

Movius is the industry's first mobile solutions provider to offer multi-line and messaging capabilities on a single SIM card, as well as enterprise split billing capabilities for both voice and data. Furthermore, it is the only mobile multiple identity solutions vendor to offer high quality of service through both VoIP and circuit switching, resulting in uninterrupted, clear communications and usage based on minutes instead of data. In addition to further expanding Movius' market presence worldwide, this partnership will help address BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) concerns for mobile enterprises and provide a better quality of service for today's mobile device users.

Enterprises will be able to use Movius' myIDs Secure as an app within the Samsung KNOX Workspace, Samsung's manageable, on-device mobile security solution. Movius' myIDs Secure will enhance Samsung KNOX by providing advanced, enterprise BYOD functionality that works with any mobile device management (MDM) solution, while providing employees with essentially two mobile identities on one device, enabling privacy for the user, security and compliance for the company, as well as an avenue for additional operator revenue in the form of enterprise split billing for voice and data.

"This partnership presents a win-win situation for everyone," said Dominic Gomez, Movius President and CEO. "In addition to helping address the growing BYOD concerns that are faced by both enterprises and their employees today, our multiple identity and enterprise split billing solutions will greatly increase the freedoms that end-users will have in their choice of carriers while using a single SIM card. While myIDs Secure will broaden the innovative mobile capabilities offered by the Samsung KNOX Workspace, it will also help us to further expand our global footprint. We are excited to be part of the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program and to have a partner of this magnitude as we develop new and innovative solutions that meet the future needs of the mobile workforce."

Movius' myIDs Secure provides familiar functionality on mobile devices:

  • Simple Signup: Once an enterprise administrator configures a corporate line to work on your Samsung Workspace, users simply open the phone application and accept the terms and conditions

  • Access to Familiar Applications: Movius' myIDs Secure adds phone, messaging, and voicemail application icons to your Samsung Workspace. The features and functionalities on these applications are similar to those on the personal space
  • Worry-free Billing: Since Movius' myIDs Secure takes care of billing for all enterprise consumption, personal and business billing is sent separately to companies and the employee

In a recent report by Gartner [1], half of enterprises surveyed stated that they intend to move exclusively to BYOD for smartphones in 2017, eliminating their employer-supplied option. Furthermore, over three-fourths of organizations cite security issues as the biggest concern with BYOD.

"With the ever increasing growth of BYOD in today's organizations, corporate IT departments are racing to deploy solutions that improve the security of the corporate data accessed on their employees' mobile devices. In addition, both the employer and employees want to clearly delineate between the data and phone charges incurred on mobile devices. Movius' myIDs Secure addresses this demand and integrates seamlessly with the Samsung KNOX Workspace, further improving the quality of wireless call service and expanding the ways in which our mobile devices can be used by our corporate end-users," said Rick Segal, Vice President of Enterprise Business Team, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. "We look forward to a long-standing partnership with Movius as we continue our mission of providing our global customers with the most innovative mobile solutions available."

For more information on Movius' myIDs Secure, please visit Samsung's solution brief at: http://www.samsungmobileb2b.com/partner/partnerActivity/viewSolutionBrief/1391

Meet with Movius at Mobile World Congress (#MWC2015) in Barcelona!
We will be at Samsung Booth Hall 8.1 to offer demonstrations of myIDs Secure within Samsung KNOX. To schedule a briefing, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-how-to-make-money-selling-byod-services-meet-movius-mwc-2015-tickets-15620760114.

About the Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program
The Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program (SEAP) is an enterprise mobility ecosystem targeted to leading independent software vendors and system integrators, providing differentiated and unique solutions on Samsung mobile that enhance its offerings to enterprise customers. The goal of SEAP is to enable partners in creating new revenue opportunities in the enterprise business with Samsung products and solutions.

About Movius Corporation
Movius is a trusted provider of mobile communications solutions for service providers around the world. The company's powerful CAFÉ™ platform offers a broad set of pre-packaged applications and a rich set of APIs for future applications development. Powered by CAFÉ, Movius myIdentities™ solves today's increasing BYOD concerns by separating both call and data usage for end users while enabling mobile operators to charge for an additional phone line on an existing device without needing to subsidize the device. Movius myIdentities™ is the only solution to support additional virtual lines for either circuit switched and/or VoIP calling and messaging, as well as offering split billing for each line. With its support for Android and iOS, it provides a superior quality of service and call experience.

Over 150 of the world's leading communications service providers and enterprises leverage Movius' personal communications solutions. For further information, please visit http://www.moviuscorp.com and follow us on Twitter @MoviusCorp.

[1] Gartner "Bring Your Own Device: The Results and the Future" by David Willis, 5 May 2014

For press or analyst inquiries, please contact:
Cherie Le Penske
LP Group
D: 206.852.8427 or Cherie@lpgink.com

If you're attending MWC and would like to meet Movius, please contact:
Kelly Mancaruso
Kelly.mancaruso@proactive-pr.com
Proactive PR
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Source: RealWire

Peel Expands into Smart Home Control

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

New connection modes will allow smartphone users to preset multi-device, intelligent home experiences with Peel Smart Remote app

Barcelona, Spain, 2nd March 2015 -- Peel, the Alibaba backed mobile software company that has racked up more than 100 million users of its Smart Remote app in just 30 months, has today announced that it is expanding the range of devices controlled by its app to include a variety of smart home electronics, including smart thermostats, lighting, air conditioners, locks, and other home appliances.

This announcement follows the unveiling of two flagship smartphones in Barcelona yesterday, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9, both of which will come pre-loaded with the Peel branded "Peel Smart Remote".

"Our customers have pushed us to extend our universal remote capabilities beyond TVs, set-top boxes and other entertainment devices to include additional categories of home electronics," said Peel co-founder and chief product officer Bala Krishnan. "What they are looking for, and what we will provide, is a unified, multi-device, intelligent home experience controlled from a single smart remote app."

Peel will be previewing its new intelligent home control capabilities in its booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from March 2-5, as well as in a keynote delivered by co-founders Bala Krishnan and Thiru Arunachalam on March 5.

Through a range of connection modes, including IR, bluetooth and WiFi, and new interface screens, the expanded Peel app will allow users to create pre-set "Peel-in" room experiences that integrate multiple home electronics.

"A Peel-in living room experience might involve simultaneously turning on the TV and sound system, closing the blinds, adjusting room temperature and lowering the lights, all with the tap of one button," explained Krishnan.

The Peel app comes preloaded on more than half of all Android phones and tablets sold and has more than 100 million users worldwide, generating more than 7 billion remote commands a month.

Peel this week also launched its iOS smart remote solution for Europe, which includes an app localised for 30 European countries and the Pronto, a companion hardware device that connects to a user's smartphone via bluetooth and then controls their home electronics with a 360-degree infrared (IR) blaster. Pronto will be available next month for under 50 euros from major retailers throughout Europe.

Peel is a leading driver of TV tune-in both through its True Tune-in advertising products and the Peel.in platform, which is used by major TV networks, such as CBS, CNN, Fox, HBO, HISTORY, NBC, to promote their programmes via Facebook and Twitter.

Peel is a finalist for "Best Mobile Photo, Art, Video or TV App" at the 2015 GSMA Global Mobile Awards, winners of which will be announced March 3 at Mobile World Congress.

The Peel booth at MWC is located at CS180 in Congress Square.

About Peel
Peel was founded to redefine the smart home control experience by seamlessly connecting users via their mobile devices and social media with personalized TV, cable and streamed content recommendations. With more than 120 million activated users in 200 countries and 7 billion monthly remote commands, Peel is the recognized leader in intuitive program discovery, intelligent home control, and TV program interaction. For more information, visit www.Peel.com.

Source: RealWire

TDC Group selects TEOCO to improve network performance

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

TEOCO will provide Danish based TDC Group with updates of its performance management solution over the next five years

FAIRFAX, VA, USA AND LEATHERHEAD, UK - 2 MARCH 2015 -- TEOCO, the leading provider of assurance, analytics and optimization solutions to communications service providers (CSPs), today announces that TDC Group, a provider of fixed and mobile telecom services, internet access and digital TV in Scandinavia, has selected OPTIMA, TEOCO's performance management tool, to improve the performance of its mobile network in Denmark.

With the OPTIMA solution, TDC Group will reduce the costs of managing the mobile network, while benefitting from a range of new features and functionalities. These include enriched performance management data analysis via a harmonisation layer and a slick, intuitive web-based user interface. OPTIMA will also provide additional 'out of the box' network optimisation capabilities.

TDC Group's aim is to incorporate new network elements such as LTE radio and new core network elements into the updated OPTIMA Solution. With its focus on both Managed Services and Network Infrastructure, TDC Group will also introduce the solution to its new mobile network infrastructure vendor.

"TEOCO has proven to be a very reliable partner to TDC Group. The seamless integration of OPTIMA with our existing software and systems will mean our network will benefit from lower costs, and our users will enjoy a better experience," said Jacob Geertsen, Procurement Manager at TDC Group.

"As a long-term and valued TEOCO customer, TDC Group has enjoyed the benefits that our OPTIMA solution delivers," said Jos Grond Head of Sales, North Europe at TEOCO. "OPTIMA provides mobile operators with an unparalleled view of their entire network performance with increased flexibility and improved usability."

TDC Group's roll-out of the new solution began in August last year, with the first part of the solution going live in early October 2014.

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About TEOCO
TEOCO is the leading provider of Assurance and Analytics solutions to Communication Service Providers worldwide. TEOCO's product portfolio includes:

  • Customer Analytics - Combine profitability, quality of experience, and behavioral data to better understand, target and engage the subscriber base.
  • Margin Assurance - Manage costs and revenues to understand the profitability of every transaction.
  • Service Assurance - Resolve faults, maximize performance & utilization, and improve customer experience.
  • Network Optimization - Optimize radio access networks to reduce costs while improving coverage, capacity, and quality of the network.

Since 1995, TEOCO has helped over 140 of the largest service providers around the world to manage and evolve their businesses efficiently and profitably, while enhancing the customer experience. TEOCO is widely recognized for its commitment to principled entrepreneurship, business ethics and employee ownership with a particular emphasis on its core values of alignment with employees, clients and community.

For more information, visit www.teoco.com.

TEOCO media contact:
Alex Sowden/Paul Nolan/Alan Miller
CCgroup
T: +44 (0) 203 818 7183
E: teoco@ccgrouppr.com

Source: RealWire

AdaptiveMobile tackles 'grey routes' with intelligent message-centric protection

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Blocks the campaign, not the source, to restore revenue to A2P messaging

DUBLIN, DALLAS, SINGAPORE — March 2, 2015 — AdaptiveMobile (www.adaptivemobile.com), the world leader in mobile security, today launched its Grey Routes Protection managed service to combat the fraudulent international flow of messaging across mobile networks. AdaptiveMobile Grey Routes Protection uses unique big data analysis capabilities that draw insights from more than 75 mobile networks and 30 billion mobile events every day from every region of the globe to identify grey route messages and intercept the specific illegitimate messages before they hit the terminating operator's network. The impact of grey route traffic is such that mobile operators measured by AdaptiveMobile around the globe are not claiming on average $5 million per year each in lost A2P messaging revenue.

Unlike 'spam' which are messages unwanted by the recipient, grey route messages are legitimate communications but transmitted via a complex network of interconnecting global routes in violation of sending or receiving operators' commercial terms. Application-to-Person (A2P) traffic such as password reset and 2 Factor Authentication messages or Transaction notification messages such as those from banks and credit card companies has driven the rise in the bulk buying of messaging from legitimate SMS aggregators - and conversely the rise of grey routes operated by fraudulent providers. Conservative estimates put grey route traffic at commonly between 15 to 40 percent of international SMS traffic- the equivalent of billions in lost revenue and consequential cost globally for the telco industry.

"The term 'grey routes' is a misnomer - this isn't a grey area at all," said Simeon Coney, head of the managed services business unit at AdaptiveMobile. "The messages, while legitimate in content, are being fraudulently re-routed leaving operators out of pocket and brands exposed to breaches of compliance and security. However, simply shutting down the route isn't the answer as this indiscriminate approach would block all traffic coming from operators' strategic partners. Instead, a targeted approach is needed that blocks only those commercial messages that have violated commercial terms, and actively discovers those brands whose traffic is being carried via such routes (often without their awareness). This 'carrot and stick' approach gives operators and brands the visibility and control they need to regain control of their burgeoning A2P messaging, generate the revenue they are rightfully owed and protect their brand."

AdaptiveMobile Grey Routes Protection differs from SMS Firewall-based alternatives by treating each message rather than the route. AdaptiveMobile's Network Protection Platform inspects each message entering an operator's network against a database of grey route messaging activity. By interrogating individual messages on the basis of its behaviour, reputation and content, AdaptiveMobile can identify messages sent illegally via grey routes and enable Operators to control them to recover the revenue. This approach enables mobile operators to identify and control grey route traffic and discover the brands / campaigns being carried by them so they can restore the commercial benefits due - making this a compelling revenue generator.

The AdaptiveMobile Grey Routes managed service is based on the AdaptiveMobile Network Protection Platform which provides operators with consistent protection against the latest Messaging Security threats, whether over SMS, Email, MMS or RCS / SIP (IP Messaging). Using both in-network controls, subscriber reputation and advanced threat detection algorithms, the Messaging Security platform allows operators to identify and block spammers, service gateways and app broadcasts, as well as prevent the use of grey routes - protecting the messaging revenue from subscribers and brands.

AdaptiveMobile will be showcasing its Grey Routes Protection solution at Mobile World Congress 2015. In addition, Cathal Mc Daid, Head of Data Intelligence & Analytics at AdaptiveMobile, will be discussing mobile messaging abuse/mobile malware as part of the session, 'The New Security Challenges: Perspectives from Service Providers'. The presentation will include unique visualisations and case study examples and will take place on Wednesday, 4th March, 16.30 - 17.30 in Hall 4, Auditorium 4 at MWC15.

To learn more about AdaptiveMobile Grey Routes Protection, visit the AdaptiveMobile booth at MWC15 (Hall 2, stand 2B28MR) or visit http://www.adaptivemobile.com/products/messaging-security.

About AdaptiveMobile:
AdaptiveMobile is the world leader in mobile security protecting over one billion subscribers worldwide and the only mobile security company offering products designed to protect all services on both fixed and mobile networks through in-network and cloud solutions. With deep expertise and a unique focus on network-to-handset security, AdaptiveMobile's award winning security solutions provide its customers with advanced threat detection and actionable intelligence, combined with the most comprehensive mobile security products available on the market today. AdaptiveMobile's sophisticated, revenue-generating security-as-a-service portfolio empowers consumers and enterprises alike to take greater control of their own security.

AdaptiveMobile was founded in 2004 and boasts some of the world's largest mobile operators as customers and the leading security and telecom equipment vendors as partners. The company is headquartered in Dublin with offices in the North America, Europe, South Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Press contacts:
ACSCom PR (USA)
Anne Coyle, +1 857 2226363
adaptivemobile@acscompr.com

AxiCom (UK)
Daniel Beattie, +44 (0)20 8392 4050
adaptivemobile@axicom.com

Source: RealWire

NXP Software to Demonstrate Next Generation Context Calling With Integrated Speech and Sensing Innovations at Mobile World Congress

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Eindhoven, The Netherlands, March 2nd, 2015 NXP Software announces they will be demonstrating the latest breakthroughs in speech enhancement and context sensing solutions at MWC 2015.

NXP Software is the world's leading supplier of software algorithms to enhance the speech quality of mobile devices. To date more than 3 billion mobile devices feature one or more of the algorithms from the company's Speech and Sensing solutions. This means that today over 50% of portable devices sold around the world sound better because of NXP Software developments.

As the main demonstration at MWC, NXP Software has created a Context Call concept application. Two key features being demonstrated will be voice location and context awareness:

  • Voice location will enable smartphones to have better quality conference calls by beaming-in on call participants and eliminating distracting noise. This new algorithm is designed for handsets with two or more microphones.
  • Context awareness will enable the device to determine whether the user is in an office, subway, car or street and then adapt its behavior accordingly by using LifeVibes AudioSense.

AudioSense is the natural extension of the company's skills in signal processing and audio engineering, and the most reliable acoustic sensing solution on the market today. It is highly relevant for context-aware smart, wearable and IoT devices.

Edwin Zuidema, Marketing Director of NXP Software summarizes the benefits: "Calling hasn't changed much in 120 years. Now our Speech and Sensing solutions can radically improve call quality for all smartphones, and enable contextual sensing for the next generation of wearable and connected appliances. In short: Smarter listening, better conversations!"

The LifeVibes Speech and Sensing solutions are available on all the leading platforms, and on MWC excellent synergies between NXP hardware and software will be demonstrated:

  • Loud Speaker Mode will be demonstrated in conjunction with the NXP Smart Amplifier chip, where LifeVibes Echo Cancellation allows operation at full loudness with complete echo suppression, while maintaining two-way conversations.
  • On the NXP Sensor Hub, always-on context recognition will be demonstrated, showing how LifeVibes software is optimized for low-power hardware.

Also CEVA (Hall 6, Stand A50) will demonstrate the performance of LifeVibes speech and sensing solutions on the CEVA DSP.

Visitors to Mobile World Congress 2015 are invited to visit NXP Software on Stand E30, Hall 7. Experts will be on hand to overview all the LifeVibes VoiceExperience and AudioSense features.

About NXP Software
NXP Software is the leading global independent software vendor (ISV) for mobile smart devices. Its LifeVibes™ software solutions bring differentiation to consumers by providing the best acoustic quality to device makers for use across their platforms. Through expertise, consumer insights and partnerships across the eco-system, NXP Software creates innovative use cases that make calling more personal and consumers aware of their context to support their day-to-day decisions. LifeVibes speech and sensing software makes smart devices more human, more you. NXP Software B.V. is a separate legal entity of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI).

Source: RealWire

Summit Tech to Demonstrate 360° Video Calling into Virtual Reality Headsets at MWC

Fri, 27 Feb 2015

Montreal, Canada- February 2015 - Summit Tech will demonstrate 360° video calling with Virtual Reality (VR) headsets at Mobile World Congress next week. This innovative form of communication allows people to see, and look around in an immersive 360° view of the place they are calling, as well as share the VR experience with others in real-time.

The new system from Summit Tech provides the means to connect Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Video over LTE (ViLTE) calls directly into Oculus Rift Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. The 360° video calls are streamed directly from GIROPTIC's soon-to-be-launched 360cam. The GIROPTIC 360cam, which will officially launch this spring, is the first mass-market consumer 360° camera able to send real-time content to a mobile phone.

Summit Tech's VoLTE & ViLTE Virtual Reality works with existing industry standards including wireless operators' IMS networks supporting IR.94 video and enriched calling. On supported IMS networks, the 360° video stream connects users equipped with readily available IMS/RCS based smartphones. It routes the call through the wireless operator's network and overlays IR.94 video calls into the VR session. In addition to connecting with VR headsets, the 360° video calls can also be streamed as a Video Share session with RCS enabled Android, iOS and Microsoft smartphones or downloadable apps for tablets and PCs.

"In a market which has become resigned to innovation coming from OTT players, we have come up with a whole new way for wireless operators to retake the initiative," commented Alido Di Giovanni, President of Summit Tech. "It is time for operators to better leverage their IMS deployments and provide something that can truly excite consumers again, beyond just getting faster Internet or cheaper data packages. With IMS, why stop at basic Enriched Calling - delivering truly immersive experiences is one of the many ways they can begin to amaze."

Note to editors:
Summit Tech will also demonstrate the Innovative IMS enabled Connected Car and a new operator-managed Home Automation and Security system. To schedule a one-on-one demonstration of VR 360° video calling, the IMS-enabled Connected Car or the Home Automation system, please contact summit@sonuspr.com.

ABOUT SUMMIT TECH
Summit Tech is the leading provider of cross-platform VoLTE & Rich Communication Services (RCS) clients and SDKs on 12 platforms - including Android, iOS, Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and web-based platforms (WebRTC). An enhanced UX framework allows for the creation of customized user experiences and value-added services. Working with device OEMs and operators, Summit has deployed IMS solutions for RCS client provisioning (ACS), RCS analytics and customer care portals in more markets than any other client provider. Summit also enables industry-leading IMS services including Business VoLTE, RCS Connected Cars, RCS mHealth, RCS Home Automation and RCS Virtual Reality.

For more information, visit summit-tech.ca/vr

For further information

North America:
Sonus PR for Summit Tech
Jenna Becker
jenna.becker@sonuspr.com
Tel: +1-415-830-4530

EMEA and APAC
Sonus PR for Summit Tech
Martin Smith
martin.smith@sonuspr.com
Tel: +44 20 3751 0330

Source: RealWire