MasterCard Launches Partnership Program to Enhance Mobile Money Services for Underbanked Consumers in Developing Markets

Comviva, Sybase 365 and Utiba, leading platform providers of mobile financial services, are the first to join the program

MasterCard (NYSE:MA) today announced a global initiative called the MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program to help more than 2.5 billion financially-underserved consumers worldwide gain access to formal financial services through their mobile phones.

MasterCard is working with preferred platform partners Comviva, Sybase 365 and Utiba to enable consumers to purchase goods and services via their mobile phones at millions of brick and mortar and online merchants worldwide, as well as transfer funds and pay bills. (more…)

Comviva Draws Top Honours at the Aegis Graham Bell Awards 2011

Comviva Awarded for Innovation in Mobile Money and Mobile Gaming

Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS announced that it has won two awards at the coveted Aegis Graham Bell Awards ceremony on July 24th in Mumbai. Comviva’s mobiquity mobile financial solution won in the Innovation in Mobile Money category and its Online Gaming Solution won for Innovation in Mobile Gaming. Sachin Pilot, Union Minister of State for Communications and IT, presented the awards, which honour outstanding contributions of the entrepreneurs and companies in India in the fields of Telecom, Internet, Media and Edutainment.

Comviva’s mobiquity mobile financial solution enables operators to deliver financial services to people who may or may not have access to conventional banking services. mobiquity  enables extension of a range of convenient cashless and cardless pay-as-you-go formal financial services to banked and unbanked consumers. Deployed by banks and mobile operators alike, mobiquity  has enabled significant change in how low income groups use the mobile to make transactions, including transfers and payments.

Comviva’s Online Gaming Solution (OGS) deploys the principles of cloud computing to extend “gaming as a service” to mobile users. OGS enables mobile service providers to target casual gamers with feature phones, who are averse to adopting the currently prevalent download gaming model – largely for reasons of affordability, complexity or incompatibility. With both the games and the game logic resident on a centralized gaming server in the cloud, rather than on the mobile device, customers with low-capacity phones can trial and consume a wide range of games. (more…)

Comviva Ties-up with Leading Content Providers in Bangladesh

- Partners with leading music label companies including GTech and Sangeeta
- Replicates Global Content Management Capabilities for Bangladesh market

Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS, announced its tie-ups with leading content providers and music label companies – GTech and Sangeeta, thus leading the mobile content market in Bangladesh.

Milind Pathak, Vice President, South Asia, Comviva said, “Music is one application that has proved to be a major success with subscribers globally, with subscribers embracing various music-based services such as Ring Back Tones. Comviva has deep relationships with the content partner ecosystem within Bangladesh and has been managing it successfully for past several months to meet customer needs. We now work with all the leading content providers and are able to provide and manage not only local but also international labels. We also plan to replicate our content management solution in Bangladesh.” (more…)

Comviva Wins Top Honours at Asia Communication Awards 2011

- Best Mobile Strategy Award for adoption of Mobile Wallet by Banglalink
- Best Business Solution for Dynamic Discounting Solution
- Outsourcing Company of the year award for Managed VAS Services

Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS, today announced that it has won three awards at Asia Communication Awards 2011 held in Singapore. The awards were presented at the award ceremony in the presence of leaders from Asian telecom industry on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

Speaking on the occasion, Sai Prabhu, AVP, South East Asia, Comviva said, “We are delighted to receive these prestigious awards and appreciate this honour. The awards recognise Comviva’s commitment to enable improved service performance and supporting operators in the creation and cost-effective delivery of a dynamic service portfolio to ensure that mobile users’ entire service experience is enhanced. It is this commitment that will sustain our next stage of growth as we continue with our global expansion to maintain the leadership position in mobile money and managed VAS.” (more…)

Comviva Wins Global Telecom Business Award for Innovation in E-Consumer Services for Banglalink mWallet

Orascom telecom Bangladesh Ltd (Banglalink), the second largest mobile operator of Bangladesh in partnership with the Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS, has won the Global Telecom Business award for innovation in E-Consumer Services for Banglalink mobile wallet service. The service, equips customers as well as accredited agents with a stored value account to conduct a range of financial transactions including international remittance, utility bill payments and mobile ticketing using their mobile phones.

Global Telecom Business Awards were announced at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Summit 2011, held in London recently. The GTB Innovation Awards are designed to honour innovative projects involving telecom operators and service providers around the world working in association with their vendors and suppliers. (more…)

Comviva Creates Significant Employment Opportunities in Africa

Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS, today announced that it will be creating employment for close to 200 people in its first phase of hiring in Africa, thereby helping to create multiple job opportunities in the telecom sector across the continent. A recognized leader in the VAS space in Africa, with solutions deployed in 34 countries, Comviva has been present in the continent for close to a decade.

“Today Comviva is the largest Indian VAS player in Africa, with over 30% of our revenue coming from the African continent. We are in the process of expanding our pan-Africa operations significantly and as part of this further expansion, we are building our ecosystem partners in the VAS space”, said Manoranjan Mohapatra, CEO, Comviva.

“Our expertise in the ‘VAS and beyond’ space is acknowledged globally and our training will significantly enhance employability and technology work exposure for people. Our larger goal is to enhance the capability of the workforce in the VAS domain and thereby help spread knowledge, better customer experience and overall prosperity in the region”, he added. (more…)

Comviva named ‘Best VAS Provider Company’ at the 5th CMAI National Telecom Awards 2011

Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS, today announced that it had won the ‘Best VAS Provider Company’ award at the prestigious 5th CMAI National Telecom Awards 2011, held at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. Ambar Sur, Senior Vice President and Wholetime Director and Board Member, Comviva collected the award from Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications and IT, Sachin Pilot and Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industries, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia.

 

Expressing his delight at winning the award, Ambar Sur, Senior Vice President and Wholetime Director, Comviva said, “Being acknowledged as the best VAS provider in India, one of the world’s most dynamic telecom markets, is tremendous recognition for Comviva – and for the products and business models we are delivering, to meet the diverse needs of operators. The award is a testament to our commitment to create relevant and timely solutions for our customers in India and in growth markets globally. Having worked with mobile operators in growth markets for over a decade, we understand the competitive challenges they face. We therefore focus on developing solutions that improve customer satisfaction – whilst also delivering key business benefits of revenue acceleration and cost rationalization.” (more…)

Comviva Inks MoU with Inmobia to Provide Ring Back Tone Content Portfolio in Africa

Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS, today announced that it has signed an MoU with Inmobia, a leading provider of technology platforms and content for mobile operators, to provide RBT (Ring Back Tone) Content Portfolio in Africa for Comviva’s RBT platform. Comviva’s RBT platform enables operators to provide its subscribers with a wide range of personalized mobile music applications, allowing subscribers to reflect their personality and emotions using RBT.

Speaking on the partnership, Manoranjan Mohapatra, CEO, Comviva said, “Among the varied portfolio of mobile music offerings, ring back tones have achieved killer application status with mobile subscribers in many markets worldwide. RBT constantly evolves, creating long-term customer stickiness and providing a sustainable revenue stream for operators. Comviva’s RBT has enjoyed enormous success with operators across geographies and we are confident of replicating this success in Africa.”

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Comviva Partners With Airtel Bangladesh For Its Messaging Solutions Portfolio

Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with airtel bangladesh ltd. to provide messaging solutions under its Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), Short Message Service Center (SMSC) and BMG (Bulk Messaging Gateway) portfolio.

Comviva’s USSD FLARES (Framework to Launch Applications and Rapidly Evolve Services) will drastically reduce overall cost around airtel bangladesh’s operator portal. The solution will also provide airtel bangladesh with a single-window web-based environment to access, create, execute and manage services. With the deployment of SMSC portfolio, airtel bangladesh will witness a sharp increase in usage of SMSs over its network. The solution will optimally deliver messages with minimal latency during periods of intense continuous traffic. Rich SMS features such as SMS Upload, SMS Storage, SMS Forward, SMS Copy, Auto Reply, Email notification, SMS Signature and Web Portal will facilitate airtel bangladesh to offer unique and innovative services to its subscribers. (more…)

Comviva’s Mobiquity™ mCommerce Platform Enables Banglalink to Launch mWallet Service

Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS, today announced that it has partnered with Banglalink, the second largest cellular service provider in Bangladesh, to deliver mWallet services. Comviva is providing its award winning mobiquity™ mobile commerce platform to enable Banglalink to offer integrated financial payment service which allows subscribers to conduct a variety of transactions over the mobile. This includes international and domestic remittance, utility payments, and mobile ticketing services.

Comviva’s mobiquity™ platform leverages the mobile channel to create a flexible, far-reaching financial services delivery network, cost effectively.  It embraces the mobile phone as a convenient, cash-free and card-free payment and transaction medium, enabling storage and transfer of money to and from a secure, stored wallet account, resident on the phone or the server. With mobiquity™, mobile users can quickly, easily and securely access a range of financial payment services, (more…)

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