" ITREALMS: Vmobile collaborates Atos, Airwide to launch service

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Vmobile collaborates Atos, Airwide to launch service

LEADING Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM), Vmobile Nigeria, in collaboration with Atos Origin and Airwide Solutions would soon commence interactive services to increase its revenue generation.

Public Relations specialist at Vmobile, Mr. Emma Otokhine informed that the collaboration would afford Vmobile with a simple and reliable Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD).

USSD, is a technology unique to GSM and is a capability built into the GSM standard for support of transmitting information over the signaling channels of the GSM network.

Atos Origin, a leading international information technology (IT) services company, and Airwide Solutions, a global leader in providing mobile infrastructure software to enhance and ensure mobile communications for wireless operators, were selected by Vee Networks Nigeria Limited (Vmobile Nigeria) to deploy a USSD to boost its Global Packet Radio Service (GPRS).

He said, that while Aircode makes it possible for Vmobile Nigeria to rapidly deploy interactive applications such as Vmobile’s Call-Me-Back service, Television (Tv) voting, or transactional services like m-banking that will significantly improve revenues.

Aircode works on the majority of legacy handsets and offers a
seamless end-user experience, to ensure mass-market penetration and rapid
increase in voice and data usage.

Further benefit of Aircode is the enhancement and simplification of customer care services such as account balance inquiry and account recharge which is currently performed using the Interactive Voice Response (IVR).

He also said Aircode would complement the existing IVR by offering an efficient and cost-effective self-care alternative to Vmobile subscribers, Atos Origin offered and integrated Airwide’s aircode solution to Vmobile Nigeria.

Managing Director of Atos Origin South Africa, Mr. Alain M. Michel, said "The high quality and reliable solutions from Airwide made it the obvious choice for Atos Origin to answer Vmobile’s new GPRS initiatives and we are delighted to be working with a flexible, dynamic and committed company like Airwide".

Acting Chief Engineering Officer for Vmobile Nigeria, Mr. Eric Valentine said the choice of Airwide and Atos Origin have supplied us with a solution that will enable Vmobile Nigeria to offer a whole range of new interactive services and more importantly, a significant increase in voice and data revenues.

"Aircode is a proven solution offered by a team of experienced and dedicated people. This combination convinced us to choose aircode," he said.

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