Tecnotree and TruTeq team up for ‘Consolidated VAS’
26 February, 2015 at 8.30 am
International roll outs of the solution is expected in early 2015
Global provider of telecom IT solutions, Tecnotree, today announced that it has chosen TruTeq Wireless, the Pretoria-based mobile network technology company, as its premium partner for its “Consolidated VAS” (Value Added Service) offering.
TruTeq Wireless has established itself over the past 14 years as a market leader in the digital messaging space in Africa, with major expansion now taking place into the Pacific Region.
While the so called VAS in-a-box concept has been around for some time, few vendors have been able to produce a truly integrated VAS product set. Therefore, as the competitive landscape turns, the need for rapid deployment of cost effective and profitable VAS services comes into sharp focus. The Consolidated VAS solution is designed to meet this challenge precisely. By reducing cost and complexity and increasing flexibility and quality, operators will be in a position to roll out innovative and attractive VAS applications rapidly. The Consolidated VAS solution provides major benefits for operators facing end-of-life situations with individual applications and covers the Value Added Services scope for those seeking to modernize their core telecom services platforms.
Tjaart van der Walt, CEO of TruTeq Wireless commented, “The focus for the combined product set will be in the emerging markets where the need is greatest - rolling out affordable but reliable combined voice and messaging services is a priority.”
Commenting further, van der Walt said: “We are proud to be chosen as a premium partner by Tecnotree. TruTeq is primarily an engineering company that has achieved success largely by word of mouth. Our customers are our partners and regard our innovation and delivery as part of their success.
Working with a global organisation, such as Tecnotree, provides us with a route to market that we could not easily achieve on our own. Our product sets and systems architecture are highly complementary.”
Edwin Bath, Sales Director of Tecnotree in Africa said: “Tecnotree’s advanced Call Completion Products consolidated with TruTeq’s Messaging products will enable innovation, operational excellence and time to market across the VAS space. We found the ideal partner for our Consolidated VAS solution platform in TruTeq. Its focus on digital messaging services, including USSD, SMS, WAP and MMS is precisely what our customers want to see in a unified product set. We pride ourselves in the quality of our products and solutions. We found a similar mindset in TruTeq.”
The new Consolidated VAS platform is already available, with first rollouts expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2015.
“This is the first step in what we believe will be a budding relationship which is expected to bring early advantages to operators in Africa and the Pacific region initially,” concludes van der Walt.
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Tecnotree is a global provider of telecom IT solutions for the management of products, customers and revenue. Tecnotree helps communications service providers to transform their business towards a marketplace of digital services. Tecnotree empowers service providers to monetise service bundles, provide personalised user experiences and augment value throughout the customer lifecycle. With over 1100 telecom experts, Tecnotree serves more than 100 service providers in over 70 countries. Tecnotree is listed on the main list of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki with the trading code TEM1V. For more information on Tecnotree, please visit www.tecnotree.com.
About TruTeq Wireless
TruTeq Wireless is an independent and privately-owned R&D house with the exclusive focus of developing GSM and CDMA based products.
Its product range covers VAS bearers (such as USSD, SMS, Data and MMS).
In addition, it also offers solutions for SIM provisioning on demand, bulk subscriber location and profile extraction, location-aware advertising as well as a quality of service (QoS) and revenue assurance (RA) offering.
On top of the bearers TruTeq offers a complete suite of products ranging from a USSD/Data subscriber portal with self-service to airtime applications, vouchers, bundles, wallets and a secured USSD-based Mobile banking platform that integrates into any core.