BARCELONA, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - eServGlobal Limited (LSE: ESG & ASX: ESV), a
worldwide supplier of independent and flexible mobile payment and convergent
charging solutions, today announced that it will be demonstrating its unique
pre-paid data roaming solution at the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC).
Cisco Systems, leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based
networking technologies, has confirmed that eServGlobal is the first to
successfully implement data roaming on the Cisco enhanced Gateway GPRS Support
Designed from the core, to support the needs of an online data network,
the eServGlobal ChargingMax Online Charging System (OCS) provides the 3GPP
compliant interfaces (i.e. DIAMETER Gy) required to determine the data
transfer cost in real-time. By working closely with Cisco, the two
organisations have successfully set up online charging across an open,
standards compliant and highly performing interface.
Cost control is a major concern today for many 2.5G-3G Mobile Data users,
especially in roaming situations. Prepaid, but also postpaid subscribers and
their employers, want to gain control over their spending, by purchasing
pre-agreed bundles of traffic (e.g. 5 Gigabyte). Classic CDR mediation and
billing systems introduce a significant delay (hours) and do not allow
redirecting the mobile user to an Advice-Of-Charge (AoC) page, where he/she
can decide to top up a prepaid account or buy the next bundle. For
non-browsing applications, eServGlobal supports additional AoC mechanisms,
including USSD and SMS.
eServGlobal's ChargingMax OCS accommodates the needs of these prepaid and
cost-conscious postpaid users. It is also the market leader in top-up
solutions with the Top-Up Suite.
With approximately 546 million mobile internet users globally, IDC
predicts that the number of mobile devices accessing the internet will surpass
the number of online PCs by 2012. By combining eServGlobal's ChargingMax
Online Charging System with the Cisco eGGSN technology, this combined solution
could not come at a better time for operators, who are looking for new
opportunities to increase revenue while protecting their customer base from
Truphone a global mobile network service provider that targets customers
with an international lifestyle, and Teleena, a Dutch mobile service enabler
that provides innovative services for MVNOs, now both use this technology.
Both needed a solution that enabled pre-paid charging and, by extension,
real-time rating for data services for users in their home country and
outside. For Truphone, this implementation presents new opportunities as their
offering is aimed at frequent travellers. Teleena, on the other hand, is
currently hosting 3 Dutch MVNO's on the platform, each targeted at different
The joint solution perfectly illustrates that eServGlobal's solutions are
truly partitionable, thus capable of hosting multiple independent Service
Providers on a single, scalable physical infrastructure.
Laurent Lafarge, Chief Executive Officer of eServGlobal said "As the
world becomes more mobile, and people rely on internet access wherever they
are, we are proud to provide operators with a unique solution that will add
value to their service offering."
eServGlobal will be providing demonstrations of the Pre-paid Data Roaming
solution throughout the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 16 February -
19 February 2009 (stand 8A69, Hall 8).
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Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been
leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking
technologies. Today, with more than 67,647 employees worldwide, this tradition
of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the
company's core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in
Teleena is a next generation MVNE and offers innovative services to MVNOs
(mobile brands). The MVNO customer can get a "one-stop shop" or select the
services it want, from airtime and hosting to web provisioning interface, debt
control, prepaid and postpaid billing, collections and customer care. Teleena
provides all technical and operational activities on behalf of the MVNO, while
the MVNO is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution. This allows the
MVNO to focus on their core business and to outsource other activities.
Teleena has a next generation core network and is able to offer advanced
and unique services, including voice, messaging, data and billing, utilizing
different access technologies, for both prepaid and postpaid markets.
Examples of the Teleena values to the MVNOs are: realtime control over
the services, customers and financials via the Teleena web portal and realtime
charging of the usage, multiple numbers on one SIM card, MVNO branded
voicemail-to-email, smart en low cost roaming calls.
The first true mobile internet network operator, Truphone allows users of
Wi-Fi-enabled mobile phones to make and receive regular telephone calls, and
to send and receive SMS (text) messages, using only a Wi-Fi connection and the
internet. It has users in 149 countries.
Truphone is the trading name of Software Cellular Network (SCN). SCN is
privately owned, funded by both venture capital investment and angel
eServGlobal (LSE: ESG & ASX: ESV) develops and implements solutions for
mobile payment, convergent charging and rating, network services and messaging
products, for telecom service providers, across all legacy and next generation
eServGlobal provides comprehensive services ensuring the success of
projects with worldwide implementation, integration and support services. Its
innovative solutions help service providers to grow new revenues, reduce churn
and lower their costs.
Over 80 of the world's leading service providers, with over 400 million
mobile subscribers in more than 50 countries, are taking advantage of
eServGlobal's end-to-end solutions and expertise to quickly deliver
revenue-generating services. With 16 offices around the world and staff from
30 different countries, it provides flexible solutions with ongoing product
development, based on a deep understanding of its customers' challenges.
eServGlobal is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: ESV) and the
London Stock Exchange AIM market (LSE: ESG). In the year to 30 June 2008,
eServGlobal reported revenue of AU$177.9 million, representing organic growth
of 15.9% over FY07. Net profit after tax of AU$10.4 million was achieved, up
91.5% from the previous year. A dividend of 3 cents per share was paid for the
full year ended 30 June, 2008, an increase of 50% over the previous year's
dividend payment. More information can be found at: http://www.eservglobal.com
For further information:
For further information: Ian Buddery, Executive Chairman, eServGlobal
Limited; ICIS (financial PR), Christian Taylor-Wilkinson/Bob Huxford, Tel:
+44-207-651-8688; Numis Securities Limited, Brent Nabbs (NOMAD)/David Poutney
(Broking), Tel: +44-207-260-1000; eServGlobal Limited, Sally Bennett,
Communications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, T: +33-1-46-12-77-46