MWC18 news from Day 4: SAP adds payments, mapping and logistics; Telkomsel and Huawei launch CloudAIR 2.0; Singtel and Ericsson launch IoT network; Mastercard and Messenger; Comviva and mobile money; Sandvine and Mobily.
SAP adds new payment, mapping and logistics partners to Vehicle Network
SAP has added new partners and customers to the SAP® Vehicles Network solution, an open, standards-based services marketplace. New secured and tokenized payment options from Mastercard, navigation capabilities from HERE and on-demand delivery services from Postmates further expand and enrich the portfolio of services SAP Vehicles Network offers.
Telkomsel and Huawei launch CloudAIR 2.0
Indonesia’s Telkomsel announced the successful commercial deployment of its CloudAIR 2.0 Solution. This solution is the result of Telkomsel and Huawei’s Joint Innovation Center 2.0 (JIC2.0), aimed to reshape the air interface with the concept of cloudification. The implementation of this solution will improve the air interface efficiency and enable operators to have more flexibility to deploy the networks and provide a better user experience.
Singtel and Ericsson launch first commercial IoT network in Singapore
Singtel in partnership with Ericsson has become the first operator in Singapore to create a nationwide cellular Internet of Things (IoT) network that is commercially available. This advanced mobile network technology will help accelerate the proliferation of IoT devices. Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel, says that “with our Singtel IoT Innovation Lab and our capability to quickly introduce new services, we will bring industry-leading IoT and 5G innovation to businesses and consumers. These leading-edge technologies will enable Singaporeans to seamlessly manage all their devices at the tip of their fingers”.
Mastercard teams with Facebook Messenger to boost business in Africa
Mastercard announced that it will use Facebook Messenger to provide technology to small businesses in Africa and Asia to drive affordable acceptance of electronic and mobile payments. Access to digital payments will help these businesses expand to new markets, and unlock financial services and products that enables them to grow their livelihoods. This Messenger experience will launch in Nigeria, where Mastercard will pilot a new Masterpass QR bot to help business owners move beyond cash transactions to accepting QR payments.
Comviva’s announces 100 million mobile money users, $60 billion in transactions – and a book
Comviva, the global leader in mobility solutions today announced that its flagship mobile money product, “mobiquity® Money”, has crossed the 100 million registered customers mark across 60 deployments in 45 countries. Moreover, the product processes 3.6 billion mobile money transactions, valuing over $60 billion annually. Download the coffee table book here…
Sandvine provides intelligence to Mobily for better customer experience
Sandvine is announcing a strategic partnership with Mobily, a leading mobile operator in Saudi Arabia. The partnership is designed to leverage Sandvine’s investments in machine learning and artificial intelligence analytics to drive closed-loop automation across Mobily’s infrastructure in order to enhance customer experience. Maziad Al Harbi, CTO of Mobily says “the insight provided by Sandvine will allow us to make smarter business decisions, deliver high-quality services and enable better customer experiences.”