MACH brings 3G roaming solutions to India, creates global platform in Hyderabad
The world’s largest provider of data and financial clearing solutions for wireless roaming and the leading provider of hub-based mobile communications solutions has announced a multi million dollar investment in India to support the rollout of 3G services.
Luxembourg-headquartered MACH, has deployed its second global data clearing platform in Hyderabad, to bring new efficiencies to the clearing process. It will help service provides move from a wholesale roaming business model to a retail roaming business model and pitch new service offerings tailored to their consumer and enterprise customers, said Morten Brøgger, Chief Executive Officer, MACH, on his recent visit to India. He added: We are totally committed to supporting the deployment of 3G in India and helping our customers navigate the challenges, and opportunities, of increased usage and growing volumes of roaming transactions that 3G will bring. This level of investment also underpins our aim to play an active role in the country’s fast expanding telecoms industry, as well as our desire to partner and grow with India.”
In a special briefing for IndiaTechOnline, Bruno Pagliuca, GM - Shared Services Centre, India, explained that the company’s new MDSi platform launched earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will offer 3G Rerating, Retail Roaming and Data Roaming solutions to Indian mobile enabling them to offer bespoke tariffs based on the usage patterns of their subscribers or on the type of device a business wishes its employees to use abroad – such as a tablet – while also offering them a greater transparency of cost.
Packages can be defined by the operator to fit any application allowing the consumer to create a white list of applications that they wish to use whilst roaming. The solution also allows services to be rated differently according to the end user group the operator is targeting
The MACH Data Roaming Engine is standard-agnostic, allowing operators to offer a full range of data services across GSM, WiMAX or WiFi, and CDMA to GSM networks. More importantly, for a market like India, where prepaid subscriptions predominate, the solution enables data roaming for pre-paid users, opening up a lucrative and largely untapped revenue stream for Mobile Network Operators, Bruno explained
Lokdeep Singh, Vice President, Technology and Innovation, MACH,adds : “Subscribers will now able to access the services they want on a pay-as-you-go basis, regardless of the type of contract they are on, safe in the knowledge that they are in control of their costs.”
Founded in 1987, with offices in 12 countries, employing more than 1,000 people worldwide and serving over 650 mobile network operators, MACH has its India operational office in Hyderabad and a commercial and support centre in Bangalore. www.mach.com