MER Group Telecom Division Unveils Expanded Solution Portfolio
Sep 17, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
MER Group (C. MER Industries), a provider of digital communication infrastructure for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), announced its latest solution portfolio from its newly established Telecom Division.
According to a release, the portfolio was designed to address critical MNO needs in the evolving digital economy.
The group reported that the new portfolio includes Mobile FinaGate, a Mobile Finance Services (MFS) solution with dedicated money capabilities; m-Power, an MVNO enablement solution for MVNOs, MNOs and SIs; CrossTalk, a M2M solution for a range of market verticals and applications; a Near Field Communication (NFC) solution for contactless payments; and a smart ticketing solution for public transport. These solutions will be showcased at the upcoming AfricaCom show in Cape Town, South Africa during November.
"Rather than focusing on issues, we are focusing on the growth opportunities in the Telecom industry," says Oz Ovady, CEO of the Telecom Division at MER Group. "This growth revolves around the increase in data consumption and the ubiquity of the mobile device. Consumers are deriving more value from features, functionality and applications. This drives higher traction in vertical markets such as mobile payments, healthcare which, in turn, gives rise to Smart Cities. Consequently, we have designed our portfolio to support MNOs in securing a leading position in the digital economy ecosystem," he said.
Further, the Mobile FinaGate is a secure financial services solution. It provides banks, mobile operators and other financial institutions with a full MFS solution together with secure budget management with full transparency, dedicated money for the correct dispersal of funds and enables the rapid implementation of new products and services.
m-Power is a solution that enables MVNOs, MNOs and SIs to streamline their operations in competitive markets, seamlessly adapting to their changing marketing and sales strategies. m-Power enables MNOs to capitalize on the untapped wholesale opportunity. It supports SIs in leveraging their assets to realize new revenues and offers solution and business model flexibility while providing short time to revenue.
MER Group Telecom Division provides a solution for the NFC eco-system. This solution is based on partnerships with market leaders for Point of Sale (POS), mobile marketing platform providers, Trusted Service Managers (TSM) and Secure Element (SE) manufacturers. The offering includes an off-the-shelf UICC-based wallet applet, middleware for Android and iOS and a white label wallet application.
CrossTalk is a M2M solution based on MER's enablement platform. CrossTalk enables MNOs to deliver a turnkey solution to a range of market verticals and applications such as agriculture, security, water & energy, asset tracking, asset management, mobile parking management, toll roads and more. It enables businesses to discover new market opportunities and realize revenue streams and supports customers in addressing growing compliance and sustainability requirements.
The division has expanded its portfolio with a solution for public transit operators. The solution, comprising of smart devices and complementary software, is a system for the management and control of ticketing as well as on-board solutions such as Wi-Fi connectivity. The solution can be delivered as a full turnkey integration project that includes hardware and software components, installation, implementation, maintenance and support services.
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