Quortus enables Telecom26’s Global Mobile Services Platform

Quortus, Telecom26 Quortus today announced that its EdgeCentrix (ECX) technology is deployed at a global scale to enable the Global Mobile Services Platform of Swiss mobile service provider Telecom26 AG. Telecom26 provides customers with “anywhere-you-go” access to over 700 global networks with no need to swap SIM cards and near real-time reporting and control of…

Telecom26 Selects Enghouse Networks to Provide Secure Billing for Next Generation Mobile Services Platform

Telecom26, Enghouse Networks Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ESL) announced today that Telecom26, one of Switzerland’s most innovative mobile communication service providers, has selected the Enghouse Networks CDRator Revenue Management platform to enable monetization of next generation services. Enghouse Networks has been a strategic partner of Telecom26, providing a secure foundation for their mobile messaging services, since…

Yallo, Sunrise offer cheapest mobile tariffs – research

Yallo Mobile Sunrise The Yallo mobile brand of Swiss operator Sunrise offers the cheapest mobile phone tariffs, according to a study by comparison website dschungelkompass.ch and Swiss consumer protection organisation SKS. Yallo was found to be cheapest for three of the six user profiles (medium user, heavy user, heavy callers and little data). Sunrise offered…

Coopmobile tops Swiss post-paid mobile service tests

Coopmobile The Swiss Institute for Quality Tests (SIQT) has examined the services of Swiss mobile providers (post-paid), rating them for terms & conditions, transparency & comfort, customer service, and range of offers. Coopmobile came top with a target achievement score of 87 percent and overall rating of 5.4 (good); followed by upc-cablecom with 82 percent…

Germany’s Freenet buys 24% of Swiss Sunrise for €714M

Freenet Sunrise Communications Freenet, a Germany-based provider of mobile communications services, said it is acquiring a 23.8 per cent stake in Sunrise Communications for about €714 million ($805 million) from funds advised by CVC Capital Partners, with the option to buy a further 0.73 per cent stake. The move comes days after the Swiss mobile…

Swiss Operator Sunrise Communications Joins Telefonica Partner Program

Sunrise Switzerland The second largest operator in Switzerland after Swisscom, Sunrise Communications has joined Telefónica Partners Program to leverage the latter’s procurement of services, network equipment, IT and devices. Sunrise serves both the mobile, fixed voice and broadband and IPTV, with approximately 3.3 million customer. Both companies will explore collaboration opportunities across Telefónica’s innovative products…

GigSky met sous pression les opérateurs suisses

Le fournisseur américain vise les globe-trotters avec des forfaits de données rattachés à une seule carte SIM, dont celle universelle d’Apple. La carte SIM universelle d’Apple placée dans les derniers iPad cellulaires va prochainement fonctionner dans une centaine de pays, dont la Suisse. Pour une dizaine de francs, elle permet de souscrire à différents forfaits…

Transatel launches four-country data plan

European MVNO Transatel has launched a new Sim card for mobile data services in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. There are two subscription plans, EUR 11.99 for 500 MB a month and EUR 17.99 for 1 GB of data. The new offer is aimed at consumers and professionals who need an internet connection in these…

Salt aims to shake up Swiss mobile market

A Swiss Orange has turned into Salt — but this is no magician’s trick. The country’s third biggest mobile operator, Orange Switzerland, unveiled its change of taste in branding on Thursday night. The company, recently acquired by French billionaire entrepreneur Xavier Niel for 2.8 billion francs, has adopted the English word Salt for its new…

Mobile phone call B2C co Yallo raises $4m

Yallo is a B2C communications provider that makes mobile phone conversations more effective, more social, and more fun. Israeli start-up Yallo, which enhances the mobile phone call experience, has closed $4 million in Series A funding. The investment was led by Carmel Ventures, a member of the Viola Group. Carmel Ventures co-founder and general partner…

Ortel Mobile has announced that it will cease operations on 24 April.

Meanwhile, over in France, Ortel Mobile has announced that it will cease operations on 24 April. The MVNO’s sister companies in Belgium, Switzerland and Germany are not believed to be affected by the announcement. In March 2008 Dutch telco KPN purchased a 65% stake in Ortel Mobile, before buying up the remainder of the shares…

Saviour Xavier to rescue Orange Switzerland

NJJ Capital, a private investment fund controlled by French telecoms tycoon Xavier Niel, has agreed to purchase Swiss cellco Orange Switzerland from Apax Partners for CHF2.8 billion (USD2.9 billion). The deal is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to be completed by the end of Q1 2015. In a press release from Apax, Niel…

Transatel intros plan with Swiss and French numbers

New mobile plan offering from the MVNO Transatel, allows customers to have a Swiss number and a French one. The facility uses the French line to allow the users to have cheaper roaming in the EU. Unlike EU member state operators, there is no legislation regulating wholesale tariffs between EU and Swiss operators, making it…

LTE-Advanced deployments – Tracking the fastest wireless networks globally

In an earlier article written on this site in May 2013 (LTE Advanced – Key features and differentiators), I had discussed technical details of LTE-A. Sometimes called 4.5G, the technology was in testing stages at that time. Commercial deployment took off in different parts of the world about an year ago. The promise of LTE-Advanced…

Liberty Global Deploys Amdocs Multi-Tenant MVNO Platform to Expand to Quad-play in Hungary, Switzerland & Netherlands

Amdocs, the leading provider of customer experience solutions, Wednesday announced Liberty Global, a large international cable company has deployed Amdocs’ Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) solution – Amdocs Compact Convergence – to support the operator’s expansion by launching mobile services in three European countries. Amdocs compact convergence solution enables the operator to move into quad-play offering, adding mobile services to…

Orange celebrates 15 years by launching Switzer- land’s first unlimited European roaming flat fee.

Orange is celebrating its 15th birthday with the best ever Orange Me. Launched four years ago, Orange Me is the only offer allowing customers to create theirown subscription. Around two-thirds of post-paid customers now use Orange Me. New Orange Me from 22 September 2014: the first Swiss flat-fee subscription covering the whole of Europe, with…

Orange Switzerland chooses Transatel M2M management platform

Orange Switzerland has chosen European MVNO and MVNE Transatel’s M2M connectivity management platform to support its new M2M offer. It is the second major European operator to have chosen the platform after EE in the UK. The cloud based solution from Transatel operates as an enabling gateway, or middleware platform, between the existing mobile operator…

Orange Switzerland chooses Transatel M2M management platform

Orange Switzerland has chosen European MVNO and MVNE Transatel’s M2M connectivity management platform to support its new M2M offer. It is the second major European operator to have chosen the platform after EE in the UK. The cloud based solution from Transatel operates as an enabling gateway, or middleware platform, between the existing mobile operator…

Swiss telcos see “endless possibilities” with SIM-based authentication tech

Switzerland’s mobile operators have launched a new secure form of SIM-based authentication, with Swisscom developing, operating and maintaining the technology dubbed “Mobile ID”. The service allows consumers to log in online or use banking services via their mobile. All consumers need is a latest generation SIM, which is available to Swisscom customers now and will…

Machine-to-Machine: Orange launches new platform and an exten- sive partnership programme

Orange is further extending its M2M capabilities and partnership network to provide Swiss and European-based companies with innovative services in the context of Internet of Things (IoT). One key element of this new initiative is the launch of a new M2M platform with extensive new features and improved customer interface. Remote online access is used…

Yplay enters mobile market in partnership with Transatel

Basel-based triple-play cable provider Yplay, part of the CATV Group, has entered an MVNO partnership with Transatel to start offering mobile services on the Orange network, according to ITreseller.ch. Under the brand Yplay Mobile, it is offering three post-payment subscriptions. The first is called Mobile Surf and costs CHF 55 per month, providing 2 GB…

Tapit: G&D supplies highly secure SIM card platform for the digital wallet in Switzerland

The Swiss mobile network provider Swisscom is counting on highly secure NFC-enabled SIM cards from Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to allow its customers to make payments with “Tapit“. Tapit is the digital wallet for smartphones in Switzerland. The platform is used by every mobile network provider in the country. The smartphone app uses NFC technology…