Acision launches location-based charging with Seeker Wireless
Mobile operators worldwide can now offer highly accurate zone-based charging to rival the fixed network
[USPRwire, Fri Feb 15 2008] Acision, the messaging and charging company of choice for over 300 network operators and service providers worldwide, today announced that it is working with zone detection technology provider Seeker Wireless for the provision of location-based charging. With its expertise in rating and charging, Acision will initially launch “HomeZone” to enable operators to offer differentiated charging for mobile users at home.
HomeZone enables cost effective, highly accurate and reliable zone-based charging, allowing mobile operators to attack the fixed line telephony market with competitive tariffs while protecting existing revenue streams. With HomeZone any service, including voice and data, can be rated at a different tariff.
Acision’s HomeZone supports an operator’s existing handset choice by using a SIM-based applet to ensure the accurate identification of the user’s charging location. The zone status is communicated to both the service provider and the user, enabling them to use the service with confidence.
Simon Dallyn, Senior Vice President of Charging at Acision commented, “Location–based charging represents a substantial opportunity for operators looking to secure fixed line market share without worrying about inaccurate zoning cannibalizing revenue. We chose to work with Seeker Wireless because their revolutionary zone detection technology delivers the most accurate, reliable and economical zoning solution in the market. We have already seen strong interest in the service and expect zone charging to feature strongly in service providers’ toolsets in 2008.”
Acision is the messaging and charging partner of choice for more than 300 network operators and service providers, supporting over one and a half billion customers worldwide. With over 50% of global text and multimedia messaging traffic generated through its platforms, Acision’s mobile data services expertise includes text messaging, multimedia messaging, IP messaging, mobile internet, mobile advertising, IP voicemail and IP videomail. Acision’s payment systems have processed more than US $100 billion, providing sophisticated real-time charging and removing the boundaries between prepaid and postpaid subscriptions. All of Acision’s solutions are backed up by a robust, global service organisation, offering 24/7 support provided through twenty four local service centres and three state of the art global support centres. With global market experience, Acision has a detailed understanding of what it takes to bring innovative services to full mass market adoption.
Privately owned by an equity consortium led by Atlantic Bridge Ventures and Access Industries, Acision is a half billion dollar company, working with customers in 135 countries across six continents. More information is available at www.acision.com
About Seeker Wireless
Seeker Wireless developed the world’s leading zone detection technology, which is being used to deliver the most advanced Fixed Mobile Substitution (FMS) solution in the market. SeekerZone™ is the first handset location system specifically created for zone detection, delivering zone status alerts for applications such as zone-based charging. With the innovative approach of SeekerZone™ mobile operators can achieve zone sizes up to 50 times smaller than cell-ID zones while ensuring the highest levels of in-zone reliability. This enables operators to reduce cannibalisation of revenues by up to 90% compared to Cell-ID.
Developed by pioneers of the cellular location industry, Seeker Wireless’s patent pending technology is designed to deliver the smallest zones at the lowest cost, as well as provide a future pathway to deliver additional services based on subscriber location.
Seeker Wireless has delivered advanced commercial FMS solutions to leading mobile operators in EMEA and Asia Pacific and also works in strategic partnership with global technology and service providers including HP and Acision. For more information visit www.seekerwireless.com.
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