BARCELONA, SPAIN: Mobility solutions source Mahindra Comviva has associated with Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with maneuvers etched in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, to array its enterprise communications platform in 16 countries across Africa.
The enterprise communications platform will enable Airtel to afford a single platform that will in turn empower ‘Wireless Application Service Providers’ (WASPs) in the region to address the messaging requirements of enterprise customers related to promotions, campaigns, contests or other similar services en route for mobile subscribers. Banks can send transaction information to their customers; correspondingly retailers can send promotional information to their customers.
The platform, once arrayed in the proposed countries, will facilitate the delivery of messages to the target segment over popular channels such as SMS and USSD. This service will be rolled out in phases throughout Africa within the next six months.
Patrick Allainguillaume, Global Market Unit Head, Mahindra Comviva alleged that- “We are excited to be partnering with Airtel to deliver our enterprise communications platform. This serves an opportunity for Wireless Application Service Providers in Africa to deliver targeted messages to mobile subscribers in the region, ensuring improved overall management of campaign delivery. This partnership underlines our focus on forging stronger relationship with Bharti Airtel, given our global experience and capability to deliver market-proven, carrier-grade solutions quickly and cost effectively.”
Speaking on the partnership, Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing officer, Airtel Africa purported that, “We are delighted to partner with Mahindra Comviva in providing value added services to our ever growing mobile subscriber base in the continent. With this new enterprise communication platform we will be able to extend to our customers, a powerful medium for their communications and campaigns to be delivered to a wider audience. For this, we plan to tie-up with some of the most popular Wireless Application Service Providers in the region to reach out to mobile subscribers in the continent.”