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May 22, 2013

BeQuick Brings MVNOs Real-Time Data Session Control, Self-Service Activation

BeQuick Software this week at CTIA unveiled two new capabilities – real-time data session control, and the BYOD Portal – addressing the MVNO space.

Steve McIntosh, co-founder and COO for BeQuick Software, explains that real-time data session control enables MVNOs on the Sprint network to keep tabs on their subscribers’ data usage so they can prevent overages from happening. That’s important to end users, he notes, because they consume data services a lot faster than voice. This solution is good for MVNOs, he adds, because it provides them with the opportunity to package data services any way, and in any increment, they want. The MVNO can also leverage this capability to offer an auto renewing option or use popups to direct customers to a site where they can replenish their data capacity.

BeQuick Software has already launched in testing mode the real-time data session control with its current clients. The solution is slated for general availability starting in August. This real-time data session control is based on BeQuick’s Fusion, a cloud-based BSS/OSS platform launched last year at CTIA.

“The prepaid mobile broadband movement is now gaining great momentum in the U.S., and we are keeping our MVNO customers ahead of this competitive wave,” says McIntosh. “We created Fusion’s real-time debiting functionality, account top-up capabilities, advanced user controls, and price plan management tools to ensure that our MVNO clients can deliver innovative new prepaid data offerings to their target markets rapidly to win more customers.”

As for the BYOD Portal, it allows customers to bring their own devices to the MVNOs. McIntosh says this capitalizes on the trend of subscribers becoming less dependent on their service providers for activation.

The introduction of BYOD Portal, which follows Sprint’s introduction of its “Bring Your Own Sprint Device” program for MVNOs, gives paid subscribers an easy, self-service way to activate their existing devices and phone numbers, according to BeQuick, which adds that it supports Sprint CDMA and GSM devices.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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