Review of the 070 number range

Ofcom has today published a draft statement on the regulation of telephone numbers beginning with 070, following a review of this market.

070 numbers are designed to be used as a ‘follow me’ service, where calls are diverted from one number to another, so the person being called can keep their own number private.

Ofcom has found that 070 numbers are often mistaken for mobile numbers, which can lead to bill shock, as the prices for calling these numbers are usually much higher than they are for calling a mobile number.

Ofcom have provisionally decided to set a cap on the wholesale termination charge for calls to 070 numbers, which would be aligned with the existing regulated cap set by Ofcom for mobile numbers – currently around 0.5 pence per minute.

16/8/18

Mobile Arts launches Direct Carrier Billing with SLA Digital

Mobile Arts, a technology provider in the Middle East, has partnered with SLA Digital to further grow their revenues with Direct Carrier Billing for their premium gaming and utility applications.

Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) is an alternative digital payment channel to traditional forms of payment like credit and debit card. The solution is seamless, secure and offers a user-friendly customer experience. Customers add transactions to their monthly mobile bill or deduct from their prepaid credit.

Ashley O’Kane, Head of Marketing at SLA Digital commented, “By leveraging Direct Carrier Billing, content providers like Mobile Arts are able to quickly and easily enter new markets and access a large pool of potential customers.”

Rabih Jreish, Business Development at Mobile Arts commented, “Having the right Direct Carrier Billing partner like SLA Digital, we can help merchants and content providers to quickly and easily start in-app subscriptions in new and existing markets. Our innovative solution, “APP-IT UP”, converts any content portal to a mobile application-based subscription product by integrating our smart SDK.”

SLA Digital continues to work with Mobile Arts on expanding its connectivity through SLA Digital’s portfolio of Mobile Operators across the Middle East and Asia.

For the full story please read their press release here:

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World Telemedia Invites Entrepreneurs to pitch to investors

The telemedia industry has long been driven by entrepreneurs and has thrived on turning great ideas and technology into money making services – and the World Telemedia Show has always been the showcase for unveiling these developments.

Now in its 29th year, the show is looking to further drive this entrepreneurial spirit by running a series of lunches at the next event in Marbella in October where those with great ideas or businesses that need to take that next step can pitch to Investors.

Focusing on value added services (VAS), buyers, sellers, investors and mentors will all be introduced to each other over a 5-star lunch.  A total of six companies will be given the opportunity to privately pitch their ideas.  Investor pitch proposals should be submitted in writing to Jarvis Todd jarvis@wtevent.co.uk by 21 July 2018

“We believe that the people who attend World Telemedia are the early adopters and adaptors of new technology who are focused on the and look for the practical money making application of technology within the Value Added Services Sector,”  says Jarvis Todd, CEO, World Telemedia Ltd. “By connecting those with great new ideas or existing fledgling businesses with those with the knowledge and business acumen to take their ideas to the next level, World Telemedia is driving VAS both now and into the future.”

World Telemedia looks forward to another successful event in Marbella on 8-10 October.  An enlightening series of seminars and country updates, a deal-making expo hub and the most glamourous business networking around has been planned as the backdrop for serious deal making on-site.  A must attend event since 1989, World Telemedia is focused on Driving Value Added Services and Monetising Content.

World Telemedia Event

World Telemedia is for any business that wishes to engage and commercialize “connected consumers” whilst they use mobile devices and telephones; to interact with value added service and content propositions.

The only European event that showcases how carrier billing and other alternative payment platforms are evolving (in partnership with Service Providers and Aggregators) to create a dynamic “Telemedia” value chain which is typically driven by minutesmessages and traffic.

A key destination for Media & Marketing Groups, SPs, Aggregators, Network Operators, Convergent Technology and Billing Specialists who want seamless micropayment solutions and engagement tools to drive sales and convert customers across a globally expanding range of media, affiliate and advertising networks.   www.wtevent.co.uk

 

Change of Executive structure at aimm

As announced to members last month, the new aimm Board has decided to change the executive structure to ensure that the diverse needs and the concerns of all of the aimm membership are understood and accurately reflected.

Rory Maguire, after 5 years at the helm of aimm will be stepping back at the end of June to focus on his consultancy business, handing the baton to General Manager Joanna Cox who starts in August.