SLA Digital Announce Partnership with Unitel to Launch Direct Carrier Billing in Mongolia

SLA Digital and Unitel logos showing the partnership of the two companies

SLA Digital have announced a new partnership with Unitel Group, a Mongolian telecommunications company, with Unitel naming SLA Digital as their managed service provider for carrier billing.

As part of the relationship, SLA Digital will also be able to offer digital content providers access to Unitel’s other payment options including IPTV payments, Toki E-Wallet and payments made via U-Point, their points based loyalty program.

Kevin Drayne, CEO at SLA Digital commented: “We are delighted to be working with Unitel to enable seamless and secure payment experiences for their customers through carrier billing. We see this relationship as a real opportunity to bring more to Unitel and their customers, by offering a vast range of digital content and entertainment with new convenient ways to pay.”

 The partnership means Unitel will be able to effortlessly introduce new digital content to customers from SLA Digital’s expanding client portfolio. Likewise, digital content providers can connect to Unitel’s mobile subscribers, and expand into this region, through a simple integration process.

 Kevin continued: “Our direct connection with Unitel Mongolia will allow our existing and new digital content partners to easily connect to the mobile operator and make the most of all the payment options available. We hope that more content and more ways to pay will lead to greater choice and satisfaction for Unitel customers.”

 SLA Digital are inviting digital content providers who would like to connect with Unitel Mongolia to get in touch at sla-digital.com/contact

Evina raises 20 million euros to secure financial services for telecom operators

 

Paris, November 18, 2021 – Paris-based cybersecurity company Evina, which operates in 70 countries, has announced a €20 million funding round to consolidate its leading position in securing financial services for telecom operators.

The future of telecom operators will not be determined by the sales strategy of cell phone plans, but by the ability to provide new services to the huge customer bases they have patiently built up. Among these, financial services are the most crucial.

The financial services offered by telecom operators today not only offer the possibility to buy digital content, mobile applications or subscriptions to major streaming platforms directly via their SIM card, but also to receive, withdraw and transfer money. The aim is both to offer a highly efficient one-click payment method with conversion rates 100 times higher than those of a bank card, and to replace and compensate for the absence of basic banking services. Especially at a time when there are more smartphones than people on earth, and 2 billion people do not have a bank account.

Today, nearly 20% of global digital content purchases go through operators. By 2021, this will be worth more than $40 billion, with double-digit annual growth. In addition, more than $2.5 trillion is flowing through operators’ e-wallets. This amount is expected to double within 5 years.

The financial services offered by operators are so successful that they have inevitably attracted organized crime from around the world. “All the criminal organizations in the world are converging on cybercrime,” warns Guillaume Poupard, the Director General of the French National Agency for Information Systems Security.

It is to face this challenge that Evina was founded in 2018 by a team of hackers, cybersecurity researchers and financial services specialists who have worked for more than 15 years in the sector they protect.

More than $1 billion saved in the last 12 months by Evina for ecosystem players

David Lotfi, CEO and founder of Evina explains how it all started: “We realized that no one knew how to stop this new generation of cybercriminals, who are extremely professional and have much more advanced technical and financial resources than before. We saw this as a major threat and decided to develop a dedicated solution. Very quickly, the largest operators around the world asked to implement our solutions.”

Evina is now present in over 70 countries. It protects the world’s largest telecom groups such as Orange and Vodacom, but also major digital merchants for whom control of operator payment is a strategic advantage. With a detection rate of 99.94% of false transactions and a false positive rate of less than 0.06%, Evina has prevented the theft of more than 1 billion euros over the last 12 months.

In recognition of its solution, Evina has received all the industry’s leading awards over the past two years, including the Global Carrier Billing Summit award for the best anti-fraud solution in 2020 and 2021 and the Juniper Award for the best financial transaction security solution in 2021.

Confidence in Evina and in the industry’s potential from US funds and historical investors

The €20 million fundraising will allow Evina to accelerate its commercial presence outside Europe, with the opening of offices abroad, and to strengthen its technical team with new talent, in order to consolidate its position as a leader in the world of financial services for telecom operators.

The round was led by New York-based Radian Capital with the support of Evina’s historical investors including 50 partners, Saas Partners and Id4VC.

“Telecom Operators are in a very strong position to offer the next generation of financial service products. And while they currently possess much of what they need – embedded customer base, access to phones, known identities, financial performance, and bank account credentials – these operators still lack the security capabilities necessary to fight the most sophisticated fraud attempts. This is why we are so excited to back the team at Evina. They bring ‘bank security’ capabilities to these Telcos that allows them to operate in 2021 and beyond.” enthused Jordan Bettman, founder of Radian Capital.

Learn more about Evina at: https://www.evina.com/

Dutch digital innovator Sam Media used extended reality to develop a better learning experience

As a leader in innovation, Sam Media makes the next generation of digital content accessible to everyone, on any device. On October the 14th, Sam Media will officially launch it’s latest e-learning and entertainment product, XR Academy. The product will be presented during a launch party at World Telemedia in Marbella.

A better learning experience for everyone

XR Academy enables consumers from all age groups to explore a wide range of immersive, high-quality educational content. The product is the result of a diverse team of thinkers, educators, computer scientists, software developers and 3D artists from all over the world, coming together with a shared mission to transform learning experiences with the latest technologies, and to overcome the two main challenges in VR education today: the lack of high-quality content, and the availability of VR headsets.

XR Academy has been designed to be compatible with all types of virtual reality headsets. Even consumers that don’t own a VR headset are able to engage with all the content effectively. All they need is a smartphone with internet access.

What is Extended Reality?

​​Extended reality (XR) is referring to all real-and-virtual combined environments and human-machine interactions generated by computer technology and wearables, where the ‘X’ represents a variable for any current or future spatial computing technologies. E.g. It includes representative forms such as augmented reality, mixed reality and virtual reality and the areas interpolated among them. Its connotation lies in the extension of human experiences, especially relating to the senses of existence (represented by VR) and the acquisition of cognition (represented by AR).

Product features

XR Academy allows consumers to take virtual field trips to a variety of destinations, such as Mount Everest, capital cities around the world, and faraway planets across the universe, all from the comfort and safety of their homes.

  • Immersive VR platform
  • 360° documentaries
  • Captivating VR lessons
  • Engaging Quizzes
  • Supports all languages
  • Constantly growing content library
  • Animation for illustration and engagement purposes
  • Accessible on mobile and the web

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ8M2fyCd_s

Corporate website: www.sam-media.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sam-media.

SLA Digital Announce Partnership with Etisalat UAE for Carrier Billing

SLA Digital is pleased to announce Etisalat UAE, one of the world’s leading telecom groups in emerging markets, as one of their mobile operator partners for carrier billing.

SLA Digital is connected to Etisalat for carrier billing, offering new and existing global content partners easy access to new customers through the convenient mobile payment option. Etisalat’s customers in UAE can access more digital content with the option to charge purchases direct to their mobile phone bill or by using their prepaid credit.

Kevin Drayne, CEO at SLA Digital commented, “Etisalat is an innovative partner and we are pleased to officially announce our partnership with the mobile operator. The carrier billing market in UAE has enormous potential for any content partners looking for a seamless and secure payment option for their customers and an additional revenue stream for their business.”

SLA Digital will continue to roll out new services with Etisalat UAE through subscriptions, one-off payments and in-app purchases with carrier billing.

SLA Digital Welcomes U Mobile as Their Latest Mobile Operator Partner in Malaysia for Carrier Billing

SLA Digital has partnered with Malaysian Mobile Operator U Mobile to bring more digital content to their subscribers through carrier billing.

U Mobile’s customers will gain access to new services, with the ability to seamlessly charge purchases directly to their U Mobile phone bill or prepaid credit.

SLA Digital is pleased to add U Mobile as another carrier billing offering for their merchants, in addition to their other mobile operator partners in Malaysia. The announcement means SLA Digital is now in the position to offer merchants greater access to more mobile subscribers in Malaysia, helping them accelerate revenues with a seamless and secure mobile payment option.

Kevin Drayne, CEO at SLA Digital said “We continue to expand our mobile operator connections at SLA Digital throughout Asia and we are very pleased to introduce U Mobile as our latest mobile operator partner in Malaysia. We look forward to helping U Mobile drive new revenues through carrier billing while extending opportunities for global merchants in this region.”

SLA Digital will continue to roll out new services with U Mobile through subscriptions, one-off payments and in-app purchases with carrier billing.