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CALLUP SIM OTA Platform Now the Remote SIM Manager of Choice for Major European Operation

By Steve Anderson April 08, 2016

When one Tier-1 mobile operator in Europe wanted a new solution for managing over 35 million subscriber identity module (SIM) cards currently under its purview, it had a big job on its hands. After a period of consideration, it turned to CALLUP's SIM OTA platform to get this big job done.

CALLUP offers both value added services (VAS) and mobile device management (MDM) systems for the telecom industry, and its SIM OTA platform can provide services related to every part of a SIM card life cycle. Not only can SIM OTA handle the activation of new accounts, but it can also handle account swapping between users and also cancellation. Plus, it can offer some great MDM-related services like location tracking, remote file and applet management, welcome short message service (SMS) screens and more.

The system represents a boost to efficiency, as it replaces two existing over the air (OTA) systems with one system to handle all of the brands involved, as well as the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) systems involved. SIM OTA puts a particular emphasis on security, using hardware security modules (HSMs) to hold the keys involved. It also puts extra focus on authentication, and even will support network functions virtualization (NFV) by the end of this year, giving it an advantage in future operations as well. It supports 4G cards, delivering OTA services over HTTPS, and contains a complete Short Message Service Center (SMSC) to manage the relevant settings involved.

Alon Roth, who serves as CALLUP's CEO, commented “This win promotes SIM OTA to product of choice status, which is preferred by leading mobile operators. Over the past year we have provided SIM OTA systems to leading operators in Europe and South America, and additional mobile operators are showing great interest in our solution.”

A system that can handle several separate functions means there's less need to buy other systems to cover those functions, and the all-in-one nature means there's less time spent in training on operations. One system over several means faster onboarding, smoother operations, and more done with less. Reports also note the platform is both user-friendly and device-agnostic, so users will be able to put it to work regardless of the platform surrounding it, making it even easier to put in place and use. Cost savings wouldn't be far behind, and that combination of ease and savings is tough to pass up.

This explains why the CALLUP SIM OTA platform was the platform of choice for at least one major group. We'll likely hear about the CALLUP SIM OTA ending up as the platform of choice for others before too much longer, as it's hard to pass up a good deal on a desirable system.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

Contributing Writer

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