bcgi and Telogic to Offer Mobile Payment and Access Control Services
Bedford, MA - May 17, 2006 -- bcgi (NASDAQ: BCGI), a leading provider of products and solutions that enable mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide to differentiate their offerings and increase market penetration while reducing costs, and Telogic, a leading telecommunications solutions provider, have formed an alliance to offer efficient and easy-to-deploy payment and access control solutions to mobile operators in Asia. Through this new relationship, Telogic will act as a channel partner, reselling bcgi’s Payment Manager and Mobile Guardian® to operators in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China and other underserved Asian markets.
“Telogic is an integral new member of bcgi’s Global Alliance Program, helping us extend our reach in a very fertile region for mobile operator growth and fueling our strategy to provide similar services to markets around the globe,” said David Fondots, bcgi vice president of international sales. “bcgi’s Payment Manager and Mobile Guardian, combined with Telogic’s expertise in advanced telephony solutions, are filling a great need in the channel among Telogic’s Asian customers.”
Together, bcgi and Singapore-headquartered Telogic enable regional operators to offer value-added, ARPU-enriching solutions tailored to their customers. This channel partnership allows for the economic distribution of services, enabling smaller market operators to have access to platforms that typically have prohibitive costs.
“Operators in our regions generally do not commit the resources to purchase monolithic full-service suites as other major operators do,” said Low Kim Seng, Telogic managing director. “Our channel partnership with bcgi allows these regional operators to provide their customers with top-quality services and operational support at affordable costs.”
This channel partnership brings the distribution power of Telogic to bcgi’s Global Alliance Program, which provides a framework for bcgi and other mobile service vendors to develop complementary product and service agreements to create new innovative services for mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide.
bcgi Payment Manager
bcgi’s Payment Manager is a single platform that supports the unique payment needs of mobile operators by allowing them to create and manage multiple payment channels from a single Web-based user interface. With support for real-time payment processing, multi-level settlement capabilities, sophisticated payment loyalty functionality and fraud prevention tools, Payment Manager can be integrated into any operator network to improve operational efficiency and lower costs of accepting customer payments.
bcgi Mobile Guardian®
Mobile Guardian is a flexible system for the real-time management of voice, messaging and content services. By bundling advanced content filtering, subscriber profile management and age verification capabilities in a single platform, Mobile Guardian provides mobile subscribers with tools to prevent unwanted contact and communication, and limit access to unauthorized content. Mobile Guardian helps mobile operators provide control as a value-added service, allowing responsible delivery of new voice, content and messaging services.
bcgi (www.bcgi.net)delivers innovative products and services that enable mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide to differentiate their offerings and increase market penetration while reducing costs. Founded in 1988, bcgi is a leader in identifying and addressing new market needs with proven solutions, including prepaid and postpaid billing, payments and access management.
Telogic Pte Ltd (www.telogic.com.sg) is a leading telecommunications solution provider with activities across the Asia Pacific region. The company designs, develops and distributes a wide range of voice and data communications products to support the requirements of converged communications applications and the growing mobile industry. Telogic is headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, and a network of partners in China and Southeast Asia.
Telogic Pte Ltd
Kevin Whalen for bcgi