Posted in | 12 August, 2011

TransferTo And PortaOne Give New Advantage To Service Providers: Remote Worldwide Mobile Phone Top-Ups

Leading airtime remittance services provider TransferTo and PortaOne, Inc., a global provider of software for the communications and utility industries, today announced the successful completion of interoperability testing between PortaOne’s PortaBilling platform and the TransferTo service. Now, service providers using PortaBilling can offer their end-customers the powerful ability to top-up the prepaid phones of friends and relatives back home, enabling them to tap into a market currently responsible for $380 billion (USD) in asset transfers globally each year.

Since 2005, TransferTo has been processing top-up transactions across national borders via its global airtime network. Designed to meet the needs of emigrants, travellers and other individuals living and working outside their homelands, TransferTo currently interconnects 185 partner mobile network operators in 70 countries. End-customers now make millions of transfers via TransferTo each month via mobile phones, the Internet and participating retail locations.

The interoperability of TransferTo with PortaBilling brings even greater value to one of the telecom industry’s most reliable billing, provisioning and customer management platforms. Capable of acting as the nerve centre of a modern VoIP telecommunications network, PortaBilling supports the launching, pricing and provisioning of a full range of telecom services. PortaBilling performs ratings for services, creates transaction records and automatically modifies customers’ balances; furthermore, it provides a unified platform for multiple services, enabling clients to charge for their voice calls, messages, and data transfer, thus effectively deploying triple-play on a single network.

“The interoperability between PortaBilling and TransferTo will allow PortaOne customers to generate immediate additional revenues from the ethnic market. This beyond-voice, value-added service is specially designed for the migrant customer segment,” said Eric Barbier, TransferTo’s CEO. “While improving service provider’s ARUP, customer loyalty and brand visibility, remote top-up also solves a problem faced by most migrant customers. Not unlike classic money remittance channels, international top-ups are the ideal solution for cost-effective small value transfers.”

“Hundreds of millions of people worldwide seek the kind of service TransferTo provides, making its availability alongside PortaBilling a strong market advantage for our VoIP service providers,” said Roman Khalenkov, Sales and Marketing Director for PortaOne. “We’re excited to be able to offer this powerful new service – one that will significantly enhance the competitive position of PortaBilling subscribers in countries around the world.”

For more information about PortaSwitch, email PortaOne at contact@portaone.com or call 866 SIP VOIP (866 747 8647) or +1 604 628 2508 outside North America. Additional information about TransferTo can be found at www.transfer-to.com.

 

About PortaOne:
Based in Canada, PortaOne is a leading global provider of software for the telecommunications and utility industries. The company’s products enable service providers, producers and carriers to run a broad line of retail and wholesale services within a single software package. PortaOne’s flagship products, PortaSwitch and PortaMDM (www.portamdm.com) are a fundamental part of the business infrastructure at hundreds of service provider locations worldwide. To learn more, visit www.portaone.com.

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