tyntec enables cloud telephony in Italy with Nòverca

tt.One partnership with MVNO provides two-way voice and SMS between apps, websites and mobile phones

19th November 2013 – Mobile interaction services provider tyntec (http://www.tyntec.com) has announced it has signed a deal with Italian MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) Nòverca to bring 2-way cloud telephony and SMS coverage to Italy through its tt.One solution. Under the terms of the partnership, Nòverca will supply local virtual mobile numbers, allowing tyntec to provide SMS and mobile voice for VoIP providers, OTT (over the top) companies, social networks, dating sites, enterprises and app developers.

tyntec’s tt.One solution places voice, SMS and mobile numbers into the cloud, providing a bridge between web/OTT and telecoms. This means Italian and international companies will be able to provide services such as free/low cost OTT voice and text apps, extended VoIP with SMS and phone numbers. Such services could reach any of the 96 million mobile subscribers in Italy, as well as opening up Italian phone numbers to people all over the world. This would allow expats and tourists visiting the country to have a local mobile number for texting and phone calls.

Nòverca is the only full MVNO in Italy, meaning the company operates its own core infrastructure using the TIM radio access network, and has over 200,000 subscribers.  The partnership with tyntec will provide the virtual operator with additional voice and SMS revenue from OTT traffic, which according to mobilesquared will be worth $8.4 billion worldwide by 2016.

Claudio Carnevale, CEO of Acotel Group, holding of Nòverca, said: “Being the first and only Italian point of access for OTT services through tt.One gives us an innovative opportunity to capitalise on this growing market. The financial rewards of such services are sometimes unclear, so working with tyntec on a tangible revenue share model seems like a natural step and an easy way to tackle OTT services for MVNOs like Nòverca.”

José Garcia, Vice President of Sales and Carrier Relations for tyntec stated, “This partnership shows how mobile operators can benefit from the additional revenue opportunities available in the OTT market. MVNOs with core network access can use tt.One to take advantage of the growing end-user demand for OTT services such as mobile VoIP and other Internet-based mobile communications. By partnering with tyntec, Nòverca now has the opportunity to receive revenues from ever increasing OTT services.”

More detail about tyntec’s tt.One solution can be found on the website here. http://www.tyntec.com/products/solutions/ttone.html

About tyntec
tyntec is a mobile interaction specialist, enabling businesses to integrate mobile telecom services for a wide range of uses – from enterprise mission-critical applications to internet services. The company reduces the complexity involved in accessing the closed and complex telecoms world by providing a high quality, easy-to-integrate and global offering using universal services such as SMS, voice and numbers.

Founded in 2002, and with more than 150 staff in six offices around the globe, tyntec works with 500+ businesses including mobile service providers, enterprises and internet companies.

About Nòverca
Nòverca Italy is a company active as a virtual mobile operator in Italy since March 2009 and has been developed by an industrial collaboration with one of the leading Italian banking groups.

At the base of the innovative elements brought to market by the company there are Novità + Ricerca (“News + Research”), from which the name Nòverca. The SIM card distributed by Nòverca has been called Extended SIM properly to represent a major change in the landscape of mobile telephony: provide more and more services to users through a menu of easy access and intuitive to use. The service offering MVNE (Mobile Virtual Network Enabling), born on the experience made in the development of the platform used by Nòverca Italy, is aimed at those who want to start new initiatives in the mobile virtual, allowing to focus only on marketing and commercial aspects and delegating to the same platform Nòverca, all technological aspects: the “Mobile Core Network” operating systems (OSS) and business (BSS).

Press contacts tyntec
Caroline Dreier
+49 89 202 451 110

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