A1 Systems today announced that it provided Over-the-Air (OTA) services to remotely change settings at SIM cards manufactured and distributed by WorkZ Group to a major MNO in Middle East. Based on its next generation, carrier-grade A1S OTA solution and within a hosted at A1 Systems Technology Labs in Moscow managed service scheme, a significant number of SIM cards currently used by subscribers of the Mobile Operator have been updated.
With an ever faster changing technology landscape, new features, services and business opportunities Mobile Operators often needs to upgrade their USIMs that allready “in the feeld”. A1 Systems has been always at the forefront of OTA technology development and high quality service provision, in close cooperation with (U)SIM card manufacturers like WorkZ Group and MNO.
A1 Systems OTA platform features Remote Management of Files and Applications (RF/AM), Remote Subscription Management, Device Management as well advanced (U)SIM services like Security Domain (SD) management to launch Near Field Communication (NFC) services or support of OTA via IP. In addition, a team of highly experienced professionals at A1 Systems is dedicated to support channel partners and MNOs by advising best industry practice and customizing services to specific project requirements.
By partnering with A1 Systems, SIM card manufacturers are able to significantly improve SIM card life cycle management and to offer an all-encompassing solution with SIM cards and services to mobile operators. A1 Systems’ Channel Partner Program is specifically tailored for the collaboration with SIM card manufactures.
“Utilizing A1 Systems’ highly scalable and powerful technology, its professional expertise along with long term experience in OTA projects is key for SIM card manufacturers as well mobile operators to faster launch new services, reduce capital expenses and improve Time-To-Market,” states Jens Strohschneider, Vice President International Sales at A1 Systems.
WorkZ is a group of companies comprised of Workz Media and WorkZ Logistics. WorkZ Media is focused on development and production of smart cards to global mobile operators, such as Etisalat, Zain, Ooredoo, Telenor, Airtel et al. Since 1997 the company has forged strong partnerships with leading customer brands across the Middle East and Africa.