|| (PARIS and SINGAPORE – May 14, 2002) – Upaid, a pioneer of mission-critical, real-time software solutions for next-generation pay-as-you-use roaming, data and payment services to mobile operators, service providers and financial institutions, and NexWave, a leading provider of outsourced telecommunication infrastructure deployment and project management services to the mobile and satellite communications industries in Asia, today announced the signing of a strategic marketing partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, NexWave will serve as an Authorized Upaid Agent to market Upaid solutions in the Asian region, providing pre-sales and customer support services to new Upaid customers.
Spring Chua, Director of NexWave, commented: “The partnership with Upaid supports our mission of becoming the preferred partner of major equipment vendors, system integrators and service providers for projects across Asia. Upaid’s innovative roaming and advanced payment solutions will enhance our already rich turnkey solution portfolio and add significant value to our service offerings.”
Heinz Brasic, CEO of Upaid, stated: “NexWave’s proven project management and implementation expertise in Asia make it the ideal marketing agent for Upaid’s entry into this advanced wireless market. We are looking forward to landing firmly on our feet in Asia through a successful marketing campaign pioneered by NexWave.”
NexWave has extensive experiences in managing major mobile implementations in Asia. These include MobileOne's island-wide GSM/CDMA/Paging network and projects with SingTel, StarHub, Globe and AirTel in cooperation with leading telecommunication equipment vendors such as Nokia, Ericsson, Allen Telecom and Keppel Communications.
The nomination of NexWave as Upaid’s marketing agent for Asia-Pacific complements Upaid’s overall strategy of leveraging local channel partners’ expertise and contacts to market the company’s intermediary payment and roaming platform for next-generation wireless pay-as-you-use services in the world’s most dynamic mobile markets.
GSM and future 3G radio access coverage form the necessary building block for realizing the vision of ubiquitous access. NexWave, already a leader in GSM In-building project deployments in South Asia, delivers the mobility dream. NexWave is extending its radio access solutions (In-building coverage, outdoor coverage, common antenna systems) into billing solutions for the telco and ASP segments. NexWave is a leading provider of full turnkey mobile solutions including site survey, coverage planning, distribution design, project management and site implementation to the mobile and satellite communications industries in Asia. The company develops partnerships with major equipment vendors, system integrators and service providers to optimize their investments in infrastructure services.
The company’s pan-Asian operations are based in Singapore. For more information, visit www.nexwave.com.sg.
Voice went wireless, now data and money go wireless, and the mobile phone becomes the preferred multi-purpose device. Upaid paves the way for the convergence of mobile communications and financial services, through its real-time software solutions for next-generation wireless pay-as-you-use voice, data and payment services. Upaid enables from advanced prepaid voice roaming services to real-time data transactions, from multimedia communications to unified payment applications across multiple data networks and telecom infrastructures (GSM, GPRS, CAMEL, CDMA, TDMA, 3G).
Upaid operates in Europe, Asia and Latin America and holds U.S. patent rights, pending in an additional 46 countries. Upaid™ is a trademark of Upaid Systems, Ltd. For more information, visit www.upaid.net.
Director, Strategic Accounts
NexWave Technologies Pte Ltd.
Tel: +65 6 7425794
Mary Carol Harris
VP, Corporate Communications
Upaid Systems, Ltd.
Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 36 58 58
Mary Carol Harris