|| (PARIS and ZURICH – July 16, 2002) – Upaid, a pioneer of mission-critical, real-time software solutions for next-generation pay-as-you-use roaming and mobile payment services to mobile operators, service providers and financial institutions, and CoreTeam, an Information and Communications Technology sales & marketing company specializing in mobile communications, today announced the signing of a marketing partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, CoreTeam will serve as an Authorized Upaid Marketing Agent to market Upaid solutions in German-speaking countries across Europe, providing pre-sales and customer support services to new Upaid customers. The nomination supports Upaid’s strategy of leveraging local expertise to expand the company’s operations in key mobile markets around the world.
Jürg Hofer, Managing Director of CoreTeam, commented: “Mobile service providers in our target markets increasingly recognize the importance of managing all steps of billing & mobile service delivery in real-time. We see a demonstrated need for real-time solutions to revolutionize traditional billing and make pay-as-you-use billing a standard for service management. We are proud to be Upaid’s partner in fulfilling that need.”
Heinz Brasic, CEO of Upaid, stated: “CoreTeam’s best-of-breed human resources are the ideal catalyst for accelerating our marketing activities across Europe. With a keen knowledge of the market requirements of many of Europe’s most important mobile markets, the Upaid-CoreTeam combination will be key in expanding our presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.”
CoreTeam’s nomination supports Upaid’s overall strategy of leveraging local channel partners’ expertise and contacts to expand the company’s global presence & business development activities.
CoreTeam Consulting is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sales & marketing resources company specializing in mobile communications. CoreTeam is made up of former senior executives and seasoned project managers of world class mobile network and IT suppliers who bring a wealth of experience and contacts to benefit companies like Upaid. The company applies high-level resources to the entire sales process, based on the methods PowerSales and F.O.R.E (focus on revenue), from market analysis to creating customer commitment to ensuring high quality delivery.
The company is located in Zurich, Switzerland and has associated partners in Germany.
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.
CoreTeam Consulting GmbH
Tel.: +41 (0)1 455 6311
Mary Carol Harris
VP, Corporate Communications
Upaid Systems, Ltd.
Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 36 58 58
Mary Carol Harris