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Upaid Names Schreiber Consulting Authorized Marketing Agent for Mexico
 
  12th August 2002
   
Latest Nomination Expands Strategic Partnership Network to the Americas
   
  (PARIS & PUEBLA – 12 August 2002) – Upaid, a pioneer of real-time software solutions for next-generation pay-as-you-use roaming and mobile payment services to mobile operators and financial service & content providers, and Schreiber Consulting, a provider of information systems and professional services to telecom operators in Latin America, today announced the signing of a strategic marketing partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, Schreiber will serve as an Authorized Upaid Marketing Agent to develop and expand Upaid’s penetration of the Mexican mobile market by providing pre-sales and customer support services to new Upaid customers in Mexico.

"The opening of the long distance telecom market has created interesting opportunities for solution providers working in Mexico, where there are now more than ten mobile operators servicing an emerging market with great growth potential," stated Antoine Leboyer, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Business Intelligence for Upaid. "Our alliance with Schreiber provides us with a unique and powerful channel to exploit that potential to the fullest."

Maria Luisa Schreiber, Managing Director, Schreiber Consulting, commented: "Solutions that prove both innovative and cost-effective for operators are always welcome in emerging markets. With prepaid roaming and m-payment capabilities, Upaid’s solutions are particularly well suited to satisfying end-users’ and operators’ needs in Mexico."

The appointment of Schreiber marks the expansion of Upaid’s global network of local channel partners to the Americas and serves to support Upaid’s Brazilian subsidiary based in São Paulo. Currently, Upaid Marketing Agents are operating in Singapore, Dubai, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and the UK. Upaid Marketing Agents leverage their expertise and local contacts to expand the company’s presence and business development activities around the globe.

About Schreiber

Schreiber Consulting is a professional services company dedicated to delivering software and data solutions to network operators. Schreiber has earned its internationally recognized status as leader in knowledge-based consulting and strategic development by specializing in the implementation of mediation, billing, interconnection and activation solutions. The company’s focused expertise brings top-level consultancy to network operators for best-practice, solution-specific implementations.

Schreiber Consulting operates throughout Central and Latin America from its headquarters in Puebla, Mexico.

About Upaid

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 roaming and mobile payment services. Upaid enables advanced prepaid voice roaming services to real-time data transactions, 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.


Contact:

George Candon
Corporate Communications
Upaid Systems SAS
Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 36 58 58
George Candon


Maria Luisa Schreiber
Managing Director
Schreiber Consulting
Tel.: + 52 (222) 230 1212
Maria Luisa Schreiber
   
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