TietoEnator partners with Blyk, the free, pan-European mobile operator for young people
TietoEnator and Blyk, the free, pan-European mobile operator for young people, have entered into a partnership in which TietoEnator provides Blyk with an end-to-end BSS (Business Support Systems) solution, related web portals and infrastructure services. By establishing a flexible, scalable, cost-efficient IT infrastructure partnership, Blyk is able to fulfil its vision of providing its customers with free communications, funded by mobile advertising.
The services and solutions are provided by TietoEnator MVNE (Mobile Virtual Network Enabler) Service Centre, focusing on development, integration, application management and support services. The end-to-end delivery combines the competencies and services from TietoEnator’s Telecom & Media, Processing & Network and Digital Innovations Business Areas.
Kari Penttilä, Chief Technology Officer at Blyk, said: “Choosing TietoEnator as our vendor of BSS solutions and services strengthens our capability to manage IT operations. A player like TietoEnator can help us focus on our business challenge and provide a platform that can deliver a reliable and innovative service to our customers. TietoEnator’s cost efficiency and comprehensive service package, fast time to market and the flexible IT solution convinced us that they are the right partner for us”.
Ari Vanhanen, Head of TietoEnator Telecom & Media, said: “We believe this deal will strengthen TietoEnator’s position as a provider of comprehensive services for different types of players on the market. It also shows our unique capabilities by combining services from infrastructure to user experience, coupled with innovation in operator business support systems. We are proud to become a key technology partner to Blyk, who are working on the leading edge of advertising-funded mobile communication services”.
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