Vivo Selects Oberthur Technologies to Enhance Network EfficiencyBy Oberthur Technologies, PRNE
Monday, March 21, 2011
Over-The-Air Dynamic SIM Card Activation Platform
NANTERRE, France, March 22, 2011 - Oberthur Technologies, the world's second largest provider of security
and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies,
has been selected by Vivo (BM&FBovespa: VIVO3, VIVO4; NYSE: VIV), the largest
mobile operator in Brazil, to manage the dynamic activation of SIM cards in
circulation through its remote activation platform, Smart HLR. Oberthur
Technologies relies on ATS to deploy Vivo's Platform.
Smart HLR detects first-time user registration and then allocates a
mobile number. This solution is of great support for mobile operators wishing
to reduce drastically SIM card logistics costs and to optimise their network:
no more need to stock pre-activated subscriber identification modules. In
addition to this, operators can offer their clients the possibility to choose
golden mobile numbers according to their preferences.
"This solution will help us ensure the availability of numbers, without
investing in additional retail infrastructure" said the group of Vivo's
Directors in charge of the project: Agenor Leao, Atila Branco, Fabio
Sepulvida, Gerardo Weiland, Katia Pedroso, Leonardo Capdeville and Patricia
"In a more and more competitive environment, helping our customers
optimise the process of SIM ordering, distributing and provisioning is a top
priority and commitment for Oberthur Technologies'," said Martin Ferenczi,
Managing Director Americas, Card Systems Division at Oberthur Technologies.
Thus, Oberthur Technologies continually invests to innovate in the mobile
solutions arena. It is always a great sense of satisfaction when a major
client like Vivo renews its confidence in our expertise and competency."
About Oberthur Technologies
With sales of 904.6 million euros in 2009 and 6,160 employees worldwide,
Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies.
Innovation and excellence ensure Oberthur Technologies' strong positioning in
its main target markets: security and identification solutions and services
based on smart cards ; manufacture of traditional and electronic secure
identity documents; security printer specialized in the production of
banknotes, checks and numerous security documents; design and manufacture of
intelligent cash protection solutions for Cash In Transit and ATMs.
For more information: www.oberthur.com
Vivo (NYSE: VIVO3, VIVO4; NYSE: VIV), a subsidiary of Telefonica Group in
Brazil, is the leader of a national mobile telecommunications since its
inception in April 2003. The company has consistently been highlighted in all
performance indicators and quality assessed by the National
Telecommunications Agency (Anatel).
Vivo believes that in a connected society, the individual can live better
and do more. Therefore, its mission is to create conditions for the greatest
number of people to be connected, anytime and anywhere, enabling a more
humane, secure, intelligent and fun life.
The constant search for excellence in service delivery, focusing on
quality at all points of contact with the customer, mobile data transmission
services based on the biggest and best network of second and third generation
(3G) and the service and products portfolio available to more than 60 million
customers, join the sustainability of the attributes set in the most
recognized brand Vivo.
In the environmental responsibility area, Vivo develops projects as the
pioneer program to recycle cell phones, batteries and accessories, which has
collected more than 2.5 million items. Through the Office Live, the company
invests in network initiatives focused on education through new forms of
learning and for inclusion of people with disabilities. In the cultural area,
the company promotes collective artistic initiatives and is tuned with what
is most innovative in the music field, mobile media, theater and artistic
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Vivo Communication and Institutional Relations, Phone: +55-11-7420-2801, E-mail: imprensa at vivo.com.br; PRESS CONTACTS: Corporate: Charlotte LAFONT-MACHIN, Telephone: +33-1-55-46-71-23, Email:c.lafont-machin at oberthur.com; Card Systems Division: Stephanie CAU, Telephone: +33-1-47-85-58-06, Email: s.cau at oberthur.com; North and South America Press Contact: Leana Benson Hersch, Phone: +1-310-868-1318, email: l.hersch at oberthur.com
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