LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security, identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, announced today that it has activated over 30 million SIM cards, just 18 months after a commercial launch for over-the-air SIM card activation with Vivo, the largest mobile operator in Brazil.
“Through our Smart HLR solution we currently activate 2.5 million SIM cards per month with Vivo. Reaching the milestone of 30 million cards in less than 18 months after the launch, demonstrates Oberthur Technologies’ commitment to helping our customers optimise operational efficiency and to improving end-user experience with high-grade solutions.”
Benefiting from Oberthur Technologies’ expertise in SIM cards, applications and Over-The-Air management, the Smart HLR solution provided to Vivo introduces an innovative way to activate mobile subscriptions with just-in-time resource allocation. This remote activation platform avoids the pre-provision mobile subscriptions on SIM cards, currently necessary prior to distribution, thus allowing mobile operators to allocate phone numbers at the time of subscription activation. This solution is welcomed by mobile operators as it offers a dramatic reduction in costs related to phone number acquisition and optimisation of operational efficiency.
“Through our Smart HLR solution we currently activate 2.5 million SIM cards per month with Vivo. Reaching the milestone of 30 million cards in less than 18 months after the launch, demonstrates Oberthur Technologies’ commitment to helping our customers optimise operational efficiency and to improving end-user experience with high-grade solutions.” said Arnaud de La Chapelle, Managing Director, Solutions Business Unit, at Oberthur Technologies.
About Oberthur Technologies
Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies: systems development, solutions and services for smart cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access cards, NFC…) and for secure identity documents, traditional and electronic (identity card, passport, health care card). Created in 1984, Oberthur Technologies employs over 6 000 employees. With 50 sales offices across 5 continents, Oberthur Technologies’ international network serves clients in 140 countries.
For more information: www.oberthur.com
Vivo is the biggest telecommunications company in Brazil with over 91 million accesses, 76.5 million only in mobile operation, which holds the higher market share in the segment (29.66%) at national level. Telefônica | Vivo is engaged in the provision of fixed telephony services in the State of São Paulo and mobile throughout the national territory and has a complete portfolio of products and convergent (fixed and mobile voice, fixed broadband and mobile ultra broadband (over fiber), TV, data and IT). The company is present in more than 3,700 cities, over 2,800 of them with access to the 3G network - more than the total number of cities served by other service providers.