“Atos Origin demonstrates how to create and sustain competitive advantage in the rapidly changing Telecommunications World”

Paris, 12 February 2009

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Atos Origin will showcase innovative solutions to reduce costs and enhance growth while providing advanced services to end users

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, predicts that despite today's economic situation, 2009 promises to be an exciting year of innovation in the rapidly advancing mobile services industry. Mobile and broadband services, social networks, advertising, are all gaining momentum. The growth of users globally and the development of next generation intelligent networks are creating new services and revenue possibilities. During the 2009 Mobile World Congress from February 16th to 19th 2009, Atos Origin telecom experts from around the world will be present to share their vision and showcase various key solutions to address these business opportunities.

At the Catalonia Barcelona, Plaza Hotel, just in front of the Fira de Barcelona, Atos Origin team will show live demonstrations of innovative solutions including:

  • New Generation Intelligent Network services
    A full suite of mobile-fixed-IP convergent services for Enterprise and residential markets. Today the solution is being used by several European Telecom operators in Circuit Switched and IMS environments.
  •  Worldline Go Live ! Next generation messaging
    Worldline Go Live ! is a unified and convergent messaging integrated solution (e-mail/voice-mail/video-mail services) compliant with OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) & CPM (Converged iP Messaging). Worldline Go Live ! services are developed and operated by Atos Worldline, which, each year, manages over 40 million mailboxes.
  • Rich media
    Access to multimedia content including TV and VoD, as well as community networks via mobile phones, provides a compelling user experience, with even more functionality than home broadband triple play services.
  • Mobile payment
    The m-banxafe technology developed and operated by Atos Worldline in Belgium, was recently implemented for m-Payment solution Pay2me, which was developed in collaboration with Belgian mobile operators BASE, Mobistar and Proximus and major banks. This solution provides fully secure payment via GSM wireless phones.
  • Convergent billing
    Atos Origin demonstrates its best-in-class integration solutions for real time fully convergent prepaid and post-paid billing, providing telcos the means to significantly decrease operating costs, while introducing flexible offerings.
  • Mobile Advertising
    Atos Origin with its partner Ad-Infuse will show how to build and operate a mobile campaign management solution that targets specific customer segments using intelligent customer profiling. 
  • Multi-channel marketing campaign
    Atos Origin with its partner Intersec will show how mobile operators can build and launch easily targeted mobile direct real time marketing campaigns that will boost the subscribers' awareness and receptiveness to services, in the quest to increase ARPU, retention and loyalty.
  • NFC social mobile
    While on the move, this service proposes a revolutionary and simple way to update the social status of the user (presence, location, current action…), using SIP-IMS facilities. Through NFC technologies, we create the link between the social profile and the real-world. 
  • Mobile money transfer
    Many people from emerging region have limited access to financial services. Our solution MFS (Mobile Financial Service) offers a simple and secure way to send and receive money via mobile phones (Mobile Wallet, Person2Person remittance, B2C, C2B…)
  • NFC issuing & personalization
    Atos Origin provides a fully equipped NFC Ecosystem from Card Issuing to POS Acceptance. This solution includes several services like Proximity payment, Loyalty cards, Public transportation, couponing/vouchering and others.

Thierry Mileo, Vice President Global Telecom & Media Market at Atos Origin explains: “Our market strategy is dual. Atos Origin experts work everyday with our European telecom customers on mission critical projects, to help them freeing up resources while developing innovative business approaches with high revenue potential. At the same time, we are dedicated to support all our international base of customers, bringing them the best of our technology and program management capacity, enabling them to capitalize on the rapid growth in emerging markets”.

The Atos Origin market approach and strategy is focused on enabling telecom providers to become “lean and technology driven” operators. Atos Origin provides end-to-end services from the implementation of key technology applications and operating components through to the management of entire business processes. Atos Origin solutions address key business areas:

  • Maximizing and capitalizing on assets (customers and networks): Convergent messaging, Mobile rich media, Mobile payments, Mobile advertising, Telco 2.0 and IP OSS transformation 
  • Servicing all client communication needs: Convergent billing and Next Generation Intelligent Networks (NGIN) 
  • Improving efficiency to reduce costs: BSS Outsourcing, ERP Transformation and Outsourcing and Global Sourcing

Atos Origin annual revenues in telecom and media are above 800 m€, with leading customers located in Western Europe, as well as in rapidly expanding markets such as the Balkans, Turkey, South Africa, Morocco, Middle East, South America and APAC.

With over 20 years experience and expertise in the telecommunication market, Atos Origin provides consulting, systems integration and outsourcing services to 350 customers including major telecom operators around the world. Atos Origin delivers innovative solutions that help telecoms, media and content service providers to address their key business issues, transform their IT systems, reduce costs and roll-out new functionalities. Atos Origin's expertise spans every aspect of the telecoms industry, including fixed and mobile fully convergent billing, next generation intelligent networks, innovative value-added services, as well as BSS and ERP outsourcing.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company
Atos Worldline is a major European IT player in the processing of high-volume electronic transactions. It specialises in end-to-end payment services including issuing, acquiring and developing payment technology solutions; card processing; CRM & eServices (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode. Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of EUR 654 million and employs over 4,800 people.

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