Namibia’s Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) has reached an agreement with Flickswitch International, a leader in service automation solutions for enterprises, to launch a business SIM management service in Namibia.
In the past, enterprises in Namibia had very little options to effectively manage their mobile connectivity spend over large scale SIM deployments. These type of businesses typically make use of technology that requires communication over the mobile networks. The more devices out there, the more risk associated with runaway costs and also additional effort required from operations to ensure these SIMs don’t exceed expected usage.
In partnership with MTC, Flickswitch can now enable a business to align their mobile communication spend with a range of MTC products, all in real time. This means the enterprise administrator can now define how much airtime or data to be loaded on each SIM, across any time period or usage pattern. A good example would be where a telemetry device consumes around 15-20MB per month, to set the business rule to load a MTC Netman 40MB bundle when the data balance falls below 2MB, maximum one time per month. SIMcontrol will therefore ensure that the average data spend per SIM is N$6.90 per month with the enterprise data usage risk capped at N$13.80 per sim per month.
“It’s solutions like these — that are specific to the various needs of the client — that aligns with MTC focus on customer centric innovation and flexibility grants MTC the premier choice for connectivity solutions to our clients,” enthused Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer at MTC Tim Ekandjo. “With this partnership with Flickswitch we firmly believe that it will stimulate innovation, support startup’s and large corporates alike, with the necessary business tools to address their mobile requirements”.
“We are building from our experience in supporting 110,000 SIMs for more than 600 Enterprises, largely in South Africa, and our recent launch in Kenya” says Rudi Barnard, Director for Flickswitch International. “The Namibian Internet of Things (“IoT”) market is very similar, with not only established verticals such as fleet management and point of sale, but also advanced agriculture, communication and payment solutions making its mark”.
“We hope that our partnership with MTC will create a suitable mobile eco-system to effectively enable the Namibian business with large scale communication requirements,” says Barnard.