O2 Czech Chooses Sicap Device Management to Fuel Its 4G/LTE Mobile Data Growth
The largest telecom service provider in Czech Republic, O2 has signed up with Swiss telecom firm, Sicap to deploy its Device Management Centre solution. This will automatically configure O2’s subscribers’ mobile handsets to connect to the operator’s 3G and 4G mobile broadband services.
BAAR, Switzerland, 2nd October 2018: Sicap Schweiz AG, the global mobile device management vendor announced today that the largest telecom service provider in the Czech Republic, O2, will utilize Sicap’s Mobile Device Management Centre (DMC) to offer its subscribers automated and seamless mobile device configuration with a faster problem resolution from its customer care centers.
Czech Republic is one of the most advanced mobile markets in the Central Europe where a population 10 million people have more than 14 million mobile subscriptions, the O2 network serves 5 million of those subscriptions. According to GSMA, high speed mobile broadband penetration, consisting of 3G and 4G/LTE technologies, is currently more than 90% in the country.
Jakub Votava, Director for Network Architecture and Development at O2 Czech, has a ringside view on the rapidly evolving Czech mobile market. “The number of subscribers using a 4G/LTE handset has grown by 50% on the O2 Czech network during the past one year”, according to Votava. “We see high speed 4G/LTE data services, which are crucial to support data hungry applications and video streaming as our main growth area today. Sicap Device Management Centre perfectly supports our growth strategy by automatically connecting data users on our network, without burdening the customer care center with handset configuration problems”, Votava adds. “Sicap DMC has proven a future proof solution enabling us to evolve to next generation services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE)”, Votava concludes.
Magnus Moller Petersen, the Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Sicap Schweiz AG confirms Votava’s statement and adds: “Czech Republic is one of the European 4G/LTE fast-growth pockets. For Sicap, the co-operation with a progressive operator such as O2 Czech is a strength, as our Device Management business gets prepared to serve the growing numbers of VoLTE roll-outs in Europe”, concludes Moller Petersen.
About O2 Czech:
O2 is the largest integrated telecommunications provider in the Czech market. At present it operates close to eight million mobile and fixed accesses, which ranks us among the market leaders in fully converged services in Europe. To users of mobile services in the Czech Republic it offers state-of-the-art HSPA+ and LTE technology. O2 has the most comprehensive proposition of voice and data services in the Czech Republic, and actively exploits the growth potential of the various business lines, especially ICT. Its data centers, with total floor area of 7,300 square meters, rank us among the leaders in hosting, cloud and managed services. O2 data centers belong to the few commercial ones in Central Europe to have TIER III certification. With its O2 TV we are also the largest IPTV service provider in the Czech Republic.
About Sicap: Sicap is a global telecommunication solution provider enabling Mobile Network Operators and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) to deliver an all-encompassing customer experience. Its solution portfolio, which include Device and SIM Management, Customer Insight and Engagement, Device Knowledge and Mobile Security make the mobile world more profitable, manageable and secure. Sicap works with more than 80 mobile service providers in 76 countries. Its international team in nine locations ensures excellent customer service worldwide. All the solutions are available from the Cloud with a pay-as-you-grow pricing model to give its customers a quick deployment time, minimized upfront investment and low operational costs. For more: http://www.sicap.com