Amdocs announced that Ztar Mobile, a leader in private branded wireless services and solutions, will deploy Amdocs’ cloud-based, connected money solution for international mobile-to-mobile airtime recharging, or top-ups, in the US and Canada. This will allow customers to top up airtime of family and friends’ phones in home countries, providing an easier way for communities to stay in touch.
The Amdocs Mobile Financial Services Connected Money solution, deployed as a cloud service, will be integrated with Ztar’s payment systems and channels and is pre-integrated with TransferTo’s global mobile airtime transfer solution. This will enable Ztar to quickly integrate the top-up platform directly with the prepaid recharge solutions of various mobile network operators in targeted countries. The service will be delivered under a managed services contract, including service set-up and ongoing monitoring and operations. Amdocs will also assist Ztar to design and launch the service in the US and Canada.
“The international top up service provides our retail clients yet with another convenient offer for their guests to instantly top up airtime of family and friends’ phones in their home countries,” said Kevin Haddad, CEO of Ztar Mobile. “Amdocs connected money solution, offered as a cloud-based service, will allow us to launch a valued service in no time while Amdocs’ expertise in international mobile financial services and customer knowledge will help us deliver an unmatched customer experience.”
“The US and Canada have more than 54 million1 first-generation immigrants, which offers immense opportunities to mobile service providers looking to enter the international top-up, bill-payments and remittances market,” said Patrick McGrory, division president for Amdocs emerging offerings. “The Amdocs solution, pre-integrated with TransferTo solution, enables Ztar to diversify their business and quickly tap into the new revenue streams of international top-up markets, delivering the immediate experience that customers demand in today’s digital age.”