Leading North American Mobile Commerce Software Provider, Qpass, Positions for International Expansion with Membership to Key Global Trade Association
London, UK - 7 October, 2004 - Qpass, the proven and preferred provider of mobile commerce software, today announced that the company has joined the GSM Association (GSMA), the leading global trade association dedicated to promoting the interests of more than 660 GSM & 3GSM mobile operators that serve 1.1 billion mobile users across 209 countries and territories.
"Over the past several years, Qpass has achieved dominance in the US market, providing mobile commerce software to leading mobile operator customers including Cingular Wireless and AT&T Wireless, two of the global top ten," said Chase Franklin, Qpass CEO. "We're quickly building a strong position in Europe and exploring opportunities in other key global markets. The GSMA offers unparalleled events, information and resources for these critical markets."
Qpass Services Management software is the foundation of premium data and service delivery programmes, enabling delivery, payment and customer care on product offerings including ringtones, games, and premium messaging.
"As an open standard with open interfaces, GSM provides a truly global opportunity for telecommunications suppliers including software specialists such as Qpass," said Bill Gajda, Chief Marketing Officer of the GSM Association. "GSM is already widely used as a platform for a wide variety of innovative m-commerce applications. Through its Associate Membership, Qpass can make a major contribution to GSM's continuing growth in this area."
Qpass, headquartered in the US and with offices in Europe, is the proven and preferred provider of mobile commerce software for leading mobile operators. Qpass customers collectively reach more than 70 million subscribers today. These operators, including Cingular Wireless, AT&T Wireless, Nextel, Alltel and Dobson, use the Qpass Services Management software as an overlay to existing business systems. The software efficiently manages mobile commerce payment and settlement, content partner relationships, service bundle creation and customer care in mobile or Wi-Fi networks. Over the past 18 months alone, operators have achieved sales increases of more than 3,500% with Qpass software, driving premium data services business worth hundreds of millions of dollars per year. Today more than 165 content partners and aggregators are integrated with Qpass software, delivering over 10,000 applications to mobile users. For more information, visit www.qpass.com.
About the GSM Association:
The GSM Association (GSMA) is the global trade association that exists to promote, protect and enhance the interests of GSM mobile operators throughout the world. At the end of August 2004, it consisted of more than 660 second and third generation mobile operators and more than 140 manufacturers and suppliers. The Association's members provide mobile services to more than 1.1 billion customers across more than 200 countries and territories around the world. The GSMA aims to accelerate the implementation of collectively identified, commercially-prioritised operator requirements and to take leadership in representing the global GSM mobile operator community with one voice on a wide variety of issues nationally, regionally and globally.
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