Emida Provides Direct Top Up for OCL in the South Pacific
FOOTHILL RANCH, California, December 30, 2008 (Business Wire) – Emida Technologies, a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, has announced it now supports prepaid mobile direct top up in five countries in the South Pacific with partner, Oceanic Communications Limited (OCL).
OCL is a master distributor for Digicel in the Pacific and is part of Facey Commodity Co. Ltd group. The five countries are: Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga & Vanuatu. These countries have a combined population of over 7.5 million. Digicel operates mobile services in these countries and OCL provides Digicel with handset and prepaid recharge fulfillment services. OCL decided to use Emida to start migrating from physical cards to direct top up in Q3, 2008 and Emida was able to provide system equipment and enable live service and transactions in all countries before or at the start of December 2008. These direct top up services are grouped under the Digicel brand, DirectFlex and at the end of December 2008, they had been used by more than 27,000 customers at over 350 locations in the five countries.
Patrick Neill, Regional EVD Manager for OCL said: “Emida has done an incredible job in helping us meet very tight project deadlines. We see great synergies between our companies and expect to extend our direct top up footprint aggressively in the months to come”.
Steve Gooderham, General Manager, Emida International adds “OCL is a great partner – they are totally engaged with and see the benefits to all parties of direct top up. Everybody at Emida looks forward to working and succeeding with OCL.”
Emida is a leader in the global prepayment and value transfer market, operating in 27 countries in North & South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and the South Pacific.
Emida’s technology allows for the domestic and international distribution and value transfer of many types of prepaid products including prepaid wireless, long distance, lottery and stored value. The company’s strategy is to build profitable, robust distribution networks for many prepaid products in identified operating geographies and introduce unique cross-border value products between regions. Emida’s POSA solution provides a robust revenue solution for distributors and carriers alike.