Valista, formed after the merger of Irish mobile payments technology firm Network365 and US player iPIN, has been shortlisted for the GSM Association’s Best Mobile Application Developer Award 2004.
The nomination is a major endorsement by the global GSM industry of the company’s payments technology — Valista PaymentsPlus — and its experience in optimising the cost of growing the prepaid mobile market with Valista TopupPlus, which are both being used by mobile and fixed line operators, ISPs and enterprises worldwide to deliver a range of services to their customers.
Key global customers include Vodafone UK, NTT DoCoMo and Taito Corporation in Japan, France Telecom’s w-HA, Orange, Wanadoo, Tiscali and T-Online in France, 3 in eight countries, Hong Kong CSL, General Motors and TODO1 in the Americas, O2 in Europe, Oskar in the Czech Republic and Celltel Lanka in Sri Lanka.
The winner of the award will be announced at the gala 2004 GSM Association Awards dinner on 24 February in Cannes at the Martinez Hotel during the 3GSM World Congress.
Valista recently won two Wall Street Journal awards – the overall Gold Award for Business and the Business Finance Award 2003.
By John Kennedy