O2 to deploy business VPN services


6 Aug 2004

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Siliconrepublic.com has learned that O2 Ireland is to offer enhanced virtual private network (VPN) services to its business customers following the signing of a deal between the Irish mobile carrier and Canadian software company Redknee Inc. The services will enable businesses to generate cost savings by deciding which mobile services will be paid for by employees from their personal accounts.

Since deploying VPN technology last year O2 has experienced continuous growth in business customers who require mobile VPN services.

Redknee’s Synaxis technology provides full support for integration between a business’s legacy systems and SMS, multicard and other mobile solutions.

“Companies can decide which mobile services will be paid for by employees from their personal accounts, generating costs savings,” explains Oliver Coughlan, CTO of O2 Ireland. “In addition, we have lowered operational costs and improved the subscriber experience with Redknee’s web-based service management solution.”

“O2’s business customers can fully leverage the advanced features of the solution including prepaid accounts for premium services, simplified service configuration via a Web GUI, and short code dialing among subscribers,” said Chris Newton-Smith, Redknee’s vice president of global sales.

Redknee’s next generation software is being used by 24 of the world’s top tier mobile network operators to manage more than 100 million mobile subscribers worldwide.

By John Kennedy