Release from 25.10.2018

A1 Telekom Austria Group wins ”Best OTT Partnership” at the Global Carrier Awards 2018

The Global Carrier Awards were presented on October 24th 2018. With the newly developed carrier billing platform project, the A1 Telekom Austria Group wholesale team won the renowned award in the "Best OTT Partnership" category.

The Global Carrier Awards are among the most important award ceremonies for wholesale providers worldwide. This year's award ceremony took place with over 400 guests during the "Capacity Europe" conference in London. The A1 Wholesale Team was represented with five nominations this year: 'Best Pan-European Wholesale Carrier', 'Best Marketing Team', 'Best OTT Partnership', 'Best Voice Service Innovation on Mature Markets' and 'Best Data Service Innovation on Mature Markets'. 
 
The rewarded “Best OTT Partnership” project is the newly developed carrier billing platform. It allows fast and easy payment of digital goods. The advantage of the platform is that customers do not need additional means of payment, for example a credit card,  to buy digital goods. Instead, A1 simply deducts the amount from the next mobile phone bill. Thus, the Carrier Billing platform serves as an enabler for the ongoing digitalization.
 
Franz Bader, Head of Wholesale and International Business, A1 Telekom Austria Group describes the potential for the wholesale marketplace in the future: “Our new Carrier Billing Platform simplifies the development of new OTT partnerships and the expansion of existing OTT partnerships. Furthermore, international carriers are able to offer additional products and services to the OTT's, which potentially allows them to create new revenue streams.”
 
The A1 Telekom Austria Group received the popular award for the third time. The jury honored the company with the "Best European Project" award in 2016 and with the "Campaign of the Year" award in 2013.
 

A1 Telekom Austria Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 24 million customers, currently operating in seven countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia (A1), Belarus (velcom), Republic of Serbia (Vip mobile) and Republic of Macedonia (one.Vip).
 
Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions, A1 Telekom Austria Group achieved revenues of 4.38 billion Euros by year end 2017. Around 19.000 employees and state of the art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible and enable people, companies and things to connect everywhere anytime. As European unit of América Móvil, one of the largest wireless services provider in the world, A1 Telekom Austria Group is headquartered in Vienna and gives access to global solutions.

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