Nov 30 2015
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Zain Bahrain B.S.C. (c)
SLA Mobile, a global mobile solutions provider, will be in attendance for the third year running at Zain’s annual Technology Conference (ZTC) as one of Zain’s leading solution providers.
Zain Group, a mobile telecommunications company present in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, will host the annual conference this week in Bahrain from 30thNovember to 2nd December under the theme ‘Transforming Our World’, reflecting Zain’s strategic aspirations of delivering a compelling digital lifestyle to its customers. The conference offers a platform to Zain’s solution providers allowing them to showcase their latest innovations and celebrate their recent achievements in collaboration with the mobile operator.
This year’s ZTC will be held in the presence and patronage of His Excellency Engineer Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications for the Kingdom of Bahrain and attended by Zain Bahrain Chairman, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Ali Al Khalifa, Zain Group CEO Scott Gegenheimer, Zain Bahrain CEO Mohammed Zainalabedin and Zain Group CTO Hisham Allam, among 600 participants made up of senior Zain personnel from across the company’s operations and other technology providers attendees.
SLA Mobile is Zain’s official Direct Operator Billing service partner and has been continuing to rolling out the digital service across Zain’s operating companies over the past year. Direct Operator Billing allows Zain subscribers to pay for digital goods and services by charging the transaction to their monthly phone bill or by deducting the amount from their pre-paid credit.
SLA Mobile’s portfolio of digital services puts the customer at the centre of the business and provides new revenue streams for both mobile operators and partners. SLA Mobile will be showcasing their Customer Centric Identity solution at the conference this year which is a form of Identity Access Management giving mobile operators the ability to build unique customer profiles and personalise customer engagement.
Nic Stirk, CEO of SLA Mobile commented, “We are looking forward to participating at Zain’s Technology Conference for the third year running. We have continued to work with Zain over the past year to roll out Direct Operator Billing across all operating companies and this year we will be showcasing another digital service solution, Customer Centric Identity which will help Zain gain insights into their customer’s behaviour and allow them to improve their customer’s experience.”
Zain Group’s Chief Technology Officer, Hisham Allam commented: “ZTC 2015 is going to be a momentous occasion for Zain and its technology innovation partners. Our sector is an exciting, vibrant, evolving, complex one, and now, more than at any time in the past it is important for there to be a large degree of information exchange and transparency in our industry.”
For further information please contact:
Ashley O’Kane – Brand and Marketing Communications Manager at SLA Mobile
About SLA Mobile
SLA Mobile is a global mobile solutions company that is continually moving forward. Creating Managed Digital Service Solutions that help mobile operators engage with their customers and monetise their networks and data assets. Our heritage and strength working in mobile professional services at the top end of the Telco market for over 10 years has made us the company we are today. For further information, visit www.sla-mobile.com
Zain is a leading telecommunications operator across the Middle East and Africa providing mobile voice and data services to over 45.6 million customers as of 30 September2015. With a commercial presence in 8 countries, Zain operates in: Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and South Sudan. In Lebanon, the Group manages ‘touch’ on behalf of the government. In Morocco, Zain has a 15.5% stake in ‘INWI’, through a joint venture. Zain is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (stock ticker: ZAIN).www.zain.com
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