Evolving Systems Inc, a US-based provider of software systems for telecom operators, has received an order for its Dynamic SIM Allocation (DSA) solution from a major operator in Africa.
Thad Dupper, CEO, Evolving Systems, said that the contract was the third order for DSA in Africa.
“This operator is part of one of the largest telecom groups in the world, and their selection of DSA is further evidence of the considerable value that our solution offers operators in the extremely competitive wireless market,” Dupper said. “This is our second DSA win since June – an indication that we are building sales momentum as we grow our pipeline of prospective customers.”
DSA helps operators to streamline number usage and improve user experience.
Number availability is a critical issue in the many African markets, with many operators opting to pre-provision numbers for all SIM cards shipped into the market. An operator using DSA and DSA SIM cards, which are never pre-provisioned, are able to allocate numbers over-the air, at the point of first use, according to Evolving Systems.
“Numbers are only assigned to a DSA SIM once the SIM is sold, activated and becomes revenue producing. The result is a dramatic reduction in the quantity of numbers consumed, leaving more numbers available for future use,” the company said in a statement.
In addition, since numbers are allocated to DSA SIMs during the activation process, carriers can go a step further and allow their subscribers to choose a number, either through their own handset using on-device menus in a choice of languages, or via the retailer who provides the SIM. DSA will also support SIM swaps directly through the customer’s handset.