WSO2.Telco, a joint venture between Axiata Digital and WSO2, announced that seven leading telecom operators in Brazil are using the WSO2.Telco Digital Enablement Hub. They use it to deliver the GSMA Mobile Connect mobile-based authentication solution.
Just to provide a brief background, Axiata Digital is the digital service arm of Axiata Group Berhad. Established 4 years ago, the company has accumulated a portfolio of 30 brands. These brands operate in insurance, mobile advertising, eCommerce and more. Some of these brands are 11st, StoreKing, BIMA, AdKnowledge Asia, and Yonder Music
Together with WSO2, Axiata Digital launched WSO2.Telco last year. This is an open source platform for digital enablement based on WSO2’s middleware platform. The platform is developed by Axiata’s digital services unit, Axiata Digital Services Sdn Bhd (AD) and its Sri Lankan operating company, Dialog Axiata PLC (Dialog).
Essentially, WSO2.Telco offers extended ease of use for mobile users. These users can securely access a range of websites, apps and services by using their mobile numbers for identification. Simultaneously, this would be beneficial for all telecom operators adopting the solution. This is because it helps enhance the experience of the digital services they provide.
This marks a new milestone for WSO2.Telco as it is the first Digital Enablement Hub launched in the Americas. Currently, WSO2.Telco technology powers a Digital Enablement Hub for Axiata. In other words, it powers a system that’s used by 320 million customers covering six counties in the ASEAN and South Asia region. Furthermore, it also powers a Mobile Connect Hub in India that brings together six Indian operators serving over 800 million customers.
It gives customers the ability to create and manage a universal identity to login into services. It offers simplicity and security to authenticates users. In doing so, it ensures that they can access digital and mobile content safely. Mobile Connect works by making use of a user’s mobile number, It then combines the mobile number with a PIN to verify and allow online access.
The service will be used commercially by a wide range of digital service providers. Some of these services are: commerce, finance and banking, health services, and entertainment. During initial stages, Brazilian mobile subscribers will be able to access Mobile Connect services, including login and self-care apps, from their operator’s website. In terms of future plans, this will be compatible with any location that has the Mobile Connect logo.
As we stated above, the Mobile Connect service in Brazil is powered by the WSO2.Telco API-driven digital enablement hub. This cloud-based hub enables telecom operators to create and manage numerous network services. And at a lower cost in comparison to previous systems. As the service is fully managed by WSO2.Telco on behalf of the seven telecom operators in Brazil, it has allowed the operators to offer better services to their customers.
At the same time, solution providers who work with the telecom operators will also benefit. This is because they can offer all the advantages of Mobile Connect. These include an easy, intuitive user experience along with robust security. Significantly, solution providers are gaining access to what is by far the largest hub in Brazil, enabling them to reach a majority of mobile consumers in Brazil through a single integration with the WSO2.Telco-powered hub.
Venura Mendis, CEO of WSO2.Telco explained that “We’re proud to empower the Brazilian mobile users and telecom operators with GSMA’s Mobile Connect solution. With the launch of this hub we are expanding our footprint beyond Asia and now power over 1 billion end users”. If you’re interested in WSO2.Telco, you can read more about it here.
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Seedstars, a global organization based in Switzerland promotes, connects and invests up to $1 million USD in emerging market startups through their exclusive startup competition held in over 60 countries.
Seedstars, a global organization based in Switzerland promotes, connects and invests up to $1 million USD in emerging market startups through their exclusive startup competition held in over 60 countries. Last year, we saw Seedstars come to Sri Lanka for the first time. LayUp was selected as the winner of the first Seedstars Colombo, which was held last year. LayUp then went onto represent Sri Lanka as a finalist at Seedstars Global. Eight startups will be competing at SeedStars Colombo 2017.
The winning startup will receive an all-expenses paid trip to both the Seedstars Asia Regional Summit in Bangkok. They’ll also win a trip to Switzerland to compete at the Seedstars Global Summit for equity investments of up to USD 1 million, and to meet with international mentors and investors.
(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
MAS Innovation Center
#50 Foster Lane, Colombo
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Startup weekend-Trincomalee Beach Calling entrepreneurs, Growth Hackers, Dreamers, Rain Makers and Startup Catalysts to change the world in 54 hours! Bring your creativity and skills and Join Startup Weekend Trincomalee
Startup weekend-Trincomalee Beach
Calling entrepreneurs, Growth Hackers, Dreamers, Rain Makers and Startup Catalysts to change the world in 54 hours! Bring your creativity and skills and Join Startup Weekend Trincomalee ,Friday 27th to Sunday 29st Octon,2017 at Trinco beach hotel, Trinco
What’s Startup Weekend, Anyway?
Startup Weekend is a global phenomenon – 54 hours of fast and furious prototype development through to exploring potential markets and pitching. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to build lasting relationships with co-founders; mentors, and investors.The real value comes from taking an idea from concept through to execution using Lean tactics and working under high pressure with the best startups.
Google for Entrepreneurs is the global partner for Techstars Startup Weekend Program, including Startup Weekend, Startup Next and Startup Digest. Google is a sponsor of Techstars Accelerator Programs. Techstars collaborates with the Google for Entrepreneurs campuses across the globe to support engagement with entrepreneurs everywhere.
What You Can Do?
In short, Startup Weekend shapes the lives of many people as a starting point as entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts. Ultimately, it’s an amazing spring board to get started on something (a new business, career at a startup or great relationships).
Come pitch, join a team, iron out your business model, and build away! In just 54 hours teams will come together to create startups from scratch and learn about entrepreneurship in a hands-on and meaningful way. Developers, designers, business experts, and makers will come to build prototypes and launch startups that use hardware or software to interconnect us all and change the world.
WHO GOES TO STARTUP WEEKENDS?
Experienced business people or budding entrepreneurs, Creative designers, Coders, growth hackers who are looking for new ideas and wanting to challenge their skills – Startup Weekends are a fun and exciting way to to upskill and test yourself in the world of startups
WHAT DO YOU DO AT A STARTUP WEEKEND?
Starting from 6.30 PM on Friday registration will be done, Welcome speech, Dinner, Startup pitches ideas chosen and lasting teams formed. By late Friday night you’ll be on your way with goals set and roles assigned.
Saturday is all about validation – contacting potential customers and checking out if there is really a market for your idea – and reacting fast if you need to change. Meanwhile if you’re a developer or a designer you’ll be furiously building the product.
Sunday is about making it work and preparing for the final pitch to a panel of carefully chosen judges. Throughout the process mentors from all backgrounds will be on hand. (link to timetable)
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER
Celebrate! We’ll put in place a follow up event, and there will be other opportunities, including our Co-Starters program.
What is the benefit of attending Startup Weekend ?
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go. It’s like an MBA in a weekend.
2) Build your network:
This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or a even an investor.
3) Co-Founder Dating:
We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.
4) Learn a new skill:
Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are prefect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.
5) Actually launch a business:
Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.
6) Get face time with thought leaders:
Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as mentors and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.
7) Save money & get stuff:
Startup Weekends cost $40 (less for students). Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources our global sponsors, and all the coffee you can drink.
8) Join a global community:
Join over 30,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.
Facilities for the Attendees?
Mentors : Whether it’s growth, design, or prototype,you’ll find a mentor who can help
Free WIFI: You will Get Free WIFI Access from our Telecom Partner
Meals : Morning Refreshment Plus Lunch and Dinner
Community Perks and Discounts : Take advantage of perks and discounts offered to all Startup Weekend participants from the Global sponsors.
Much More: Whatever you are building, our sponsors and community have put together some fantastic resources to help you build your idea.
october 27 (Friday) - 29 (Sunday)
Trinco Beach Hotel
326,Dyke Street, Trincomalee