TI and Bharti sign MoU

20 Nov 2008

Telecom Italia (TI) Sparkle and Bharti Telesoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly work on the commercial launch of a new pre-paid roaming hub solution for mobile operators worldwide. The value added solution will allow pre-paid roamers to recharge their accounts while roaming on a third party operator’s network. The partners plan to launch services by the second quarter of 2009. Mao Mohapatra, CEO of Bharti Telesoft said, ‘With the majority of new mobile subscribers opting for pre-paid services, the demand for pre-paid roaming recharge is vast … Pre-paid Roaming Hub provides both a practical and easy-to-use recharge service for roamers, and boosts roaming revenues.’