iBASIS, a leading provider of communications solutions for telecoms operators and digital service providers, has announced that mobile start-up TPG Telecom (TPG Mobile) has selected it to deliver ‘instant, ultra-efficient, secure access to all Application-to-Person (A2P) services’ for its subscribers in Singapore. The contract award follows an audit of TPG’s A2P routing and access services, which reportedly identified ‘key obstacles to seamless delivery of key services and the requirement for a highly secure carrier-grade A2P offering, enabling subscribers to access capabilities such as iMessage activation with Apple, Facebook, and Google messaging’.
The vendor claims its A2P and P2P solution will allow the mobile operator to optimise and streamline services for its customers. TPG dipped its toe in the domestic market in 2016 offering free plans to customers, before launching its first commercial tariff – a 50GB for SGD10 (USD7.2) SIM-only plan – in March 2020. To date, TPG has signed up more than 400,000 trial and paid subscribers in the city-state.