Elephant Talk Signs Contract With the Union of German Police to Expand Mobile Services Into Germany
BONN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (
Under the contract Elephant Talk will deliver its mobile services, including SIM-Cards, Airtime and a variety of Service Options, based on its carrier grade Mobile Virtual Network Enabling Platform including CRM, Billing Solutions and Online Self-service portals. GdP is serving the products to its members while continuing their partnership with Bauer Concept for the logistics and customer support. Elephant Talk will provide the mobile services over the network of Telekom Deutschland, the German operating company of Deutsche Telekom, guaranteeing the members of GdP, what is believed to be the best possible Network Quality.
Steven van der Velden, CEO of Elephant Talk, stated, "The size and scope of this contract materially impacts our financial results over the next two years. We are very pleased with the closing of this contract in just a short time after entering the German market via our recent acquisition of the assets of Ensercom. Since Germany is Europe's largest telecom market, we believe this project provides validation that our world class platform and services are being adopted by the largest names in the industry and coupled with our integration of Enerscom, should lead to additional contracts in the German marketplace. Elephant Talk's efforts to expand its business are expected to increase both revenue and earnings throughout 2012. We believe that the adoption of our platform in Germany will allow us to forge relationships with additional new customers, secure new contract awards, enter new markets, increase earnings, and improve shareholder value."
Hamit Pourian, Wholesale Manager of Telekom Deutschland, stated, "The partnership between Elephant Talk and Deutsche Telekom guarantees the members of the GdP the best network quality and provides us with excellent flexibility in the products and services to ensure our high quality approach for the German market."
Carsten Becker of Elephant Talk Germany stated, "This deal is the best sign of the excellent partnership between Elephant Talk and Telekom Deutschland, and shows the potential of additional MVNO-Sales, mostly focusing on large communities, realizing clear benefits for them. We believe this guarantees a win-win-win situation for the benefit of all partners involved."
"Based on our superior world class mobile enabling platform and the strength of our operations team the implementation of the entire project just took six weeks, which is a great accomplishment for a project of this magnitude," said Martin Zuurbier, Chief Technology Officer of Elephant Talk. "We are excited by the opportunity to serve the German marketplace with our unique set of enabling services. Over the next few months, Elephant Talk will continue to introduce new features in Germany to ensure that all the customers can benefit from our presence to the fullest extent. This will open up many potential opportunities for new products, solutions and business for MVNO's and Branded Sales Partners along with their customer bases."
GdP is the head organization of the Union of the German Police, representing the interests of more than 170,000 police officers in Germany. Next to taking the lead in representing the interests of the police officers, GdP also offers a lot of value added solutions to their members, such as credit cards, special mobile phone solutions, insurances and so on. For more information, visit (www.gdp.de).
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