WidePoint Subsidiary Soft-ex Selected by Telefonica UK for Provisioning Cloud Digital Services
Soft-ex and Telefonica UK sign strategic partner agreement to deliver Cloud Digital Services to major customers across all business segments
McLean, Virginia, and Dublin, Ireland, July 14, 2015 – WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY), a leading provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) specializing in Cybersecurity and Telecommunications Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions, announced today that its subsidiary Soft-ex Communications Ltd. has been selected by Telefonica UK to deliver Cloud Digital Services to its major customers across all business segments. The initial three-year services arrangement has the potential to yield a multi-million pound sterling revenue opportunity to Soft-ex.
Under this agreement, Soft-ex will provide its online bill presentment and analytics solution to Telefonica UK clients. These large enterprise and public sector customers will now be able to view their consolidated bills for mobile, fixed, and PBX in a single location. With access to a centralized cloud portal, customers will be able to reduce time spent searching and analyzing their telecom expenses, leaving them more time to focus on reducing overall costs, improving inventory control, and introducing business efficiencies.
Ian Sparling, chief executive officer at Soft-ex, commented, “Customers want to be reassured they are getting the best deal and customer service from their communication service provider. Our solutions deliver that transparency and control to the customer. Soft-ex and Telefonica UK are committed to optimizing their customers’ fixed and mobile telecom operations and enhancing the overall customer experience. We are delighted to have been selected by Telefonica UK to provide this value-add cloud digital service for their enterprise and public sector clients.”
Billy D’Arcy, managing director, O2 Public Sector at Telefonica UK, said, “Digital services hold the key to helping our customers implement crucial cost savings. We help our customers tackle some of their toughest challenges by putting digital services at the heart of every solution. Soft-ex innovative service complements this vision and strategy. As a proven competitive differentiator for customer retention and new business acquisition, Soft-ex’s bill presentment and analytics platform offers an integral element in allowing us to provide an enhanced customer experience while at the same time reacting proactively to the business needs of our enterprise customers.”
Steve Komar, chief executive officer & chairman of WidePoint Corporation, stated, “We are delighted to enter into this strategic partnership with Telefonica UK. This is an exciting development in our overall CSP (Communication Service Provider) strategy and brings with it new global opportunities as we continue to focus our efforts on delivering innovative and game-changing solutions in the telecommunications market.”
Soft-ex is a leading supplier of Online Bill Presentment and Analytics SaaS solutions that provide unique online data intelligence for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and their Enterprise customers for fixed, mobile and PABX communications. Headquartered in Ireland with offices in the UK, and the Netherlands, we have customers and partners in over 90 countries globally. Customers include Telefónica, BT, Three, KPN, Telia, Microsoft, Nationwide, Lloyds, Shire and Prudential, to name but a few. For more information, visit www.soft-ex.net.
WidePoint (NYSE Mkt: WYY) is a leading provider of secure, cloud-delivered, enterprise-wide information technology-based solutions that can enable enterprises and agencies to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government-mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. WidePoint has several major government and commercial contracts. For more information, visit www.widepoint.com.
About Telefonica UK
O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited and is a leading digital communications company with the highest customer satisfaction for any mobile provider according to Ofcom. With over 24 million customers, O2 runs 2G, 3G and 4G networks across the UK, as well as operating O2 Wifi and owning half of Tesco Mobile. O2 has over 450 retail stores and sponsors The O2, O2 Academy venues and the England rugby team. Read more about O2 at www.o2.co.uk/news.