ASPIDER-NGI delivers carrier billing gateway to 2degrees


ASPIDER-NGI, a leading MVNE, announced the supply of integrated carrier billing solutions to 2degrees, one of New Zealand’s largest carriers.

APIDER-NGI is providing a ‘Carrier Billing Gateway’ to 2degrees Mobile NZ, enabling it to become the first network in the country to allow customers to purchase content from the Google Play platform on their mobile account. The solution allows all 2degrees Android customers to access and pay for Google content such as apps, movies, music and books as well as in-app purchases on their phones in a way that’s faster and simpler. ASPIDER-NGI is a leading MVNE allowing mobile operators to engage their customers with compelling service plans, engaging promotions and innovative content, all designed to build loyalty and increase revenue.

2degrees Chief Marketing Officer Malcolm Phillipps says the partnership is another example how 2degrees is working with innovators to make life easier for its customers. “Our long standing technology partnership with ASPIDER-NGI has enabled us to bring this service to market quickly and with minimum impact on the network and other internal platforms,” he says. “ASPIDER-NGI delivers a solution which seamlessly integrates with our back-end systems for Pre and Post Paid Subscribers, provides simple and powerful customer care functionality and performs the complex reconciliation related to a service like Google Direct Carrier Billing.”

Jan Mooijman, CEO of ASPIDER-NGI said: “Having worked with 2degrees since their launch into the NZ market, we are excited to see them leading the market with carrier billing. “We have developed a multi-tenant carrier billing gateway specifically to enable quick carrier billing integration between the operators and marketplaces like Google Play”. The approach uses Diameter to integrate charging on the carrier side so the billing integration has low impact on 2degrees. By delivering the solution in a “as a service” model, 2degrees can focus on marketing the service, leaving ASPIDER-NGI to manage and operate the service.