Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) is a leading international provider of mobile networking software and services. The company serves the needs of several of the world’s leading mobile network operators (MNOs) and technology firms – including Vodafone (NASDAQ: VOD), T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS), Zain, HP (NYSE: HPQ) and Affirmed Networks – with a comprehensive suite of applications, reliable industry expertise and high quality customer service. Elephant Talk also counts a host of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), enablers (MVNEs) and aggregators (MVNAs) among its customers and partners, effectively empowering global telecommunications while helping emerging players in the telecommunications industry gain a significant competitive advantage without the need for a substantial upfront investment.
With the rapid evolution of technology, the infrastructure in use by most MNOs is quickly left in the dust. The costs associated with operating and maintaining sizable network infrastructure make leading telecommunications firms think twice before adopting critical new technologies. Elephant Talk addresses legacy infrastructure challenges with its virtualized, software-based platforms. Its ET Software DNA® 2.0 platform, for example, can fundamentally change the business of an MNO or MVNO by offering significantly decreased operational costs. When combined with the ability to dramatically reduce time-to-market and improve scalability, the ET Platform helps emerging operators generate results faster than ever before at margins that support continued growth.
To fully understand the benefits of Elephant Talk’s innovative solutions for MNOs, one needs to understand how the telecommunications industry functions. In the United States, MNOs such as Verizon (NYSE: VZ), AT&T (NYSE: T) and Sprint (NYSE: S) maintain expansive nationwide networks offering service to millions of individuals. However, these networks offer more capacity than is used by the MNOs’ subscriber base. In order to more effectively leverage the capacity of an MNO network, these firms allow MVNOs to purchase excess capacity for use at wholesale rates. Some examples of MVNOs in the U.S. include Boost Mobile, which uses Sprint’s host network, and Cricket Wireless, which uses AT&T’s host network.
For new players in the telecommunications space, the costs associated with setting up a mobile network are staggering. Operating as an MVNO lowers this sizable barrier to entry, providing advantages for both MVNOs and MNOs along the way. Elephant Talk enables MNOs to create, manage and secure entire mobile networks and offer a fully equipped wholesale mobile cloud. The company’s modular system is safer, cheaper, easier to manage, more reliable and more secure than existing legacy systems. It also drives average revenue per user by offering a greater range of services, cost efficiencies and increased engagement with customers.
As an innovative MVNE, Elephant Talk also connects MVNOs to MNOs, allowing virtual network operators to offer a full suite of mobile voice, SMS and data services. The company’s technology gives MVNOs full control of their entire IT systems and network infrastructure through an intuitive cloud-based infrastructure, enabling potential cost savings of up to 90 percent and significant time-to-market advantages.
Elephant Talk empowers MVNOs and MNOs by providing a patented cloud-based mobile communications infrastructure, operating software and managed services. With a large list of clients including some of the telecommunications industry’s biggest names, the company is well positioned to build on its progress in the industry while promoting sustainable growth in the months to come.
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