Briefs: NA telcos adopt GSMA's spam reporting service
North America’s major mobile operators - AT&T, Bell Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless – have launched the GSMA spam reporting service (SRS), in a move to help them address global messaging threats to their mobile networks.
The SRS, powered by Cloudmark technology, allows participating operators to share attack intelligence in real time so that appropriate action can be taken to prevent spam attacks from advancing.
The SRS provides a worldwide clearinghouse of messaging threats and misuse which have been reported by mobile users. The service is operated on behalf of the GSMA by Cloudmark.
It analyses SMS traffic and identifies and aggregates reports of misuse submitted by mobile subscribers of participating networks via a short code.
The SRS correlates data from all participating networks and provides operators with live, online reports that flag attacks in progress. This gives operators the information necessary to take appropriate action to protect their subscribers and their networks from further potential harm, the GSMA said.
In addition, the service also offers an Android app that operators can make available to their Android smartphone users. This app allows subscribers to submit spam details to the operator.
Amdocs launches a cloud-based m-commerce solution
Amdocs has introduced a cloud-based gateway which it says enables mobile operators to quickly, securely and cost-effectively scale their mobile payments business for both prepaid and postpaid customers to open new revenue streams.
The Amdocs Mobile Payments is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based solution and is BSS vendor agnostic. It allows mobile operators to onboard and manage the richest set of app stores, merchants and aggregators process transactions for both physical and digital goods or services settle against all available payment methods such as postpaid bill, prepaid balance or mobile wallet.
The solution allows fast time to market as it is pre-integrated with Google's Android Market and supports the requirements of other app stores, such as Microsoft Marketplace, BlackBerry AppWorld, and Amazon, leading content providers, gaming and virtual credits companies, and payment aggregators.
NXP Software demos smart player solutions
NXP Software is demonstrating its LifeVibes smart player solutions for TV and video on demand (VOD) at Mobile World Congress.
These include the LifeVibes social TV solution, which allows people to drag and drop between the player and the social control panel.
The other product on show is LifeVibes QuickPlayer, a solution that allows service providers to bring TV and VOD services to a wide range of smart devices.
NXP Software said the solution allows easy deployment of video services via an app on over 700 models of Android phone and tablet, as well as on iOS devices, and it enables content monetization through its application hardening solution.
Accumulate launches mobile merchant app
Accumulate launches a mobile merchant app for small merchants and event-based trading, such as markets, fairs and seasonal trade.
The new merchant app is based on Pera Mobile, the standard for mobile payments, and works as a mobile POS terminal without the need of extra hardware or additions.
It can run on any Android, iPhone and iPad, and is technology independent and supports NFC (active and passive), QR codes, and bar codes.
Accumulate said the solution is best suited for payment service providers (PSP’s) and payment terminal manufacturers, who can now reach a new audience that previously only handled the cash purchase.