Partnering with eRate

12. of May, 2018

eRate and Working Group Two to partner to accelerate innovation in the mobile telco market.

eRate and Working Group Two signed an agreement today where Working Group Two will be eRate’s partner for a mobile core network delivered as a service. The agreement allows eRate to expand its offer from billing and customer handling systems to include a customizable and programmable mobile core network. This will allow eRate’s customers to develop their own products and services for their end-users.

eRate and Working Group Two are both aiming to radically enhance the pace of innovation in the mobile industry. Both parties have ambitions to create products and services that give subscribers – consumers and business users alike - increased use of their mobile subscriptions.

The co-operation will also open a platform for third parties to build products and services for customers of eRate and Working Group Two. This attempt to create a product and eco-system across operators, borders and networks is new to the industry, and both parties are excited about the prospects of together providing a market place for developers.

“eRate serves both IoT, m2m, consumer and business markets. With a strong set of partners and brands, we look forward to turbo-charging innovation in this market and competitiveness for eRate and eRates customers through the Working Group Two platform. Working Group Two is a perfect partner for eRates existing and future plans” says Ove Vik, CEO of eRate.

“eRate has a strong ambition to create differentiation for its customers, across segments, geographies and networks. This is an ambition we share, and eRate becomes an important partner to create strong future players that want to compete with new products and services” says Erlend Prestgard, CEO of WG2.

About the companies

eRate provides solutions and systems for billing and customer relationship management. We have expertise in billing and technical project management and deliver complete solutions to professionals in many different industries. Our focus is on streamlining and simplification of complex processes. eRate enables and facilitates the setup of new providers in the telecom industry. Our customers benefit from already established network operator agreements and economies of scale.

Working Group Two makes it easier to become a mobile operator and aims to 10x the innovation capacity in the mobile telecom industry. WG2 is developing a software layer laid across radio networks that opens the underlying capabilities of the networks to developers and enables products and services to work across networks. To give access to the necessary resources WG2 have built a full-stack mobile core network that has been built to be cloud-native.

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Working Groups Two's website is completely open-source and hosted on GitHub. Anyone is free to suggest changes through GitHub.

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