OpenWay’s WAY4 Processes AIS Mobile Top-up Transactions
OpenWay, a global provider of payment processing solutions for banks, telcos, processors and government agencies, announces the successful migration of Advanced Info Service Plc. (AIS) “Refill-On-Mobile” solution to WAY4.
June 20, 2008 - Belgium
Today, WAY4™ manages all prepaid phone mobile-refills and bulk purchases for AIS.
The OpenWay team replaced AIS's legacy system with WAY4™, establishing greater PIN security and offering an enhanced multi-level agent-based USSD top-up together with a host of other pioneering features, asserting OpenWay’s leadership in providing secure and high-performance transaction processing solutions.
“WAY4™'s ability to process AIS’s high volume top-up transactions with built-in fault tolerance affirms WAY4™ as the industry's most compelling technological proposition for mission critical, high performance systems requiring exceptional reliability. " said Wim Pardon, Director of OpenWay Belgium. “This deployment by one of Asia’s largest mobile services providers demonstrates the outstanding value OpenWay provides through our market leading combination of quality engineering and advanced technology.”
In addition to the benefit of enhancing the existing top-up features, WAY4™’s solution framework presents a string of business possibilities which allow AIS to innovate and bring new features to the market quickly.
"WAY4™ is an excellent illustration of how AIS brings together the best of breed enterprise solutions to deliver new levels of service experience to our business partners and mobile subscribers. We leveraged on OpenWay’s experience in secure payment transactions and WAY4™’s flexible solution framework to enhance our mobile refill system and to cater to the dynamic and rapidly growing business. Since then the transaction volume has increased by more than 30% and AIS agents have doubled." says Tay Yeow Lian, Vice President, Product Development, AIS.
WAY4™ Mobile Top-up is a mobile refill transaction processing solution from OpenWay. It has been designed to work with mobile solutions to process high-volume transactions and provide the necessary transactional and system security and reliability. Rich and proven in functionality, WAY4™ Mobile Top-up is best qualified to meet the needs of telcos in transaction management and to support innovation in mobile services.
Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS), a subsidiary of Shin Corporation PCL., is the established leader in Thailand’s wireless communications industry after more than 15 years of services with its market share more than 50%.
To date, AIS service network covers 795 districts (amphur) throughout Thailand, plus international roaming across in six continents. AIS has continuously enhanced and expanded its network in order to respond to the market and technological advances, whilst keeping abreast of consumers’ growing demands and needs. It continues to integrate the latest in advanced technology and deliver more than just voice communication, with GPRS and EDGE technology.
AIS strongly believe that wireless communications bring changes to the way Thai people live their life, regardless of who they are and what they do. With endless communications possibilities, the quality of life is better.
OpenWay Group was founded over 15 years ago. We develop WAY4, an innovative e-payment processing framework for banks, payment processors, telcos and petrol companies.
OpenWay was initially headquartered in Brussels, Belgium with one R&D team there and another in St. Petersburg, Russia. Today we are a global company with 10 offices and 130 customers around the world.
Our portfolio consists of WAY4 Card and Merchant Management, Financial Switching, Personalised Channel Banking, Prepaid Cards, E-Commerce, Mobile Payments, Digital Wallet, DCC, Fuel Cards, and other solutions.
Our customers include tier-1 giants, mid-size companies, and ambitious start-ups:
- Equens, Western Europe (SEPA-acquiring of 0.5 million merchants on WAY4)
- Savings Bank of Russia (issuing and acquiring back-office, and authorization switch for 140 million credit and debit cards on WAY4)
- SIX Group, a leading European payment company processing over 4,000,000 cards and migrated over 30 banks to WAY4 within 15 months
- Comdata, USA (commercial cards on WAY4)
- Network International, the Middle East (a processing center with approximately 60 banks on WAY4)
- Raiffeisenbank Int., Eastern Europe (a processing center for 15 banks and countries on WAY4)
- Bank Audi, MENA region (more than 40 card products on WAY4 including NFC)
- Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan (the first bank to launch Visa P2P Mobile Transfers)
- Lukoil Intercard, Eastern Europe (B2B fuel cards with comprehensive loyalty services on WAY4)
WAY4 live installations consistently demonstrate high performance; for example, 90 million cards issued and authorized on a single platform and 12 million POS/ATM clearing transactions processed daily by a single acquirer.
OpenWay, known for its commitment to long-term relationships, both serves customers locally and provides global support. Today our team unites approximately 500 payment business, digital technology, and security professionals.