Since its inception in 2002, Global Telecom Services (GTS) Africa’s objective was to become the first Mobile Access Provider in Africa through its local operations, specialized in the provision of dedicated VAS long numbers to Enterprise Audiotex (Voice, SMS, UUSD) services accessible to all mobile GSM subscribers under transparency and non-discriminatory conditions.
The provision of VAS long numbers service in each country is subject to:
Currently operating in Cameroon and Nigeria, each GTS-Infotel company owning a VAS Shortcode licence has for more than 12 years, been a leading local VAS Provider, specialized in the provision of premium SMS Shortcodes and Bulk SMS services across local GSM networks, to Enterprises and other VAS Providers.
Given the context of the emergence of a local digital economy in Africa, and thanks to the large experience of his founder through his pioneering role in the development and operation of GSM mobile networks for 10 years, and his pioneering role in the development of mobile VAS business for 15 years, Dr.-Ing. Pierre-François KAMANOU has designed the Mobinawa network, the first of its kind in Africa, dedicated to local digital transportation of data Communications & Application services offered by Businesses to mobile customers, in order to keep local data traffic locally.
The Mobinawa Network is designed to securely and easily connect Business ICT platforms (all associated to a single VAS short/long number identifying a company) to mobile consumers & collaborators using Mobinawa App (identified by a mobile number) over multiple channels: Voice/Video, SMS/MMS, mWebApp.
Hence, GTS Africa is now positioning itself as the first local mobile OTT-VAS Operator in Africa, a new player in the mobile ICT Ecosystem, specialized in the provision of multichannel mobile access services enabling Businesses to offer digital services to mobile consumers via the Mobinawa App over Internet channel, as well as via dedicated VAS long numbers (Audiotext numbers) across the local GSM networks over Voice, SMS & USSD channels.
Thus, becoming the first "MobiTech Startup" in Africa, GTS Africa has deployed in the cloud the Mobinawa network after 3 years of R&D, with the aim to support digital transformation of Enterprises of all sizes in each African country, and is currently in its pilot phase in France, Cameroon and Nigeria.
With the technical assistance of GTS Africa, the 2 local companies have recently been granted a Telecom VAS licence with ranges of VAS long numbers and are currently in process of interconnecting the core Mobinawa network (Voipswitch & SMS/USSD Gateway) to all the local fixed & mobile networks in order to introduce mobile DID services in Nigeria and Cameroon.
GTS Africa will progressively extend its Mobinawa network to other countries in Africa, through the setting up of affiliates with local partners, for the acquisition of Telecom VAS licenses with ranges of VAS long numbers.
GTS Africa has devoted significant funding in "Research and Development" towards the analysis and evaluation of the technological platforms of various international vendors of products for the provision of various types of mobile Business VAS solutions, to fulfill the particular requirements of the African market.
To make Mobinawa App, the best tool suitable for the seamless mobile transformation of Businesses of all sizes.
To be the leading pan-African Mobile VAS Network Operator, providing SMART connectivity to Business ICT services accessible to all mobile subscribers over multiple channels (data, Voice, SMS, USSD) under non-discriminatory conditions.
The sustainable development of Enterprise mobile VAS segment in the era of digital economy in Africa relies mainly on the setup of an ecosystem that allows all the players involved in the value chain to earn equitably.