You no longer have to worry about losing phone contacts thanks to cloud technology

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Subscribers in the Africa and the Middle East no longer have to worry about losing touch with friends, family or business contacts, should their phone be lost or stolen.

World leader in digital security announced that over three billion mobile phonebook contacts across the Middle East and Africa region alone are now being saved through its LinqUs Cloud Backup solution.

This market-leading solution is currently deployed by 22 different mobile network operators in the region, 90% of which have opted for Gemalto’s fully operated service in SaaS mode.

Gemalto is top on the list for managing platforms on behalf of customers with 9 out of 10 of our clients in the region opting for the Gemalto-operated-service solution. “It is clear we are increasingly recognized as a strategic partner that can support particularly dynamic business development plans.” Said Eric Claudel, President for Africa and Middle East, Gemalto.

Safeguarding the modern lifestyle

The cloud backup reflects its value as an essential safeguard for modern connected lifestyles. Offered by the mobile operators, familiar and trusted by subscribers, it works with any type of phone, whether feature phone or smart phone, and regardless of whether contacts are saved in the handset or the SIM card. For end users, storing and retrieving contacts are hence simple and seamless operations, which provide complete peace of mind.

The technology addresses three key mobile consumer needs; data protection, device protection and family protection. The solutions enable mobile network operators (MNOs) to improve customer engagement and increase their brand loyalty by offering a value added service that users can trust and rely on.

Mobile operators can either opt or an on-premise platform, or choose a fully hosted cloud-base service that provides equal levels of industry security and flexibility.

Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast moving mobile and digital environment, Gemalto enables companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.

Among services playing a big role in safe modern lifestyles are embedding cryptographic software in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential management.

 

 

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Melissa Daniels
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