Global technology solutions provider MobileData has grown in size and focus in the past year, building capacity, expanding its product offering and refining its corporate image. Despite the harsh economic climate, the company has emerged as a force to be reckoned with within payment facilitation and prepaid electronic value distribution.
The South African technology company was established in 2007 and is renowned for its next generation service delivery platform TradeSwitch®. It has established itself as a technology partner to most of the local South African mobile networks.
MobileData is shifting its focus North of the Limpopo in taking TradeSwitch® to prepaid product distributors and service providers across the telecommunication, utility and financial sectors throughout Africa. MobileData’s objective is to establish prepaid ecosystems consisting of mobile payments and virtual product distribution services using TradeSwitch® across Africa.
Although the company does not focus exclusively on local South African business, it is a healthy contributor to Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment and achieved a level three BBBEE rating, with a BEE procurement recognition level of 110%.
MobileData recently relocated to bigger offices in the Mertech Building, Glenfield Office Park, in Faerie Glen, Pretoria to accommodate the rapid staff growth. The new office enables more effective interaction between technical teams while enhancing its corporate image with fitting enterprise branding.
“We have matured as an organisation and this is reflected in the strength of our product line, our service offering and our value proposition to the market. The demand for innovative prepaid technology services and mobile payment solutions are on the rise in an increasingly competitive environment. We are ensuring that our diversified technical skills sets, capacity and market experience are geared towards an all Africa focus” says André Louw, CEO of MobileData.
Louw is optimistic about future prospects within the African market, citing growth within the mobile payment space, an increasing number of competitors and a consistent focus on innovative product delivery solutions. “This is probably the most exciting time to be in this space… it is fiercely competitive and constantly changing. I believe we have the right people, experience, technology and skills required to make a significant impact on this continent.”