Aikku secures international mobile remittance hub.
Aikku provides Belgacom ICS with the mobile financial services expertise and resources to assess all risk aspects of the international mobile remittance service offering.
Brussels – May 4th 2009 – Aikku, the mobile financial services consulting firm, is conducting a risk assessment mission for Belgacom International Carrier Services (Belgacom ICS), the leading global carrier of voice, data and value added services. The primary goal of the mission is to assess and help mitigate all the potential risks associated to Belgacom ICS’ international mobile remittance hub service prior to commercial launch.
Aikku’s role is focused on measuring the business, technical, and security impacts of operating an international mobile financial service such as Belgacom ICS’. The service enables mobile network operators to interconnect their mobile wallet services, which are subject to specific local rules and regulations, and to offer cross border transfers with multiple countries. As an intermediary payments service provider, the service plays a key role in ensuring the end-to-end regulatory compliance of the mobile remittance service.
“It is critical to identify and mitigate all associated risks before launching and operating a platform where performance, security, availability and regulatory compliance is mandatory.” said Frederic Schepens, VP of Strategic Business Development at Belgacom ICS, “we have chosen Aikku to conduct this assessment to leverage their mobile financial expertise and risk assessment methodology.”
Risk assessment is a widely recognized and accepted analytic tool for estimating the likelihood and severity of security, financial and regulatory risks and for informing decisions on how to manage those risks. A transparent and accurate risk assessment is necessary for Belgacom ICS decision makers to make wise risk management decisions during the initial phases of the project.
“We are very proud of being chosen by Belgacom ICS to conduct this risk assessment” said Djellali Mokhtari, Aikku CEO “our team is fully dedicated to identifying all potential threats and providing appropriate countermeasures to ensure integrity of transactions throughout the service. We believe our mission will contribute to a successful commercial launch for the solution”.
About Belgacom ICS
Belgacom International Carrier Services S.A./NV (Belgacom ICS) is a leading global carrier of voice, data and value added services to over 500 wireless, wireline and service providers through sales offices in Brussels, Bern, Dubai, Singapore and New York. Belgacom ICS is at the forefront of the international communications industry, acting as a catalyst for growth, both in terms of traffic and reach. The company aims to enable global interworking across all networks, technologies and services. As a result of this approach and the joint venture with Swisscom ICS, Belgacom International Carrier Services is now one of the largest wholesale voice carrier and a world leader in data transit services. For more information, please visit www.belgacom-ics.com.
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