M1 launches carrier billing for BES12

telecomasia.net

Singapore's M1 has become the first operator in Southeast Asia to offer BlackBerry's BES12 Cloud bundled with new or renewed business mobile plans.

The operator is the first in the region to take advantage of BlackBerry's Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing, which offers multi-OS support from a single console, including for personal and company-issued devices.

The platform supports remote provisioning of corporate applications and the setting of usage rights over the portal.

M1 will also offer upgrade options including more advanced EMM features, billed via a monthly subscription model using carrier billing.

“M1 is pleased to be the first in Southeast Asia to bring the benefits of BES12 to customers with easy deployment through Cloud,” the company's chief product development and corporate solutions officer Willis Sim said.

“This partnership with BlackBerry simplifies the way customers buy and use mobility, driving efficiencies and ultimately helps businesses enhance the way they service their own customers.”

Operators including Vodafone India, Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom, Malaysia's Maxis and Celcom Axiata agreed to support carrier billing for BES12 last year.

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