BlackBerry announces Worldwide carriers supporting Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing

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Service leverages BlackBerry’s unique Enhanced SIM-based Licensing Technology

BlackBerry announced today that mobile operators from around the world, including EE (UK), Vodafone India, Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan), Maxis Berhad (Malaysia), Telekom Slovenia and Telekom Hungary, will provide BES12 Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing (ESBL) for their customers.

These mobile operators join a growing list that has already launched ESBL, including Vodafone Germany and Idea Cellular (India). Mobile operators using ESBL are able to provide customers with one monthly bill to subscribe to BlackBerry EMM services and BES12, a cross platform EMM solution. BlackBerry is the only EMM provider that is able to offer this service. The ESBL offering will support iOS, Android(TM), Windows Phone(R) and BlackBerry(R) 10 smartphones.

With ESBL, enterprise customers will be able to:

  • Get one monthly bill which consolidates BlackBerry’s EMM services as a bundled package along with airtime, data plan and other wireless features, such as MMS.
  • Receive “pay as you go” detailed monthly billing, and the ability to consolidate all users in an organization on one monthly bill. Billing will be immediately stopped if users are no longer accessing services.
  • Take advantage of the only BYOD solution that also provides Bring Your Own License (BYOL) where enterprise employees can purchase their own BES12 EMM license directly through their mobile operator and be billed in the same way as for their voice and data services.

BES12 provides expanded EMM capabilities that can manage any mobile deployment model such as BYOD, COPE and COBO, and is built on BlackBerry’s trusted and secure network. BlackBerry has worked with its expansive network of mobile operators to facilitate the onboarding of ESBL globally.

Here is what some of them have to say about ESBL and their partnership with BlackBerry:

Ettienne Brandt, Director of Corporate Business at EE:

“Businesses can realize significant benefits by becoming truly mobile, but they require security and management products that are simple to set up and use. At EE, we were the first UK operator to build security in to all of our business tariffs with our Super Secure 4GEE business products, and by building Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing for BES12 into our plans, we’re making it even easier for our customers to automatically and instantly provide the highest degree of protection while enabling a truly mobile business.”

Mr. Naveen Chopra – Director, Enterprise and Wholesale Business, Vodafone India:

“We are pleased to partner with BlackBerry on BES12 – which is the most secure and flexible Enterprise Mobility Management solution. Our partnership with BlackBerry will help us combine the benefits of our robust yet flexible enterprise offerings to our enterprise customers through simplified SIM based licensing model”

Kuo-Feng Lin, President of Mobile Business Group, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.

“Many of our customers rely on highly secure mobile devices and services that keep them more productive and add business value. Knowing our customers’ requirements, we are delighted to be the first mobile operator in Taiwan to extend the benefits of secure mobility with ESBL- an innovative way for us to make our customers’ lives more convenient. It simplifies the way our customers can pay for their mobile devices, data and management services.”

Abraham Foss, Head of Enterprise, Maxis Berhad:

“Maxis Enterprise is excited to partner with BlackBerry on the new BES12 platform. Its multifaceted software enables customers to manage multiple devices and operating systems from a single unified console. The benefits of ESBL go well with our MaxisONE Business platform and help Maxis in delivering new ways of working to our business customers.”

New Partners Join the Global Reseller Program, Offering BES12

BlackBerry also announced today that Appurity, Berkley Technical Services, Define Mobility and many other global channel partners are now offering BES12. BES12, which can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud, is the foundation for a new generation of enterprise security, productivity, and communication and collaboration services that will help organizations securely connect employees with content, apps, devices and machines. The BES12 platform seamlessly supports iOS, Android(TM), Windows Phone, and BlackBerry smartphones and tablets.

BlackBerry enterprise customers will benefit from a global network of channel partners to help them with a full range of enterprise mobility needs, including strategic guidance, professional services, support services, systems integration and training. BlackBerry has worked closely with its partners to facilitate the onboarding and sales process with more than 400 resellers already committed to reselling BES12 since the product launched in November 2014. Here’s what a few partners have to say about BES12 and BlackBerry:

“As specialists in cross-platform mobility, and as a top tier BlackBerry Managed Mobility Partner (MMP), Appurity provides BES12 enterprise solutions that secure and manage all major platforms. The BES12 platform has a simplified installation process and integrated Windows Phone 8 support and is managed through a unified and simple user interface. Most importantly it provides the hallmark BlackBerry security we are accustomed to. Additional secure solutions within their “Communication & Collaboration” and “Identity & Access” portfolios ensure the enterprise customer has a suite of secure solutions available.” – Steve Whiter, Director, Appurity Limited

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