ARBooster is an innovative value-added services provider headquartered in London with commercial operations currently focused on Europe, Middle East and Africa. With a mission to create new and unique services that deliver fast and tangible results that have a material impact on the bottom line of even the largest operators, ARBooster has launched in 2014 its ground-breaking Personal Premium Number (PPN)™ service in Lebanon through its local affiliate.
ARBooster is committed to boosting the average revenues generated by its customers' subscribers through the development and deployment of highly cash-generative services such as PPN™. PPN™ was conceived and designed to stem the decline in voice ARPU by generating a substantial additional source of voice revenues from subscribers.Working closely with telecommunications operators as revenue-sharing partners, its PPN™ service will be rolled out across EMEA during 2015.
PPN™ (Personal Premium Number™)
The PPN™ service is enabled by proprietary and patented technology developed by ARBooster Limited that enables operators to offer a new and unique value-added telecommunications service. Once implemented on a communications network, the PPN™ solution enables users with a minimum of effort to transform their ordinary subscriber number into a premium rate line to generate income from in-bound callers.
PPN™ enables telecommunications operators significantly to expand the market for fee-based content provision, including by individual users. Such services are currently the preserve of larger organizations and dedicated Premium Rate Service (PRS) providers due to the often bureaucratic, time-consuming and costly processes that must be followed to set up a premium rate number. PPN™ effectively abolishes these barriers to entry and enables operators to democratize the provision of PRS by allowing anyone to charge a fee for incoming calls on their personal number.
"Alfa is the first Lebanese mobile network owned by the Republic of Lebanon and managed by Orascom Telecom, Media and Technology (OTMT). Alfa capitalizes on the vast know-how and international expertise of OTMT in order to deliver quality and professional solutions for the mobile sector in Lebanon.
On October 25, 2011, Alfa became the first mobile operator to launch 3G+ mobile broadband services in Lebanon, and in another major technological achievement, the company was the first to commercially launch 4G-LTE services in the country on May 15, 2013. Alfa currently serves 1.85 million subscribers and covers 99% of Lebanon."
"Established in 2004, touch (formerly known as mtc touch) is the leading mobile telecommunications and data operator in Lebanon with a market share standing at 53%. Touch is managed by Zain Group, the region's first mobile and data services operator with a commercial footprint today in 8 Middle Eastern and African countries.
While ensuring high levels of professionalism, performance and consumer satisfaction, touch is committed to deliver innovative and cost effective services answering the particular needs of various market segments."
"Zain is a leading telecommunications operator across the Middle East and Africa providing mobile voice and data services to over 46.1 million active customers as of 31 December, 2013. With a commercial presence in 8 countries, Zain operates in: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and South Sudan.
In Lebanon, the Group manages ‘touch’ on behalf of the government. In Morocco, Zain has a 15.5% stake in ‘INWI’, through a joint venture. Zain is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (stock ticker: ZAIN)."