Telcordia (www.telcordia.com), a global provider of telecommunications software and services, announced today that it has signed an agreement with WDIG Mobile, LLC (“Disney Mobile”) to provide the Telcordia Hosted MVNO Solution, including TelcordiaÂ® Converged Application Server and TelcordiaÂ® Converged Real-Time Charging software, to help enable Disney Mobile’s family-friendly usage controls.
“Disney Mobile is providing a high-quality, family-oriented service that gives parents more control of their family’s communications in ways that have not been seen before,” said George Grobar, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Mobile. “We’re working with Telcordia to offer customization options that will allow our customers to personalize their service to meet their lifestyle.”
The Telcordia MVNO Hosted Solution will support Disney Mobile’s Family Monitorâ„¢ feature that allows parents to set spending allowances, providing parents with the opportunity to determine the amount each child can spend on various wireless services, as well as Disney Mobile’s Call Control function, which can control the time of day that calls can be made, while allowing restricted calling to predetermined key contacts during those times.
“Our converged solution enables Disney Mobile to offer the enhanced functionality that their customers demand at the highest level of quality and reliability that their customers expect,” said Bruce Marrett, Co-General Manager, Hosted Solutions, Telcordia.
Telcordia holds a leadership position in the emerging mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) space, which is expected to exceed $10.7 billion by 2010, according to The Yankee Group.
About Disney Mobile
Disney Mobile is the first national wireless phone service built to meet the unique communication needs of today’s family. Launching June 2006, Disney Mobile will provide wireless voice and data services and custom handsets. In addition, Disney Mobile will offer a package of features and applications tailored to meet the unique communication needs of families. The Family Centerâ„¢, a suite of four exclusive services, will enable parents to directly manage their family’s wireless experience, including controlling when and how often kids use their phone; locating kids’ handsets using GPS technology; protecting their kids from unwanted calls and messages and sending priority text messages to all Disney Mobile family plan members simultaneously. Disney Mobile will offer an array of content that parents trust and kids enjoy drawn from the rich entertainment heritage of Disney.
George Grober is senior vice president and general manger of Disney Mobile, a division of the Walt Disney Internet Group, which is headquartered in North Hollywood, California.