Syntonic announces international launch of the Freeway Roaming Service™ for mobile carriers

New service enables operators to accelerate growth in international roaming ARPUs by participating in the US$676 billion generated by online travel services

SEATTLE, June 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Syntonic, a mobile platform and services provider, today announced the commercial launch of its international Freeway Roaming Service for mobile carriers.

Syntonic’s Freeway Roaming Service enables mobile carriers to capture new revenue streams from their international roaming subscribers by participating in the US$676 billion generated by online travel transactions.

The Freeway Roaming Service is a white-labeled service that can be branded by mobile carriers and offers data-free access to travel services paid for by app affiliation fees and transaction commissions from consumer purchases. The service enables travel app providers to capture lost transactional opportunities from travelers who turn off their expensive cellular data connection when roaming internationally.

Additionally, the Freeway Roaming Service provides a convenient way for travelers to purchase data roaming packages and micro-data plans to premium apps to further enhance carrier international roaming ARPU.

With the Freeway Roaming Service, international travelers no longer need to turn-off mobile data, wait for uncertain Wi-Fi access, or inconveniently purchase a local SIM. This always-connected international subscriber translates into additional carrier ARPU through participation in the app economy.

The first deployment of the Freeway Roaming Service is with Smart Communications, which will provide their 57.7 million subscribers, when travelling abroad, with sponsored access to mobile apps and content through the RoamFree by Smart® international traveler application, available in the App Store and Google Play Store. The upcoming version of RoamFree, powered by the Freeway technology platform, provides Smart’s international travelers with data-free access to essential and popular travel services such as Agoda, AirBnB, Grab, Uber, Klook, TripAdvisor, ATM Finder, Google Maps, and Groupon.

“This partnership and roaming service rollout with Smart represents an important milestone and the first announced deployment of our Freeway Roaming Service,” said Syntonic founder and CEO Gary Greenbaum. “Along with the revenue-advancing benefits, our technology platform enables mobile carriers to add more value for subscribers, reduce customer churn, and better monetize their roaming services.”

Alice Ramos, Vice President of International Roaming for Smart Communications, commented, “We are proud to be working with Syntonic that shares our zeal in delivering enriching travel experiences for our subscribers.”

“Smart customers already enjoy roaming plans that are simple, easy and affordable, with the power to track usage in real time,” she added. “Now, RoamFree democratizes roaming while allowing Smart to enhance in-trip experiences. With Syntonic, we are expanding our services from roaming access to travel content, further and faster than before.”

For more information, please contact info@syntonic.com.

About Syntonic 
Syntonic Ltd (SYT.ASX) is a Seattle based software company which has developed two mobile technology services: Freeway by Syntonic®, which allows consumers unlimited mobile access to content and applications, supported by paid subscription and sponsorship; and Syntonic DataFlex®, which enables businesses to manage split billing expenses for employees when they use their personal mobile phones for work. Founded in 2013, Syntonic has developed worldwide strategic partnerships with leaders in the mobile ecosystem.

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“Contractual dealings of the GFA should be scrutinized” – Techiman City

Accra- Mr. Charles Kwadwo Ntim, founder and bankroller of Techiman City football club has said all contractual dealings of the football association should be reviewed as part of the house cleaning exercise, following the exposure of several underhand dealings by officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) as revealed by Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in his investigations.

There has been a huge media backlash after the premiering of the long awaited Number 12 Expose, which revealed series of misconduct by stakeholders in both football and the political circles.

In the past, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) have been criticised for not being transparent in the contractual dealing with respect to the sponsorship of the national teams, the elite division and lower divisions of the Ghana Football.

But the outspoken football administrator believes the revamping process, should involve the scrutiny of all the various dealings of the GFA.

“We have to clean the house (GFA) and start all over again and the process of cleaning the house should start with the scrutiny of all contracts. We realized what happened at FIFA some few years back and I think same should be done in this scenario,” he told GNA Sports.

Meanwhile, the GFA has revealed that all members found culpable of engaging in series of misconduct in the documentary will be dealt with as they will take immediate steps to address disturbing matters arising.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Armed robbers rob passengers on Atebubu-Yeji road

Sunyani- Six suspected armed robbers on Sunday attacked and robbed some travellers at Premukyeae, a farming community near Yeji in the Pru East District of Brong-Ahafo Region.

Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Regional Police Public Relations Officer, said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday.

He said the robbers blocked the way on the Atebubu-Yeji trunk road and took away mobile phones, unspecified amount of money and other personal belongings of their victims.

He said on the fateful day, Police had information that some robbers had blocked the road with a log and robbed occupants of a Yeji-bound Sprinter bus with registration number GW7635-15 from Kumasi.

Chief Inspector Oppong said the Police quickly moved to the scene but the robbers fled into the bush before their arrival.

He said Police found six empty shells of AK 47 ammunitions and two empty AA cartridges at the scene but there were no casualties.

Chief Inspector Oppong said the Police has started investigation into the case and appealed to the general public to assist with information that could lead to the arrest of the six suspected robbers.

He said the incident disrupted trading activities at the Yeji Sunday market because the traders heard false information from a local radio station after the incident that some armed robbers would storm the market and with this they left before the arrival of the Police.

Chief Inspector Oppong appealed to the media to be circumspect about the kind of information disseminated to the public, particularly on security matters to prevent fear and panic in the society.

He said the doors of the Police were always open to the public to inform, receive and enquire about information that would help to improve the security situation in the society.

Source: Ghana News Agency

GHANA’S PRESIDENT DISMISSES CHIEF EXECUTIVES OF FOUR STATE AGENCIES

ACCRA– President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has terminated the appointment of four chief executive officers (CEOs) of state institutions but the cause of the dismissal was mot immediately revealed.

They are the Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Paul Asare Ansah, the CEO of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Co Ltd, Alfred Obeng Boateng, the CEO of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Gifty Klenam, and the CEO of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Felix Anyah.

Sources at the Presidency said the affected individuals had been served their termination letters.

In the case of Bulk Oil Storage and Transport, the President has appointed George Mensah Okley to take over as CEO from Boateng.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

New talent searching platform introduced

Accra� TalentsinAfrica.com, a new talent searching platform dedicated to job-seekers in Africa, has been introduced.

A statement jointly signed by Mr Emmanuel Leslie Addae and Daniel Amoako Antwi, both founders and business partners, said exactly four months of creating the platform, they had over 50,000 active job seekers uploading their resumes.

TalentsinAfrica.com has also grown beyond job search; it is now recruitment software that simplifies recruitment process.

It said in March 2017, the two founders came out with an idea of creating a better way for their fellows from the Africa Internship Academy to upload their resume and get matched with employers.

In the same month, they were able to raise $10,000 seed capital from GoodSoil Venture Capital to buy their first servers to handle the searches, it added.

The statement said the success story of TalentsinAfrica.com was more like a ‘rags to riches’ type, because it was started on gold or abundant wealth.

Job searching to become easy for job-seekers with TalentsinAfrica’s new job searching feature for applicants in Sub-Saharan Africa, it said.

It said the platform bringing a new job search experience to Africa, by putting the convenience and power of search into the hands of job seekers and talents seekers.

It said with the new experience, they aim at connecting more Africans to job opportunities across Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria, Tanzania, Senegal and Cote D’lvoire.

Mr Addae said the platform was a job listing search engine that aggregates job postings from around the web and connect active job seekers to employers and recruiters around the world.

The Founder said it also provided an ‘easy to use’ avenue for job seekers to create and share online a detailed profile of their skills and experiences for potential employers to consider.

After several research, we launched a hiring platform that gives candidate an opportunity to put their talents and abilities ahead of their certificates, he added.

He said the platform has over 170 abilities and skills listed, candidates could choose from and rank themselves, we believe that people should be hired based on the skills and ability and stop equating experience with ability, certificates with skills and stop settling with the same familiar choice and leave the door open for someone who could be amazing.

He said they needed employers to let go of out dated hiring practices and embrace new ways of identifying and cultivating talents and they should hire people based on the skills and talents, expanding their search and give room for young people, who were ready to learn and realise their full potentials.

TalentsinAfrica.com is one of those business models that don’t need to run expensive ads on its site in order to turn a profit since it gets content for free.

Source: Ghana News Agency