Digicel extends partnership with Anam for five more years

31 October 2017 | Natalie Bannerman


Digicel has extended its A2P SMS partnership with Anam for five more years taking the deal into the year 2023.

The news comes as a follow on from the original deal signed between the two companies back in 2015, which allowed Digicel to secure its international traffic channels against SMS fraud and Spam by having Anam filter, monitor and report on international A2P SMS on Digicel’s 31 networks across the Caribbean, Central America and South East Asia.

Commenting on the announcement, Vanessa Slowey, Digicel CEO for the Caribbean and Central America, said: “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve our network and deliver the best experience for our customers. Our partnership with Anam gives us a state of the art solution to protect our customers, guards against revenue fraud and opens up new revenue streams.”

Anam’s A2P ASSURE solution gives mobile operators the ability to detect and monetise revenue leakage associated with mobile messaging, while patented core SMS Firewall functionality also provides protection against unwanted SMS (Spam) traffic. The agreement was due to run out in March 2018 but will run for another five years to April 2023.

Brian D’Arcy, Anam’s CCO, added: “We are delighted to renew the contract with Digicel; the five year extension represents an unequivocal seal of approval for both Anam’s product, our working relationship and the in-life monetisation benefits of our solution.  As joint stakeholders in monetising A2P on Digicel’s network, we look forward to our continued excellent close collaboration”.