Sila and Euronet forge wireless alliance

Sila and Euronet forge wireless alliance

London-based Sila Communications is to market and deliver Euronet Worldwide's suite of wireless banking solutions to its customer base across Europe and Asia.

Targeting financial institutions such as banks, brokerage firms and credit unions, Sila Communications says it will offer Euronet's Account Access and Event Messaging as a wireless ASP solution (Application Service Provider) in Europe and throughout Asia/Pacific. Sila currently has offices and data centre facilities throughout Europe, Singapore and South Africa.

Account Access enables a customer to make a balance inquiry, retrieve a mini-statement, perform an intra-bank transfer, change a password, report a lost or stolen debit card, pay bills, forward information requests and add or delete alerts via a mobile handset. The wireless Event Messaging capability enables banks customers to specify their preferred alerts service.

Under the agreement, Sila and Euronet will manage the integration between the bank back-end and wireless devices, including secure, reliable, high-performance connectivity to all mobile operators, the companies say.

Euronet has signed similar agreements with Aether Systems and Gemplus.

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