According to McKinsey, revenues from mobile data are set to increase dramatically in the next 7 years to over £11bn.
Factors driving growth are the availability, speed and reliability of 4G (39.5 million subscribers in 2015), the trend of embedding data SIM cards into devices and the availability of cost-effective SIM-only packages on 30-day contracts.
UK SMEs are turning to their trusted IT and telecommunications suppliers for help sourcing mobile data SIMs. Their suppliers need good management portals to control their burgeoning estates.
Jola is one of the channel’s largest mobile data providers managing thousands of SIMs all over the world. The company is experienced in developing and managing portals for the channel and has just launched Mobile Manager.
Mobile Manager is an online management portal for ordering and managing estates of mobile data SIMs. This intuitive portal communicates in real-time with the Vodafone 4G network, enabling Jola partners to create customers, manage activations and instantly control SIM swaps, bars, ceases, tariff changes and bolt-ons.
Lee Broxson, Sales Director of Jola commented, “We are excited about the launch of Mobile Manager which gives partners complete control over their mobile data assets. In most cases end users don’t want their mobile data SIMs to switch off when they reach capacity, but they also don’t want to pay much higher out-of-bundle charges. With Mobile Manager, Jola partners can set up alerts to monitor usage limits per customer. They can then automatically pause the SIM or use our overage protection facility. Mobile Manager is a white label portal with parent-child functionality, so partners can extend functionality to their own customers as if the software was their own.
We offer a range of 4G UK, EU and Global tariffs on 30-day contracts starting from around £7 per month. Mobile Manager is completely unique and we are seeing orders accelerate as partners understand the need for real-time control over their growing estates of mobile data SIMs.”