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BSG says its ready to manage mobile call volume during 2006 FIFA World Cup

BSG Clearing Solutions GmbH (BSG), a German communications clearing and settlement service provider, today said it ...


May 30, 2006  


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BSG Clearing Solutions GmbH (BSG), a German communications clearing and settlement service provider, today said it will be able and ready to deal with the heavy increase in capacity for roaming clearing that will result from the growth in mobile call volume during the weeks of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

“This will be the biggest sporting event in the world and mobile communications will have an unprecedented role in spectator enjoyment this year,” said Roland Bopp, CEO of BSG.

“As the exclusive roaming partner for virtually all wireless operators in Germany, BSG will be on hand to ensure there are no ‘own goals’ behind the scenes.”

An estimated 5 million fans from all continents around the globe supporting the 32 countries taking part are expected to visit Germany during the four-week World Cup competition. Mobile phones will be used to relay messages, download content, send pictures and texts to friends and family, as well as to record goals and highlights.

Companies are already promoting World Cup related content such as player photos, historic video clips, ring tones and games, and operators are expecting intense traffic volumes in largely unpredictable spikes.

All German wireless operators, including T-Mobile and O2, are BSG clients and will be relying on the company to process and clear all roaming transactions.