• M1 is the first carrier in Southeast Asia to offer BES12 Cloud for new and re-contracting M1 business mobile customers – at no extra cost
• Upgrades available on flexible, monthly subscription model based on customer needs, with no annual minimum commitment
Singapore, SG - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, and M1 Limited (M1), Singapore’s most vibrant and dynamic communications company, today announced that new and re-contracting M1 mobile business customers can have BES12 Cloud, a cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry, bundled for free with their new or renewed monthly plans.
M1 is the first carrier in Southeast Asia to launch BlackBerry’s Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing (ESBL), simplifying the way corporates deploy and use enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions. BES12 is built on BlackBerry’s trusted network and offers multi-OS support managed through a single console for any mobile deployment policy, such as personal devices used by staff, or issued by companies. It enables organizations to remotely provision employees with corporate applications, assign appropriate usage rights, and secure their devices against unauthorised use.
BlackBerry’s cloud-based BES12 EMM solution supports all major mobile operating systems - iOS, Android™, Windows Phone® and BlackBerry® - and allows for quick and cost-effective deployment, without the need for on-premise servers, equipment or professional installation.
M1 is also offering customers upgrades that include advanced EMM features, but still on a monthly subscription model. Based on their mobility strategy and what they need, this will provide customers with access to the full suite of BES12 features, including secure mobile connectivity, secure applications and separating work and personal content. Therefore, customers do not need to commit to an annual license, but instead enjoy the flexibility of paying for only what they use. Charges are reflected in the customers’ monthly mobile business plans.
Mr. Willis Sim, Chief Product Development and Corporate Solutions Officer, M1 says, “M1 is pleased to be the first in Southeast Asia to bring the benefits of BES12 to customers with easy deployment through Cloud. This partnership with BlackBerry simplifies the way customers buy and use mobility, driving efficiencies and ultimately helps businesses enhance the way they service their own customers.”
Carl Wiese, President Global Sales, BlackBerry says, “As the leading global EMM provider, BlackBerry is always working with our partners to drive additional value and help them to deliver a better experience for customers. With BES12, BlackBerry is uniquely positioned to combine an operator’s device and data billing with customers’ consumption of additional services. In an important economic hub like Singapore, we are excited to partner with M1 to bring our productive, secure and flexible business solution to more customers in a way that is very easy to deploy and manage.”
Global partners around the world have announced their support of BlackBerry’s ESBL service in markets such as the UK, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Malaysia and Germany.
For more information on BES12, visit: http://blackberry.com/bes12
For more information on the M1 ESBL offering, visit: https://www.m1.com.sg/emm
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ABOUT M1 LIMITED
M1 is Singapore’s most vibrant and dynamic communications company, providing mobile and fixed services to over 2 million customers. Since the launch of commercial services in 1997, M1 has achieved many firsts, including the first operator to offer nationwide 4G service, as well as ultra high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). With a continual focus on network quality, customer service, value and innovation, M1 links anyone and anything; anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.m1.com.sg.