Australian Kids to Receive Cyber Security from B Communications, Arterra Mobility®

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Filtered Internet Access Keeps Kids in Australia, New Zealand Safe Anywhere with the B Family Network

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Parents are rightly concerned about keeping their children safe in the online and mobile world—whether it’s restricting particular websites or limiting when kids can make phone calls.

Arterra Mobility® (http://www.arterra.com) announced today it has partnered with B Communications. B Communications will offer filtered home networking, using Arterra Mobility’s patented technology, to families in Australia and New Zealand. Arterra Mobility, serving Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) such as Docomo USA and ROK Mobile, will provide the filtering and parental control engine to power the Family Zone.

The first of its kind, the Family Zone allows users to filter Internet access, via the Family Zone Box, for all Wi-Fi devices used in the home, Internet café, or school. In addition, the B Mobile service will allow users to extend that secure family zone beyond the home to all mobile devices that children use anywhere on the Family Zone network. The policy settings to keep children safe online in the home also applies to their mobile phones and computing devices while they are outside the home environment.

“We all know of the exposures and the risks of today's communications technologies. As parents, we have a responsibility to ensure our children have the communications devices to stay connected, but we must also ensure they are using them safely and properly,” said Tim Levy, managing director of B Communications. “Arterra Mobility has been providing filtering and parental controls for its customers for more than 10 years and was a natural choice for us as we were looking to launch the Family Zone product. We are impressed with Arterra’s ability to deliver on our aggressive project plan on time, on budget and in scope.”

The Family Zone will allow a parent to register their child’s device via an intuitive web-based portal and apply standard or customized filters from various cyber safety or third party organizations. The parent’s chosen policy will apply whenever the child is accessing the Internet via any Family Zone Box. To ensure complete protection, the same policy will be enforced on any mobile device wherever the child attempts to get online with The Family Zone mobile service.

“Parents are rightly concerned about keeping their children safe in the online and mobile world—whether it’s restricting particular websites or limiting when kids can make phone calls,” said Daniel Neal, CEO and founder of Arterra Mobility. “We are excited to work with B Communications, leveraging our collective knowledge and technical resources in parental and mobile policy controls to help them launch this innovative solution that will give parents the flexibility to manage their children’s mobile devices both in and outside the home.”

As a Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE), Arterra Mobility has a long history of building competitively differentiated services and systems for its clients. Arterra Mobility expertise goes beyond typical BSS/OSS-focused MVNEs. By molding raw network capabilities and proprietary network design into unique and elegant customer-facing solutions, Arterra Mobility helps its clients create award-winning services that accelerate their customers’ go-to-market plans and position them to compete successfully in the marketplace.

The Arterra Mobility MVNE/MVNO/MVNA solutions enable its clients to deploy a custom wireless solution under their own brand with rapid time-to-market, the lowest possible capital expenditure, and the lowest total cost of ownership. Arterra Mobility provides full wireless service lifecycle support, including product design, implementation, testing, deployment, service management and service optimization. The full Arterra Mobility suite of services includes real-time rating and controls; data filtering; mobile walleting and location services; custom web interfaces; CRM and customer self-care; carrier integration; distribution and payment support; multi-language customer care; and forward and reverse logistics. Even experienced telecoms can take advantage of the proprietary patented technology of Arterra Mobility; capabilities and expertise that extend through the entire value chain; and its existing integrations with both CDMA and GSM major wireless network operators.

About Arterra Mobility®
Arterra Mobility, through its MVNE, MVNO and MVNA solutions, helps companies to develop, launch, and optimize their wireless services and embedded devices faster and more cost-effectively than anyone else. Arterra Mobility powers a wide range of innovative wireless services and embedded devices with its highly-scalable, carrier-grade service platform that provides multi-carrier network services, OSS, BSS, e-commerce, logistics support, customer care, patented proprietary mobile policy controls and mobile wallets and marketing support. Arterra Mobility is a division of Kajeet, Inc. The Arterra Mobility service platform is protected by the following patents 8,774,755; 8,774,754; 8,755,768; 8,731,517; 8,725,109; 8,712,371; 8,706,079; 8,667,559; 8,644,796; 8,639,216; 8,634,803; 8,634,802; 8,634,801; 8,630,612; 8,611,885; 8,600,348; 8,594,619; 8,588,735; 8,285,249; 8,078,140; 7,945,238; 7,899,438; 7,881,697 and other patents pending. For more information about Arterra Mobility, please visit http://www.arterramobility.com.

About B Communications
Formed in 2013 by an experienced team of telecom and technology executives, B Communications brings an innovative approach to the cyber safety challenge and will launch the Family Zone in late 2014. For more information: info(at)bcommunications(dot)com(dot)au

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