Telenor's dtac Launches Parental Control Services as VAS

Telenor's dtac Launches Parental Control Services as VAS Image Credit: Dtac

Dtac, Thailand’s leading mobile service provider has selected Smith Micro’s SafePath Family platform to provide its more than 25 million subscribers with access to comprehensive location tracking and parental control services such as content filtering and app restrictions.

According to Smith Micro, SafePath Family delivers extensive functionalities to mobile subscribers that are essential to combat the unique challenges of today’s connected society, including child safety, cyber bullying, mobile device and content controls, elder care, and device theft.

The platform augments dtac’s portfolio of third party solutions and provides them with an additional revenue stream, simultaneously strengthening subscriber loyalty and increasing average revenue per user (ARPU).

White-labeled as dtac Family Care, the application enhances dtac’s technology arsenal with new value-added services and leverages the built-in capabilities of mobile devices to keep subscribers and their families safe in today’s digital world.

Launched this month on both Android and iOS, dtac Family Care provides:

 - Parental Controls – Rating apps to control what apps children can use; restrict app store usage and in-app purchases.

 - Family Location – Pinpoint and monitor the location of family members in real-time.

 - Geo-fencing – Create safety zones for family members.Notifications – Receive real-time alerts when family members enter or leave designated areas.

 - Check-ins – Check in regularly to let others know where you are.

 - Family Alerts – Send emergency alerts to all family members with your location.

 - Phone Security – Find and ring any family phones if lost or stolen.

Prisana Ratanasuwanasri, SVP for Postpaid Business, Dtac
We chose this application because of its comprehensive feature set that addresses the main needs of our target customers. At dtac, we continue to find the best solutions to make customers’ digital experience easier, safer, and more enjoyable.

William W. Smith, Jr. Predident and CEO, Smith Micro Software 
In our ever-changing digital world, it has become critical for wireless carriers to offer mobile protection services to their subscribers. SafePath Family delivers comprehensive functionality, an easy-to-use interface, and a cloud-based, web services layer for streamlined carrier integration.

 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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