GlobeX Data Ltd (OTCQB:SWISF) (CSE:SWIS), the cybersecurity and Internet privacy specialist, has unveiled a landmark deal which will see Mexico's largest mobile telecoms operator integrate the company's encrypted messaging solution into its offering.
GlobeX Data's SekurMessenger will be available for immediate sale in Mexico with full integration expected to be complete in November this year.
Telcel is the mobile division of América Móvil, which is the seventh-largest telecom operator in the world with over 277 million mobile subscribers in over 20 countries.
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"Telcel, America Movil's Mexico mobile operator, has over 75 million users in Mexico and over 5 million of them are business users," Alain Ghiai, the chief executive of GlobeX Data noted in a statement.
"The idea here is to offer their business and privacy-conscious consumer users an alternative to non-secure messaging applications that are in the market, and there are already customers waiting in line to purchase our solution."
GlobeX's Data privacy solutions are all hosted in Switzerland, protecting users' data from any outside data intrusion requests.
A notable feature of its SekurMessenger platform is that the user does not need to register with their phone number, eliminating a huge loophole in security, noted GlobeX, citing an article posted on the website threatpost.com in June this year, which revealed that WhatsApp phone numbers and users were searchable on Google, creating a massive security and privacy breach.
"Whether you are an SME, an Enterprise or a government organization, you need protection from email cyber-attacks, and identity and data theft," Ghia said.
"Our strength in using proprietary technology, Swiss privacy laws and no third-party platform such as AWS, MS cloud or Google cloud, puts us in a unique position to provide true privacy and security," he added.
SekurMessenger will first be sold by Telcel and will retail in Mexico for 99 Mexican pesos per user per month.
Once sales in Mexico are underway, there are plans to increase coverage to other countries where América Móvil's operates its Claro brand, such as Colombia and Latin American countries.
GlobeX Data and América Móvil are also looking at offering a secure and private alternative to other non-secure messaging applications, the firm added.
As previously reported, Telcel has already integrated GlobeX Data's secure business productivity tool SekurSafe but has now decided to integrate and sell SekurMessenger to corporate and mass markets.
As of the first quarter of 2019, América Móvil had 277.4 million wireless subscribers, and 84.3 million fixed revenue generating units (RGUs) consisting of fixed voice, fixed data and PayTV units. The company's world headquarters are in Mexico City.
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