Perth-based Family Zone Cyber Safety Limited (ASX: FZO) has signed a distribution agreement with US and the UK telco provider The People’s Operator (TPO).
Under the agreement TPO will launch a standalone and bundled Family Zone parental control and mobile service offering first in the US, followed by the UK.
Family Zone Managing Director, Tim Levy, said the agreement will help TPO’s international customer base to quickly and cost-effectively ensure a family-safe online experience when using their mobile devices.
Co-founded by Mark Epstein TPO has built successful operations in both the US and UK with the stated aim of being an ethical mobile phone operator.
Family Zone Managing Director, Tim Levy, said his company is delighted to be working with TPO Mobile.
“TPO is a genuine innovator as an ethical telco which shares Family Zone’s commitment to community and social responsibility. We are excited by the prospect of embedding our cyber safety and digital experience capability into TPO’s telco services on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Since launch in 2012, TPO has empowered every subscriber to support the cause or charity they love by donating 10% of their monthly bill to the cause of their choice, at no extra cost to the customer.
Mr Epstein of TPO said the partnership with Family Zone will bring the benefits of this service to its customers in both the US and the UK.
“The ability to enhance our services and deliver a family-safe mobile experience is something we are excited about and feel compliments our socially responsible proposition well,” Mr Epstein added.
Family Zone has developed a globally unique approach to managing digital experience. This is delivered through the innovative cloud-based Family Zone platform and associated enforcement technology which can be:
- Embedded in internet gateways (such as home & business routers);
- Embedded in enterprise and school firewalls;
- Installed on end-user devices (such as smart devices and computers); and
- Embedded in and work with carrier network services.
This world-first approach allows Family Zone to bring to the market an ecosystem solution, offering cyber safety services at home, on mobiles, in schools, enterprises and importantly through partnerships with telco providers.
The company has developed the Family Zone platform from the ground up to support partnerships with telco carriers. Telcos offer Family Zone access to large customer bases with established billing relationships. Importantly, working with carriers helps to strengthen Family Zone’s cyber safety eco-system for the benefit of all.
Key terms of the TPO Mobile / Family Zone agreement include:
- TPO will offer Family Zone’s mobile offerings to new and existing customers.
- TPO will bill for Family Zone’s services and intends to offer both standalone and bundled services into its telco service plans.
The companies intend to launch their first market offering in August 2017.