GENEVA, Oct. 1, 2014 / PRNewswire – Blackphone today announced that it has signed a Master Distributor partnership with Big On Telecom, (a Big on Group company, headquartered in Dubai) expanding the brand’s focus in the Middle East & Africa regions.
The agreement – the latest major agreement in Blackphone’s history – marks a significant step in the brand’s growth, with Big On Telecom having started testing and launch discussions with telecom operators in the whole of the Middle East and Africa.
“We’ve seen a huge demand in MEA for devices and services that stand apart by placing privacy before all else, and that’s exactly what we at Blackphone can provide,” said Toby Weir-Jones, CEO of SGP Technologies. “There is no better partner to work with to bring the Blackphone to the Middle East and Africa than Big On Telecom, and we look forward to the official launches in countries across the region.”
Ramzy Abdul-Majeed, Big On Telecom Chairman & CEO states, “In this day and age of hacking scandals, Blackphone was created to be private and secure at its core to address a fundamental problem; the loss of control of people’s privacy. The built-in features in the device are designed to give a user control over what information is shared and what is to be kept private hence providing peace of mind to the user.”
Abdul-Majeed continued, “We plan to have units shipped out to operators in the MEA region very shortly as we work towards official launch in different countries. We are excited to be a significant part globally of the Blackphone ecosystem and recognize that the availability of Blackphone is truly a game changer for the mobile industry – we are honored to be a part of it.”
While typical devices and apps increasingly offer features only in return for users’ personal or sensitive information, Blackphone – the world’s first smartphone built from the ground up to maximize user privacy – puts privacy before all else.
For anyone who wants the power of control over their private information – public figures, celebrities, government officials, executives – Blackphone and its security-enhanced operating system, PrivatOS, built on Android™ KitKat, provides users protection and control over security issues without the usual compromises.
About Big On Telecom Ltd
Big On Telecom, a Big On Group company, headquartered in Dubai, UAE is a mobile services and application solutions company. The Big on Telecom team has a proven track record in the telecommunications industry. The company’s success lies in part to its ability to leverage the considerable contacts in the region and worldwide of Big On Group which is able to facilitate cross-border investments, new business ventures, mergers and acquisitions. For more information on Big On Telecom, please visit www.bigontelecom.com
About SGP Technologies SA
SGP Technologies is the manufacturer of Blackphone, the best privacy oriented Android phone for personal and enterprise use. Formed as a joint venture between the internationally recognized secure communications provider, Silent Circle, and award-winning Spanish mobile device manufacturer, Geeksphone, SGP Technologies is based in Geneva, Switzerland, with major operations in Madrid and Washington, DC, Silicon Valley and cities throughout Europe, East Asia, and North America. For more information on Blackphone, please visit https://www.blackphone.ch.
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