The Austrian telecom market leader A1 and the full-service payment provider Concardis are now offering commercial customers comprehensive IT and payment services from a single source. “A1 Payment” comprises payment terminals, wide-ranging service packages such as NFC and a mobile wallet, debit and credit card acceptance as well as transaction processing for companies. SIM cards and data packages for mobile terminals are included. This new service saves A1 customers unnecessary workflows and administrative expenses.
Martin Resel, A1 CCO Enterprise, commented on the new partnership with Concardis: ‘Both the IT and telecoms industry and the payment sector are now driven by new digital technologies. So it was a logical step for us to generate synergies, expand our product range and offer our clients even more services. In Concardis we are delighted to have found an experienced partner to do so.’
Robert Hoffmann, CEO of Concardis Payment Group, adds: ‘With A1 we have gained a strong partner for continued growth in the Austrian market. Thanks to this partnership, our clients will now get all telecommunications and payment services from a single provider – with excellent, personalised local support.’
The A1 service team is in charge of all the installation and maintenance of the payment terminals and is with the customer within four hours – seven days a week, 24 hours a day, throughout Austria.
In addition to “A1 Payment”, the partnership between A1 and Concardis also covers the development of other sector-specific offerings and e-commerce solutions, as well as the international expansion of their services.
A1 – Internet, telephony, TV and IT solutions from a single source
A1 is Austria’s leading communications provider, with more than 5.3 million mobile phone customers and more than 2.1 million landline connections. Customers benefit from a comprehensive full-service offering from a single source, consisting of voice telephony, Internet access, digital cable TV, data and IT solutions, wholesale services and mobile business and payment solutions. Its brands A1, bob, Red Bull MOBILE and Yesss! stand for first-class quality and smart services. As a responsible company, A1 integrates socially relevant and environmental considerations into its core business.
A1 (legal entity: A1 Telekom Austria AG) is part of the A1 Telekom Austria Group – a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in the CEE region, with more than 24 million customers in seven countries. Telekom Austria Group (ATX:TKA), which offers communications solutions, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions, generated revenue of nearly €4.4 billion in the 2017 financial year, of which A1 contributed more than €2.6 billion. Some 19,000 employees and a state-of-the-art broadband infrastructure enable digital lifestyles and let customers, companies and devices connect anywhere at any time. As the European unit of América Móvil, one of the world’s largest mobile phone providers, the Group is headquartered in Vienna and offers access to global solutions.