Managing thousands of SIM cards can be a cumbersome and expensive exercise. Flickswitch spotted this gap in the market, and has built a successful business on making it easier for companies to manage large numbers of SIM cards.
Flickswitch founder, Kees Snijders explains that the risks of open-ended SIMs on a post-billed model can be huge, and they make it easy to manage the SIM cards and cap the risk on data spend.
Snijders, who founded the company in 2008, said that they currently have 400 active clients and manage tens of thousands of SIMs daily. However, this is only the start.
Flickswitch, which already generates R15 million in revenue annually, is looking to aggressively expand the business into Africa. “Our sights are firmly set on other African countries,” said Snijders.
“Machine to Machine (M2M) and telemetry solutions are still very basic on many networks. We make M2M possible on prepaid, which is the standard on many African mobile networks,” said Snijders.
“We are already busy rolling out services in Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia,” Snijders added.
The company’s African expansion plans does not mean it is losing focus on South Africa, with a few local projects on the go.
One of these projects is a multi-network airtime payout service. “We have just launched a multi-network airtime payout service in South Africa, where you can distribute airtime payments directly to large numbers of SIMs,” said Snijders.