We are glad to see you at MWC! So, can you tell us a bit about Specure? Also, what is your unique selling point for the African and Middle Eastern markets?
Jozef Svrcek: We’re a private company from Austria. We work with regulators around the globe, especially in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East region. Our signature product is Spectrum auctions. Spectrum frequencies, such as the bands used for 5G, are scarce resources. Operators lease the bandwidth from the government for a certain amount of time. This process is facilitated within our software. Besides Spectrum auctions, we also offer a solution known as Open Nettest. What Open Nettest does is test the quality of consumer experience when they use internet access services.
Connectivity is still a challenge. Coverage is still a challenge. But that is why we’re here — to help the situation with our products.
So, what is your main goal for the show?
Jozef Svrcek: Our main goal is to promote our brand. We want to make sure people know about us and our services. And we’re also searching for partners, distributors, and potential customers.
Alena Santalainen: We offer people an opportunity to test our solutions for a short period of time. This is a good opportunity for regulators and operators to actually get a feel for our product.
Can you share some of your success stories with us?
Jozef Svrcek: So, one of the recent successes was Nigeria. We had a very successful 5G Spectrum auction there in November through December last year. There was a total auction amount of USD 500.47 million.
Do you offer only on-premise solutions?
Jozef Svrcek: We offer both on-premises and cloud solutions. But customers usually opt for our cloud-based solution.
It’s better for operators to identify and fix their product\s mistakes before it gets to a regulator’s table. We help operators to do this.
Are your solutions hosted in Austria?
Jozef Svrcek: We actually use Amazon AWS. So, we host in many data centers.
A chunk of your customer base are regulators. What about operators? What is your unique selling point for them?
Alena Santalainen: It’s better for operators to identify and fix their product’s mistakes before it gets to a regulator’s table. We help operators to do this. We train them to track and mend any issues with their product offerings.
The GSMA recently an- nounced plans to hold an onsite MWC Africa this year in Rwanda — the first of its kind. Would you be attending?
Jozef Svrcek: We will be looking into it. It sounds like the place to be.