BlackBerry, Android, PLDT To Deliver Enterprise Solution To MiCab In Philippines

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(RTTNews.com) - BlackBerry Limited (BB, BB.TO) announced late Wednesday that it is expanding its partnerships with Android and Philippines' PLDT Enterprise (PHI) through Smart Communications Inc. to deliver a secure enterprise solution for online taxi-hailing company, MiCab.

The integrated, secure enterprise cloud solution maintains data privacy, meets compliance and accelerates service delivery.

The solution combines the ease-of-management and gold-standard security of BlackBerry Unified End-Point Management or UEM, with the flexible, customizable nature of Android Enterprise and network connectivity and devices from Smart.

The partners are enabling 'mobile-first' company MiCab to securely manage and connect thousands of drivers with millions of passengers via a fleet of tablet devices. In addition, BlackBerry is providing professional cybersecurity consulting services to MiCab.

MiCab provides tablets and mobile apps to local taxi firms in the Philippines. Mounted in the front of the taxis, the tablets display map, driver, passenger and fare details and are fully locked down by Android Enterprise, only allowing drivers to access the MiCab app, while being centrally managed by BlackBerry UEM.

MiCab connects drivers to passengers through the MiCab app, giving real-time access to taxis based on proximity and profiles of both passengers and drivers.

Instead of charging passengers booking fees or surge pricing, MiCab monetizes its business through brands and companies that want to reach its user base.

MiCab has rolled out approximately 12,000 seven-inch Android tablets to its fleet of drivers secured by BlackBerry UEM, supported by Smart, and fully integrated with Android Enterprise. MiCab plans to scale up the deployment to 15,000 devices by the end of 2018, with further plans for the solution to support future initiatives in healthcare and supply-chain logistics.

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