November 4, 2008

Bell Mobility and Solo Mobile Launch Content Access Control Solution

Bell Mobility and Solo Mobile have launched a content access control solution that reportedly lets parents limit mobile-phone access to internet sites they feel might be inappropriate for their children.

The solution employs Unipier's intelligent policy manager (IPM) system, which sets the guidelines for identifying and filtering content. The system applies these guidelines in real time over any mobile content, the companies said.

Adel Bazerghi, senior vice president of products for Bell Mobility, said: "We understand the internet is an incredible source for entertainment, education and social networking, but also a challenge considering the large number of internet sites featuring content that may be inappropriate for children to view.

"As use of the internet on mobile phones grows, fueled by the popularity of smartphones and the fast access speeds delivered by 3G networks, our clients have asked for tools to help them manage access. Bell Parental Control offers them content filtering capability on mobile phones for the first time in Canada."