Telecom 360

Telecom 360°

Pyro Group has been at the forefront in offering world-class technology solutions enabling mobile operators globally to stay connected and deliver cutting-edge solutions to their customers. Having built an outstanding track record that is well established across mobile operator networks and vendor networks, Pyro Group has covered over 200 telecom networks, in 58 countries reaching over 600 million subscribers.

The Pyro Group Companies - Pyro Telecom Solutions, Pyro Networks (Financial Services) and Pyro Analytics are focused on delivering 360 mobility products and services that enhance telecom operator networks. The solutions encompass all aspects of a Telecom operator's business and operations.

Innovation

Innovation is the best way to anticipate an amorphous future. In Pyro, we don’t talk innovation. We live it. Many Pyro solutions have set new industry standards, enabling telecom networks to offer new and path-breaking services to their subscribers. Our design teams stay constantly connected to the market, anticipating trends, forecasting needs and always innovating for the future.

Innovation

History

Pyro was founded in 1999, having started out as a team of out-of-the box thinkers with a passion for applying thought in order to create solutions. Our core group can be called visionaries of their time, using their ideals to think differently and create a range of solutions, which when implemented, contributed to the revolution in the telecom space.

Pyro timeline

Started in 1999 with a Comprehensive Sports Portal on SMS

In 2000, Pyro launched Insta-Messaging on mobile

Later in 2001, InRoam, a prepaid solution was
launched with Celtel, Africa

The very first CRBT solution was launched with Hutch,
India in 2002

In 2003 Pyro introduces and deploys Voice Mail and SMSC

First Number Management System launched with Hutch,
India in 2004

In 2005, Channel Top up, mobile recharge solution was launched
with BSNL, India

2006 witnessed Pyro introducing over 8 Voice Portals for content
with various operators in India

Pyro deploys Inroam in 23 networks in Africa with Zain, 2007

Pyro wins Global Telecom Business Award for innovation in
the 'Most Innovative and Best Service Category InRoam’

Pyro's Roaming Hub Solution was conceived

Pyro acquired Mumbai based BKP Consultants

Pyro signs Non-Exclusive Resale agreement with Motorola Solutions

Pyro signs an IBM - OEM agreement for Customer Application
Services - Resource Augmentation

Pyro in Top 100 SME at SMS Awards

Pyro completes successful pilot of BSNL Andhra Bank prepaid card

2014 Pyro in Top 100 SME at SMS Awards for 2nd year

2014 Pyro gets RBI License for issuing prepaid payment instrument

Awards

Our Businesses

The Pyro Group Companies are focused on delivering 360° mobility products and services that enhance operator networks to deliver immediate and effective solutions.
This is offered through the following businesses that Pyro has built over the last 15 years:

Pyro Telecom Solutions has been at the forefront for delivering cutting-edge products and services to mobile operators. With a vision to offer innovative solutions in this ever changing telecom world, Pyro Telecom Solution’s mission is to consistently deliver breakthrough products and services that not only enhance customer experience but also give an edge to the mobile operator’s offering.

www.pyrotelecom.com
Pyro has marked a niche for itself in the mobile financial space, enabling service providers including Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), banks and financial institutions, globally, to meet the diverse needs and demands of customers with its mobile financial services, utility payments and prepaid recharge solutions.

www.pyrogroup.com/pyrofinancialservices
www.speedpayplus.com
Pyro Analytics - Data Analytics Platform is an integrated Telecom Performance Monitoring Tool that offers analytic solutions for Network Management, Marketing Management, Campaign Management, Product Management, Acquisition Management, Channel Management and CRM.

www.pyroanalytics.com

Leadership Team

S.P. REDDY, Chairman

Mr. S.P Reddy, Chairman at Pyro Group administers overall management of the Group. His vision that drives Pyro as a group is ‘Motivation’ and 'Encouragement' to the teams at all levels. According to his views nothing drives an organization better than the employees being motivated at all times.

Mr. Reddy has about 35 years of experience in Food Corporation of India (FCI). His last assignment in FCI was that of a Quality Controller. During this time he was committed to provide credible and customer focused services, for efficient food security management in the country.

SM Reddy, CEO and Founder, Pyro Group

As Founder and CEO, Pyro Group SM Reddy guides Pyro in charting the growth trajectory and the overall business of the Group. SM Reddy has over 20 years of telecom experience, and it is his vision that drives Pyro. He believes that nothing drives an organization better than innovation. He is involved in constantly driving the business to the dynamic and ever changing technology space.

Combining an innate understanding of visible and latent customer needs, he has been the driving force behind some of the pioneering strides witnessed by the Indian mobile space over the past decade and more. It was his stewardship that led to India's first CRBT in 2002. Text-based cricket scores, innovative roaming solutions in Africa and the rest of the world, number management solutions and a whole list of market driving ideas have their genesis in SM and his team of passionate professionals. Under SM's leadership, Pyro thinks technology, delivers quality service, and conceptualises customised platforms as per customer needs.

Rakesh Poovadan, CEO, Pyro Telecom Services

With over 20 years experience within the telecom industry, Rakesh Poovadan is responsible for managing the operations of Pyro Telecom Services He has vast experience in Business Management, Enterprise Sales and Distribution Management.

Prior to joining Pyro, Poovadan had a successful decade-long stint at Bharti Airtel, where he worked in various positions and functions. A certified Six Sigma Green Belt, he has attended several management programs at the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management. He has a Masters degree in Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies.

Paritosh Reddy, CEO, Pyro Networks

As an integral part of Pyro since its inception, Paritosh spearheads the operations of the Financial Services Business. Before joining Pyro, Paritosh held senior positions in the Hospitality and Retail industries. He is a post graduate in Hospitality Management and specialises in sales and marketing.

B. Thirupal Reddy, CFO

BT Reddy, a Chartered Accountant by profession, has been with the Pyro Group since 2007.

He started his career with Allwyn Nissan Limited, an LCV manufacturing unit with the collaboration of Nissan Motors, Japan for whom he handled the entire Finance operations for 3 1/2 years. His next tenure was for 20 years with Andhra Pradesh State Financial Corporation (APSFC), a statutory body established for promoting small and medium industries in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Being Head of Branches for a major part of 16 years, BT Reddy played a key role in promoting and financing several Industries, thereby creating employment for several thousands of people in the rural Andhra Pradesh. As a part of his tenure with APSFC, BT Reddy also managed the role of being Head of Projects and NPA Management, where as a member of the core committee, he played major role to reduce NPA to a minimum level and made the Corporation as one of the Premier financial Institution in India.

Chandrashekhar Tallapragada, CTO

Chandrashekhar has more than over 17 years of experience in the telecom industry.

A number of these years were spent at Hutchison at various organisational levels, handling GSM Switching, VAS products, SS7 and IN. He has also worked with other telecommunications giants such as Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), and Ericsson, both in India and abroad. Chandrashekhar has a Bachelor degree in Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunications, a Master's of Science degree in Telecom Technology and a PGCBM from XLRI, Jamshedpur. A research-oriented person and an out-of-the-box thinker, he and has won many awards for the innovations he spearheaded in the various organisations he has worked for. He has been associated with research and development at Pyro since 2002. He is responsible for R&D, Signalling, Product Development and other Technological initiatives at Pyro.

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