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Inovar Announces the Availability of its Portfolio of Mobile Solutions on Virtualized Environments

BARCELONA, 27-Feb-2017 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — An industry leader for over 20 years in delivering innovative and differentiated solutions to help mobile operators grow through seamless convergence, Inovar is excited to announce the availability of its entire portfolio of mobile solutions on virtualized environments. Inovar’s success in testing its suite of modular mobile solutions on HPE’s Virtualized NonStop promises mobile operators seeking to take advantage of the many benefits of virtualization, more flexible business models as well as a rich portfolio of proven solutions designed to enhance revenue and maximize agility and growth.

Inovar’s new virtualized service offerings will help mobile operators proactively respond to immediate challenges they are facing today—adjusting quickly to the growing and rapidly changing ranges of customer needs, and determining how best to adapt their network architecture to preserve existing revenue and grow in the new digital era. With this new virtualized portfolio, operators can transition modularly to virtualization and benefit from faster time-to-market for services, accelerated new services enablement, greater agility, and lower acquisition and operating costs.

Inovar’s successful demonstration of how the technology can work together with different systems, including commercial, off-the-shelf systems, ensure Inovar customers will have a variety of options available, complementing strategic network roadmaps for those mobile operators looking to embrace hybrid, converged and/or hyper-converged architectures moving forward.

In today’s “now” environment where downtime is not an option, Inovar’s virtualized suite of mobile solutions only enhances the security, reliability, and scalability mobile operators have enjoyed in the past and need for continued growth moving forward. “Inovar is excited about offering our portfolio of mobile solutions on virtualized environments,” Arshad Syed, CEO of Inovar stated. “Our goal is to empower customers by offering an array of business models so they reap the benefits of virtualization and get the most out of their core investments, without sacrificing availability and performance.”

“Our joint solution with Inovar, based on HPE Intelligent Network Server (HPE INS) that enables customers to rapidly deploy new telecommunications services, is now enriched with a virtualized NonStop deployment option running on any COTS (commercial off the shelf) hardware. HPE is excited about the business opportunities created by this combination with Inovar. The HPE Virtualized NonStop deployment option will help lower initial costs and create more flexible business models for both companies without sacrificing vital NonStop functionality desired by our customers.” Randy Meyer, VP & GM, Mission Critical Segment Solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Inovar, founded in 1996, and based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of mobile solutions for mobile network operators worldwide. For more information about Inovar’s latest solutions deployed on virtualized environments, its cloud offerings, and/or its new flexible business models, visit www.inovar.com, email marketing@inovar.com, or call +1.972.664.0711.

Inovar to present Vertical Convergence and SME Business Manager at the 6th annual Zain Technology Conference

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“Moving Forward” in strategy execution is primary focus of this year’s Zain Technology Conference.

Amman, 5-Dec-2016 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — Inovar, a premier provider of differentiated and modular mobile solutions, will be discussing Vertical Convergence and showcasing SME Business Manager, one of the latest additions to the industry leader’s portfolio of innovative mobile solutions, as well as the company’s entire portfolio of mobile solutions. Inovar’s strategy for the past 20 years has been to provide dynamic, feature-rich mobile solutions that are easy to implement and easy to use, helping mobile operators capitalize on existing network revenue streams while moving forward into the new digital space seamlessly by converging new and existing technologies, enhancing user experiences, and increasing customer loyalty.

“Inovar is excited to return as a participant and reconnect and meet with Zain Opcos and potential partners at this year’s Zain Technology Conference” Arshad Syed, CEO of Inovar, stated. “Our mission has always been to help our customers and partners thrive by providing customized solutions designed to help mobile operators grow new and existing revenue through seamless convergence.”

Zain Group CEO, Scott Gegenheimer said, “We operate in a highly competitive industry, where the margin between success and failure is very thin. We are required to push ourselves constantly, and together with trusted partners we devise new operating models to deliver the best quality service to customers. This is why events such as ZTC are so important in aligning Zain’s ambitions to become a digital lifestyle provider of choice with our technology partners’ roadmaps and expectations.”

With Inovar solutions, mobile operators have the ability to enhance user experiences and add value with ease through personalized service combinations and robust mobile apps to offer customers with a truly digital experience and rich data analytics across multiple market segments.

Inovar, founded in 1996, and based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of mobile solutions for mobile network operators worldwide. For more information about SME Business Manager or about Inovar’s entire suite of proven and valuable solutions, visit www.inovar.com, email marketing@inovar.com, or call +1.972.664.0711.

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SES and Astrium Services extend VSAT coverage and service for global maritime customers

SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and Astrium Services have announced they have signed capacity deals to deliver connectivity to vessels around Latin America as well as in the North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

Astrium Services will renew capacity on the SES-4 satellite to provide its customers with managed services for maritime business communications, tracking equipment and engine performance as well as ensuring crew at sea to stay connected. Located at 338 degrees East, SES-4 is among several SES satellites providing capacity to Astrium Services enabling the company to customise services to satisfy specific needs of the maritime industry.

“The comprehensive coverage of the new SES-4 satellite extending from the Arabian Sea to the South Pacific Ocean is ideal for our customers in this region. Combined with SES’ satellite expertise and our dedicated sales and service team, this coverage is key in developing reliable VSAT services for our global customers in these strategic maritime routes,” said Tore Morten Olsen, Head of Maritime within the Business Communications division of Astrium Services.

Under the new agreement, Astrium Services is able to meet several specific communication needs, including reliable VSAT coverage for oil and gas activities offshore of Brazil and East Africa.

Additionally, the wider footprint of SES-4 extends coverage over the Gulf of Aden to support vital connectivity to customers in piracy risk zones for instance off the coast of Somalia. The coverage also support fisheries, transportation and recreational maritime customers in Europe.

“On-the-move global communications needs of the maritime industry have to be met constantly even when vessels and crews are at remote regions of the world. The series of new contracts with Astrium Services reinforces our long-standing partnership and is a testament to our leading position in delivering mobility satellite services,” said Norbert Hölzle, Senior Vice President of Europe, Commercial for SES.

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U.S. Company Turns to BRAZIL to Advance New Technology

We Don’t Make the Smartphone…We Make it Smarter, Safer, Courteous and Compliant.

With a registered bill on the table, U.S. based Try Safety First (TSF) is deploying time, talent and resources into Brazil to advance its new mobile phone protocol technology. With its white paper being published in more than twenty-four countries across the globe, it is Brazilwhere TSF is looking to launch.

When asked why Brazil , TSF CEO John Fischer said, “TSF is eager to work with all governments and strategic partners to advance our patent-pending protocol technology. But to date, it is the congressional leaders of Brazil who have demonstrated the greatest desire and responsiveness to tackle the serious cell phone problems in their country.”

According to the World Health Organization, environment specific (prisons, court rooms, classrooms, in flight and behind the wheel) cell phone problems are costing theworld’s top industrialized countries between one and three percent of GDP. Fischer agrees societal cell phone problems are dynamic, devastating and very costly. But he also expands the statement by saying they can easily be eradicated with the implementation of TSF protocol technology.

TSF is the world leader for mobile device protocol development. According to Fischer, the advancement of TSF’s protocol technology will provide an optional tool for parents, teachers, judges, wardens, pilots and employers to easily eliminate cell phone problems within their respective environments. TSF’s primary objective is to establish a uniform global standard throughout the wireless industry to increase the functionality of mobile devices to provide simple solutions to remedy grand societal problems.

For more information on TSF technology or for investment opportunities, please visit http://trysafetyfirst.com.

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Verizon Wireless Store Bedford MA

If you are simply in the market for a new Verizon phone and matching accessories or If you are in need of some technical consulting, help with setting up FIOS services, our staff is ready to help you find what is just right for you. Now, under new management, our esteemed staff is a team of friendly new faces who are willing and eager to help you with meeting all of your personal shopping needs, leaving you with the feeling of a pleasant shopping experience and sense of gratification.

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We believe whole heartedly in treating our valued customers just as we, ourselves, would expect to be treated if it were us on the other side of the counter. If you come in with questions related to your intended purchases or services you would like help with, we want you to ask. If we don’t have the answers right off hand, we will get them for you. Here, we are all about working to meet your specific needs as our customer and having you walk away feeling informed and satisfied with your purchase.

Our store is conveniently located and easy to find. There is plenty of room to casually browse through without the stuffy, high pressure, boxed-in feeling you get from most other stores. With the pleasant greetings and precise, individual service you will receive once you walk in our doors, you are sure to feel as if you’ve stepped into a neighbor’s for an afternoon visit rather than a simple, impersonal stop-and-shop. As our customer, your needs come first and our enthusiastic, well informed staff are always happy to assist you in any way possible.

In addition to the services listed above, our knowledgeable, attentive staff can help you with other things such as bills overview or transferring information to new devices. We value your business and we thrive on customer satisfaction the first time around, paying special attention and we know you will have no objections on coming back to us with your future needs.

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eFUSION Announced eWiFi Reached 1.5 Million Downloads And V2.0 Is Going To Submit For Apple’s Review

eFUSION announced that the most popular utility application in app store eWiFi downloaded by 1.5 million users. Recently 10,0000 users downloading eWiFi every day. eFUSION also going to submit a new version 2.0 to app store on this month including new features demanded by a vast number of iPhone and iPod touch users by e-mail, twitter, forums and several social networks.

eWiFi is wifi access point finder utility application. It is a great utility application for iPhone and iPod touch user who wants to access faster internet through WiFi and for travelers who loves free open WiFi to get internet access during travel. Also the new version of eWiFi will care about expert user who want to connect home and office secure WiFi network automatically with first priority. eWiFi downloaded by 1.5 million users with in 4 and half months f  r o m the release date.

This application attracted several medias attention f r o m all over the world including USA. Some mentionable ranking of eWiFi are listed below:

#2 Top Free application in USA – February 2010
#2 Top Free application in Japan – October 2009
#1 Top Free application in Italy – January 2010
#1 Top Free application in Nederland – January 2010.

Every day eFUSION getting many requests for eWiFi features u p d a t e from iPhone and iPod touch users. eFusion planed and already have completed the development of new version of eWiFi 2.0. The new version included new features as majority users asked by email and comments in app store. The new version will submit for review to Apple Inc by eFUSION on Wednesday, February 17. Hope Apple will consider about their iPhone, iPod touch and eWiFi users. eWiFi users will get the new version on their hand as early as Apple will complete their review process. It will bring a change on wifi utility application.

Key Features:
• Access Point Scan
o Scan for OPEN, SECURED(WEP/WPA/WPA2) and Ad-hoc wireless networks
o Sort wireless networks list according to Known Secured, Known Open, Open, Secured, Ad-hoc and network signal strength.
o Display signal strength bar of each network.
o Customize networks display list.

• Auto Scan
o Auto wireless access point scan support.
o Auto scan repeat time setup.
o Scan access points by shaking your device.

• Auto Connect
o Auto connect support.
o Minimum signal strength setup for auto connect.
o Automatically launch Safari/Mail or Exit f r o m eWiFi after connect to wireless network.
o Sound notification during successful auto connection.

• Credentials
o Ability to connect with secure network using credential when network not hidden.
o Ability to save password of SECURED network for farther login.

• Known/Ignore List
o Automatically add access point to the known list when successful connect.
o Ignore a network when want to avoid.
o Functions to remove networks f r o m Known and Ignore list.

• Others
o Last login time display for known networks.
o Wonderful user interface with help in every point.

Pricing: The new version of eWiFi will be free too.

URL: http://www.efusion.co.jp/en/news/2010/20100217-1.html

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BT Hits The One Million Spot

BT has announced that it has reached its goal of building a million-strong Wi-Fi hotspot network. Now the largest network in the UK and Ireland, the hotspots are available in homes, independent businesses, high street chains and major city centres.

BT Hits The One Million Spot

BT Wi-Fi users are also on track to spend more than a billion Wi-Fi minutes online this year (April09 – 31 Mar10), a peak attributed in part to the massive growth in UK iPhone traffic. In the last eight months, BT has signed UK deals to provide O2, Orange and Vodafone iPhone customers* with BT Openzone Wi-Fi access.

Gavin Patterson, chief executive officer, BT Retail, said: “Whether at home, at work, or when out and about, wireless access is central to keeping people and communities better connected. We’ve grown from 500,000 to one million hotspots within six months, and will continue to add more to meet demand from smart-phone, laptop, iPod and now e-reader users.”

The million-strong Wi-Fi estate comprises hotspots from the BT FON Wi-Fi Community, BT Openzone, plus BT Openzone hotspots via the BT Business Hub. Well-known brands offering access include Hilton, Thistle, Ramada Jarvis and Macdonald hotel chains, Caffe Nero and Starbucks coffee stores, Welcome Break and RoadChef Costa service stations, British Airways, Star Alliance, American Airlines and SkyTeam airport lounges plus other UK transport hubs.

Five million BT consumer and business broadband – plus BT Mobile Broadband – customers have inclusive Wi-Fi minutes in their contracts to surf, work or make cheaperVoIP calls. Casual users can buy access from as little as 1/2p per minute. BT Openzone customers can access a further 65,000 hotspots in the UK and overseas through international roaming partners. BT FON members have access to another 225,000 FON (hot) spots in the UK and worldwide.

The millionth hotspot is now live and BT will launch a competition on Thursday 11th February. Further information can be found via the BTOpenzone Twitter feed.

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The Proposed Merger Of Orange And T-Mobile Will Create The UKs Largest Mobile Phone Company Serving A Total Of 28 Million Customers

The proposed merger of Orange and T-mobile will create the UKs largest mobile phone company serving a total of 28 million customers, swiftly relegating O2 and Vodaphone to second and third place in the market. In the immediate future, this could spell good news for consumers and should serve to create fierce competition amongst, what will become, three major providers. However, going forward this completely changes the landscape of mobile phone industry in the UK, with just three organisations dominating around 90% of the industry.

Jason Glynn, communications expert at uSwitch.com, comments: “On the surface this could be perceived as fantastic news for mobile phone customers in the UK. Merging these two companies will ‘plug the network gap’, ultimately providing a flawless network coverage across the country for these consumers. With a combined 37% market share, this new major player will now have every opportunity to provide some really competitive deals and give the UKs lethargic mobile phone industry the wake-up call it needs.

“Generally speaking, having just three organisations dominating 90% of one sector is not always a positive move. However, the mobile phones sector is one of the few that will actually benefit from this. This new organisation will not have to make huge investments into customer acquisition and all funding can be ploughed into investment into new services, exploiting new technologies and competing more aggressively with O2 and Vodafone. T-Mobile has been struggling to compete against its larger rivals for some time and last month admitted it had lost 87,000 UK customers in the three months to the end of June so this couldn’t come at a better time for them.

About uSwitch:
uSwitch.com is a free, impartial online and telephone-based comparison and switching service, helping consumers compare prices on gas, electricity, water, heating cover, home telephone, broadband, digital television, mobile phones, personal finance products and car insurance.

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66% of Mobile Phone Users Risk High Overseas Charges Just by Switching Their Phone On

uSwitch.com is urging mobile phone users to wise up on overseas charges, after research revealed that over four in ten Brits (43%) have been shocked by an expensive phone bill when they’ve returned from a holiday abroad. And it’s not just the chatterboxes who have to worry – 66% of people risk running up overseas charges just by switching their phone on:

66% of Mobile Phone Users Risk High Overseas Charges Just by Switching Their Phone On

  • Liable for overseas charges: 33% keep their phone switched on most of the time while abroad even though they don’t intend to use it, while 26% switch on occasionally to check messages
  • Wasting money: 8% switch their phone on when they land just to check it’s working– their phone will automatically be liable for overseas charges
  • Caught out: 42% are unaware that they can be charged for someone leaving them a voicemail while they’re abroad – one in ten (10%) don’t know they can be charged for picking up voicemail messages when abroad
  • In the dark: 85% of mobile phone users aren’t sure what they are being charged for calls and texts while abroad despite new EU pricing guidelines coming into effect from 1st July 2009
  • 50% have never asked their provider about a roaming package for cheaper calls abroad and 75% have never used an international SIM card.

Consumers risk running up large mobile phone bills while abroad, because they are in the dark about overseas charges, according to new research from uSwitch.com, the independent price comparison and switching service. Even though 91% of people take their mobile phones with them abroad on holiday, 85% aren’t sure what they are being charged. And, despite best efforts to limit the impact of overseas charges, many are falling into little known, but avoidable, traps. As a result, over four in ten people (43%) have been shocked by an expensive phone bill when they have got home from holiday.

Most consumers are aware that making calls on their mobile while abroad can cost a small fortune so 80% try to keep it to the bare minimum. To limit the impact, over a quarter of people (27%) take their phone for emergency use only, while 18% pick up calls and texts but won’t make any calls themselves. As a result, 46% of people only make one or two calls while away.

They may think they are being careful, but in fact 66% of mobile phone users are unwittingly opening themselves up to higher overseas charges – just by switching their phone on. This is because the minute you switch on abroad and your phone registers onto a local network you will be billed at overseas rates – you will have to pay to receive calls, for someone leaving you a voicemail message and to pick up voicemail messages. You are liable for overseas charges even if you don’t actually make any calls yourself – bad news for the third (33%) of people who keep their phone switched on most of the time, even though they don’t intend to use it.

As a result, cash conscious consumers are getting caught out. Those who turn their phone on sporadically to check messages (26%) are at risk of clocking up unexpected overseas charges even if they switch their mobile straight back off again. More worryingly, people who turn their phone on just to use the camera or alarm clock (6%) or to simply check that it is working after getting off the plane (8%) are also making themselves liable.

The biggest sting in the tale is for those who get voicemail messages while their phone is registered as being overseas. Not only are they charged at overseas rates for the message being left, but they are then charged again at overseas rates for picking the message up.

People who make calls while overseas don’t fare any better. New EU guidelines effective from 1st July 2009 state that the maximum a mobile phone provider can charge for services in Europe is:

  • 37p per minute to make phone calls
  • 16p per minute to receive phone calls
  • 9p to send a standard text message.
However, only 15% of people can correctly identify the maximum that can be charged for making a call while abroad, with 34% underestimating the charges. Moreover, 61% of people believe that they are charged for receiving text messages while abroad when this is actually free.

Steve Weller, communications expert at uSwitch.com, says: “When it comes to taking a mobile phone abroad on holiday, consumers have to ‘know before they go’ if they don’t want to be hit with unexpected charges. As soon as your phone is switched on abroad the damage is done – it is registered to a local network and starts to incur overseas charges, even if you switch it straight back off again. This means that you pay to receive calls, make calls, for people to leave you a message and to pick up that message – all at higher overseas rates.

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Tesco Mobile Has Unveiled A Brand New Credit Crunch-Beating Unlimited Tariff, Allowing People To Talk And Text As Much As They Want

Tesco Mobile has unveiled a brand new credit crunch-beating unlimited tariff, allowing people to talk and text as much as they want without worrying about their monthly phone bills.

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The SIM only, pay monthly deal gives people unlimited minutes, texts and browsing for just £30 a month. With everyone watching their wallets, people need not worry about going over their free minutes and getting a large, unexpected bill at the end of the month.

Research from Tesco Mobile showed that in the current financial climate, worry over the cost of monthly phone bills has led to people spending less time on the phone to friends and relatives.

59% of Brits said they would spend more time on their mobiles if they had unlimited minutes and over half of all respondents (52%) claimed they had friends or relatives who cut short phone calls to keep costs down. Nearly half admitted doing this themselves (49%) despite it being voted one of the most annoying breaches of ‘mobile phone etiquette’.

With over 85% of the population now owning a mobile phone, mobile use has developed its own ‘rules’ for behaviour. Asked to name the most unacceptable and annoying mobile phone habits, the majority of people surveyed cited habits such as calling someone and then hanging up so they have to return the call, texting people to ask them to call back and not picking up voicemails to save money as the most irritating.

Lance Batchelor, Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Mobile and Tesco Telecoms said: “Ours is the only pay monthly deal that gives consumers truly unlimited calling and texting. You don’t have to choose if you’re a chatterbox or a texter, you can use your mobile as much as you want without having to worry about the cost.

“We believe that this will change the way people use their mobile phones. The new tariff aims to give people a simple, guaranteed way to have unlimited calls, texts and browsing. It takes away the concern and uncertainty about your monthly bill as it’s fixed at £30, meaning you can talk, text and browse freely, and avoid the annoying habits revealed by our research.”

– Unlimited tariff is subject to a fair use limit of £500
– Research undertaken by YouGov for Tesco Mobile, July 2009

About Tesco Mobile:
Tesco Mobile is a 50-50 joint venture between Tesco and O2. The company sells exclusively Tesco Mobile branded services in Tesco stores, online and through Tesco Direct, across the UK using O2’s technology and network. The service gives Tesco Mobile customers value, simplicity and choice, offering them simple, great value tariffs with rewards such as free credit, free sim cards and Clubcard points. Tesco Mobile has been voted as the number one mobile network for customer satisfaction by Which Magazine (May ’09).

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BT Plans Communication Integration To Reduce Mobile Costs For Small Businesses

BT has announced plans to integrate the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) technology from Research In Motion (RIM) with BT Communications Complete (based on the Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series platform).

The planned new offering will enable BlackBerry smartphone users to take advantage of Wi-Fi networks in the office for voice calls. The solution enables users to switch from Wi-Fi to cellular networks, even in mid-call, allowing small to medium-sized business to reduce mobile airtime costs and be more productive.

Business users will be able to enjoy all the out-of-the-office conveniences of their BlackBerry smartphone – access to contacts, calls, applications and email anywhere – when they are in the office, but without the usually higher mobile airtime costs.

With features like a single voicemail box, the development will also eliminate the time wasted listening to and answering messages on multiple voicemails – making users easier to contact and potentially giving them quicker response times to customers and colleagues’ queries.

Users can choose to be contacted using just one number and, by incorporating BT’s One Plan Plus into BT Communications Complete, firms can make intra-company calls (including mobile calls) without incurring call-forwarding charges.

“The solution will enable the delivery of unified communications tools for small to medium-sized businesses, which previously only benefited larger firms,” said Bill Murphy, managing director, BT Business. “Technologies that better integrate key business processes, reduce costs and keep workers in touch with customers regardless of location, help firms to operate more effectively and to be in better shape for the upturn when it comes.”

“Small and medium-sized businesses have the same concerns as all of us – driving down costs and delivering a better customer experience. Unified communications can support those two objectives. The new service will bring together the strengths of all three companies – Cisco, BT and RIM – to deliver a great offer for companies of all sizes,” said Rick Moran, vice president of marketing, Cisco.

About BT
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

In the year ended 31 March 2009, BT Group’s revenue was £21,390 million. British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

About BT Business
BT Business understands the challenges that businesses face in the current climate, and supports cost control, improved productivity and winning business through product collections including business broadband & internet, domainsweb hosting, data & voice networks, IT support and mobile services.

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Shoppers Vote For Tesco Mobile As The Number One Network

Tesco Mobile has once again proved that it puts customers first by beating all other leading networks to scoop the top position in the prestigious mobile satisfaction survey from Which? Magazine for the fourth year in a row.

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The authoritative survey of over 5,000 people found that Tesco Mobile was the favourite mobile operator for Pay as you go, with customers nominating the network for services including its wide handset range, affordable tariffs and exceptional customer service.

Tesco Mobile’s handsets were also applauded with the Nokia 2610 highlighted as ‘cheapest best buy’ and the Nokia 5310 as ‘best buy under £80’.

Tesco Mobile’s Pay as you go tariff which rewards customers with free triple credit, was also given a special mention by Which?, who called it the ‘best top-up incentive’, beating other mobile networks’ top up bonuses for value.

The Which? report is backed up by other recent mobile surveys including the 2009 Aura Mobile Customer Survey which selected Tesco Mobile as the top operator for customer satisfaction.

Lance Batchelor, Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Mobile and Tesco Telecoms said:

“This is a powerful endorsement for our brand and we are delighted that Which? members have voted for Tesco Mobile.

“Customer service is crucially important to mobile users who will often select their operator on the experience they have had. It’s great news for us that consumers have chosen Tesco Mobile over the other networks for four years in a row and shows that people are prepared to shop around to get the very best in customer care.”

About Tesco Mobile:
Tesco Mobile is a 50:50 joint venture between Tesco and O2. The company sells exclusively Tesco Mobile branded services in Tesco stores, online and through Tesco Direct, across the UK using O2’s technology and network. This partnership means the Tesco Mobile network currently covers 99% of the UK population. The service gives Tesco Mobile customers value, simplicity and choice, offering them simple, great value tariffs with rewards such as free credit, free sim cards and Clubcard points. Tesco Mobile has been voted as the number one mobile network for customer satisfaction by Which Magazine (May 09).

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The Steady Rise Of Tesco Mobile As A Mobile Player Took Another Leap Forward By Winning The Coveted “Credit Crunch Award” At The Recent Mobile Industry Awards

The steady rise of Tesco Mobile as a mobile player took another leap forward by winning the coveted “Credit Crunch Award” at the recent Mobile Industry Awards for the brand’s Triple Your Credit tariff.

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The award was for the company that had delivered best value to customers in the current economic climate, and was judged on three criteria: most outstanding value; value that resonates with customers; and clear communication. Tesco Mobile beat off competition from Virgin Mobile, T-Mobile, Carphone Warehouse, Lebara Mobile, and Lycamobile who were all nominated in the category.

As well as a bigger range of products and in-store marketing, Tesco has offered promotions and deals that have taken the market by storm. In particular, the Pay As You Go deal that won the Mobile Industry Award was Tesco’s top-up £15, which was tripled to give £45 worth of credit. Similar top-up promotions turned £10 into £20, and £20 into £60.

The judges felt there was imagination behind the mobile phone deals, going beyond simply cutting prices. “For me, this is customer insight turned into a deal built around value,” said one judge. Another judge said: “It is so simple to understand, and especially with so many offers available, this is something that immediately pulls me in”.

The judges believed “triple your credit” was a simple concise, yet powerful tagline. “It is interesting that the attraction is the offer, rather than the price they are offering it at. That’s quite different in the current market,” said one judge.

The award win comes on the back of May’s announcement that Tesco Mobile topped the prestigious mobile satisfaction survey from Which? Magazine for the fourth year in a row, beating all other leading networks in the process.

A Tesco Telecoms spokesperson said: “This is an excellent achievement by the whole team, of which we should all be every proud. It goes to show what can happen when we put excellent customer insight together with fantastic execution.”

About Tesco Mobile:
Tesco Mobile is a 50:50 joint venture between Tesco and O2. The company sells exclusively Tesco Mobile branded services in Tesco stores, online and through Tesco Direct, across the UK using O2’s technology and network. The service gives Tesco Mobile customers value, simplicity and choice, offering them simple, great value tariffs with rewards such as free credit, free sim cards and Clubcard points. Tesco Mobile has been voted as the number one mobile network for customer satisfaction by Which Magazine (May 09).

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O3SIS to demonstrate how carriers and service providers can utilize O3SIS Living Mobility Solutions to significantly increase revenues and save budgets in challenging economic environments

O3SIS AG, leading provider of carrier-grade mobile software solutions today announced that it will be presenting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from February 16-19 (stand 2D15).

At this years event O3SIS unveils its new carrier and enterprise editions of the Living Communication Suite and the brand new Living Media Suite. With innovative business models such as SaaS (Software as a Service) and Mobile Advertising, O3SIS is committed to meet the requirements of challenging market dynamics. O3SIS best-in-class mobility solutions are built to boost profitable mobile data business and leverage existing investments of its customers.

The new product suite “O3SIS Living Communication Suite – Carrier Edition” is designed to deliver a compelling and differentiating end user experience, resulting in best-in-class service uptake rates. O3SIS’ “Living Address Book” comes along with new O3SIS client software (Windows Mobile, Blackberry, iPhone, Symbian and more) – powered by state-of-the-art data synchronisation and push technologies. Based on this end-2-end solution, O3SIS showcases how carriers can unleash the mobile value of “Networked Personal Data” and an integrated social network syndication solution.

With the “O3SIS Living Media Suite” including the “Living Phone Safe – Advertising Edition’ mobile operators get a range of powerful solutions in their hands to tap new revenue streams based on relevant, personalized advertising while at the same time keep customers loyal to their networks. O3SIS “Living Push Mail” empowers operators to offer a groundbreaking push e-mail service to the mass market. The product unifies all the various standards and technologies to deliver e-mail to almost any device – packaged in a homogenous service offering and optimized according to the capabilities of handsets. The combination and integration with other O3SIS products leads to an unmatched personal communication experience for the user.

With the brand new ‘Living Communication Suite – Enterprise and SAAS Edition’ O3SIS rolls out a comprehensive Mobility Business Solution offering to Enterprises and Public Authorities. Based on a world leading Carrier-Class architecture the product covers today’s security demands of corporate IT departments. The fully managed solution enables companies to get a leading edge mobile communication solution at a highly attractive TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)

“We’re excited to again make key product announcements at the world’s largest mobile telecommunications show,” said Dirk Dörre, CEO and CTO at O3SIS. “We are very confident that our carrier, enterprise and retail customers will immediately benefit from our innovative product line and the outstanding end user experience it provides.”

The O3SIS executive team will be onsite to discuss business details and share its vision for the mobile industry. Members of the press interested in interviewing an O3SIS executive at 3GSM should contact Mireille Napoa of O3SIS AG at +49 (2204) 747-101 or mireille.napoa@o3sis.com.

Press-kits and setting up an appointment is available online from our Congress site at events.o3sis.com.

About O3SIS
O3SIS AG is a leading provider of carrier-grade mobile software solutions. Our mobility products, data synchronization and push technologies are deployed by top tier mobile operators, ISPs / ASPs, and enterprises with millions of users worldwide. O3SIS living mobility products help to protect and share personal mobile data and media content. Users can interact and communicate through web, mobile phones, communities and social networks with best in class usability.

O3SIS innovative products Living Push Mail, Living Communication Suite and Living Media Suite enable customers to save costs, build a better customer relationship, and create additional revenue streams. For more information, visit www.o3sis.com or contact info@o3sis.com.

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I-Voip.Co.Uk The Leading U.K. Supplier Of Skype Phones And Voip Phone Devices Re-Launched This Week As An Innovative New Form Of Price Comparison Service

I-VoIP.co.uk the leading U.K. supplier of Skype Phones and VoIP Phone devices re-launched this week as an innovative new form of price comparison service. I-VoIP has ceased selling products directly to consumers and has instead turned its knowledge of the VoIP market to the benefit of consumers by providing reviews and insight into a huge array of VoIP products and services from leading providers.

Since EBAY purchased Skype in 2006 popular awareness of the existence and benefits of VoIP services has exploded in the UK and across the world. With this increased awareness has come the entry of global players into the manufacture and distribution of VoIP and Skype phones and hardware. This period has also seen a proliferation of new VoIP service providers offering ever cheaper rates and value added benefits from voicemail to call management.

Throughout this time I-VoIP has expanded both its product range and the information it offers to users. I-VoIP was conceived with the dual purpose of selling VoIP and Skype phones and providing all the help and advice that non-technical users needed to select the right VoIP device for their particular situation. As product prices came down so the demand for I-VoIP’s information and experience shot up. This trend lead to the decision to stop sourcing and selling products and instead to expand the company’s information services and to partner with other larger retailers to offer consumers the best advice and prices on VoIP products and services all in one place.

Now I-VoIP has been re-launched with improved advice and support on VoIP products including video reviews, product ratings and updated information on VoIP service providers. Furthermore thanks to the use of the new E-Farm platform I-VoIP is able to offer its customers the best prices available on the internet from leading suppliers across a huge range of VoIP and Skype products.

“We are very excited about this change of direction. It represents an evolution rather that a revolution in terms of our business model because I-VoIP’s success has always been built upon the provision of simple and impartial advice to VoIP users. We can now offer our users all the advice that they need along with the best prices available online in once place. All we have done is cut out the middle man only in this case the middle man happened to be us!” — Stefan Michalak, Director, I-VoIP.co.uk

For additional information on the new I-VoIP.co.uk website, email
enquiries@i-voip.co.uk I-VoIP or visit http://www.i-voip.co.uk.

About I-VoIP.co.uk:
I-VoIP was founded in early 2005 as an independent online retailer selling the latest Skype and VoIP products. As one of the first retailers of such products in the U.K. I-VoIP experienced tremendous growth and success expanding its product range and moving premises several times. The I-VoIP concept was motivated by the desire to provide straightforward and impartial advice to VoIP users to enable them to make the right choices in a complicated nascent marketplace. In its new incarnation I-VoIP is better able than ever to offer users the tools they need to make the right decisions about which VoIP hardware they purchase and which VoIP services they use.

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CelTrek, the first US based company that offers one SIM card for 165 countries

CelTrek, the first US based company that offers one SIM card for 165 countries including free US, UK or French phone numbers, has now upgraded its service with these features:

* Call forwarding via the CelTrek Web site to any phone number worldwide. For example CelTrek users can forward the CelTrek phone number to their US number when back home.
* CelTrek caller ID. The CelTrek phone number is displayed to call recipients.
* Recharge airtime by phone via pin code or scratch card, in addition to recharging over the CelTrek webpage.
* Check balance, check number, add credit, etc, straight from the CelTrek phone.
* An increased number of compatible devices that work with the CelTrek service.

“These features were not required to measure up to the other SIM products on the market, but as part of our desire to create a true world phone capability.” Mr. Seroussi continues. “The advanced functions, the ease of use, and yes, of course the fact that our users can save up to 90% over roaming costs from other US carriers, makes us proud to say, you can feel free to move about the planet and communicate as you would from home or office.”

“We have two goals in mind for CelTrek. One, to be the most fully loaded global roaming tool for travelers, and two, to offer distributors all they need to penetrate the world wide need for such a product,” says Florian Seroussi, CelTrek CEO.

Miami, FL based CelTrek was created by Global Roaming, Inc.. With over 350 GSM network operator agreements covering 165 countries, CelTrek users roam on conventional cellular systems at greatly reduced rates.

CelTrek is a pre-paid service, with no contracts, or minimum usage requirements. Users simply buy CelTrek SIM cards, airtime, and GSM phones, check rates and manage their CelTrek account online at, www.celtrek.com. CelTrek provides solutions for corporate clients and offers distribution opportunities.

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