Mobile Tornado Group plc
("Mobile Tornado" or the "Company")
America Movil Deploys Instant Communications Service
Mobile Tornado Group Plc (AIM: MBT), the leading provider of instant communication solutions to workforce management and its Mexican partner, Atencion en Comunicaciones, have announced a partnership agreement with America Movil.
America Movil have adopted Mobile Tornado's IPRS™ (Internet Protocol Radio Service) platform and will launch the service initially across the Telcel™ network in Mexico and the Claro™ network in Brazil. Based on Push To Talk technology, IPRS enables enhanced IP-based instant communication services.
Push to Talk uses the power of next generation networks and handsets to provide a new user interface that bypasses traditional half-duplex voice prompts and simplifies registry to the service, message access and management. It also increases the appeal and functionality of immediate communications.
With IPRS, subscribers can see their contacts' presence status and location. They can also generate immediate one-to-one or one-to-many voice sessions and can send and receive instant messages. In addition, mirroring the way SMS text messaging works, IPRS enables users to record voice messages on their handsets and send them directly to individuals or groups in the network without making the phone ring or interrupting recipient. The simple, intuitive user navigation is designed to meet today's demand for "always-on" communication.
Carlos Romano, CEO of Atencion en Comunicaciones stated: "We are excited about this new enterprise. With a relationship of over 20 years with America Movil, we know of their high levels of expectancy in terms of product quality and customers' satisfaction. Working with Mobile Tornado we are delivering our client the best PTT product in the market. They've been quick to recognize the added value and increased personal efficiency that results from faster voice and message access, simplified message handling, and new voice messaging capabilities."
"We are proud to work with America Movil, a trailblazer in the mobile industry, to usher in the era of next generation instant communications services across South America," said Jeremy Fenn, Chief Executive Officer at Mobile Tornado. ''IPRS will enable America Movil to generate greater revenues through increased data traffic and the addition of new subscribers."
For further details please contact:
Mobile Tornado Group plc
Jeremy Fenn, Chief Executive +44 (0) 7734 475888
Northland Capital Partners Limited
Shane Gallwey / Gavin Burnell +44 (0)20 7996 8800
About América Móvil
(BMV: AMX / NYSE: AMX / NASDAQ: AMOV / BMAD: AMXL) is a Mexican telecommunication company headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico. It is the third largest mobile network operator in terms of equity subscribers, one of the largest corporations in Latin America, and the world. America Movil is a Fortune 500company. América Móvil provides services to over 215 million wireless subscribers in the Americas, primarily in Latin Americaand the Caribbean.
Claro™ is the largest mobile phone network in the Americas and is part of the Mexican telecom group América Móvil. It serves clients in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.
Telcel™ is a Mexican wireless telecommunications company, owned by América Móvil. Founded in 1989 and based in Mexico City, Telcel™ is the leading provider of wireless communications services in Mexico. Telcel™ holds concessions to operate a wireless network in all nine geographic regions in Mexico using both the 850 megahertz and 1900 megahertz radio spectrum. According to Cofetel (Comision Federal de Telecomunicaciones -Mexico's Federal Telecomms Commission), as of July 2008, Telcel's subscribers represented an estimated 77.2% share of the Mexican wireless market. On August 2011, Telcel reported it has 66.9 million cellular subscribers. Always at the forefront, Telcel™ offers faster wireless connectivity of the domestic market in voice and data services on GSM / GPRS / EDGE and UMTS / HSDPA.
For more information please visit www.telcel.com
About Mobile Tornado Group Plc
Mobile Tornado Group (AIM: MBT) specializes in the provision of Instant Communications applications for mobile devices, with a focus on enterprise workforce management. The company's three main applications are Instant Talk, Instant Locate and Instant Alert, enabling organizations to communicate with their employees more effectively and cost efficiently than conventional mobile services and competing private mobile radio solutions. By equipping their workforce with conventional mobile handsets and MBT applications, a company can communicate with one or many employees simultaneously, track employee locations, and immediately be alerted of major issues.
MBT's patented Internet Protocol Radio Service (IPRS) technology has been successfully deployed in networks around the world. The suite of IP-based, OMA standards-compliant, services provide real time, 'always-on', bandwidth-efficient communications across a range of mobile networks and devices, including compatibility with forthcoming LTE (Long Term Evolution) 4G mobile networks. Its technical and cost performance is superior to many competing services and technologies, as is being validated in the marketplace.
Mobile Tornado is 49% owned by InTechnology Group plc, the UK's leading Managed Data and Communication Services Group. With its headquarters in the UK, Mobile Tornado has offices in the UK, Israel, India and China.
For more information about Mobile Tornado visit www.mobiletornado.com
About Atencion en Comunicaciones
Atencion en Comunicaciones main business is implementing technological solutions for medium sized and large corporate companies in Latin America. It focuses on solving customers' needs with leading technological solutions. Atencion en Comunicaciones is part of Grupo Atencion, a private conglomerate with seven locations and over 5,000 associates, specializing in customer care, office equipment and outsourced business solutions.
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