Vyke Communications has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vyke AS, has signed a global agreement with Nokia Corporation to distribute Vyke's mobile Voice over Internet Protocol service, Mobile IP.
Under the terms of the agreement, Vyke has licensed Nokia to distribute the mobile handset software component of the Vyke Mobile IP service. New users acquired via the Nokia on-device content portal 'Download!' will automatically be directed to Vyke's end user communications portal, www.vyke.com and have accounts created simply within the Vyke system.
Nokia and Vyke have identified selected European markets for the initial launch of the distribution channel made available under this agreement.
New users signing up for Vyke's Mobile IP service via Nokia Download! will be awarded $1 of free Vyke calling credit. As calling North America and Western European fixed lines is only charged at ¢4 per call (~2p) with no per minute charges, Vyke's introductory offer potentially provides tens of hours of free international calling from the mobile phone.
Tommy Jensen, Executive Chairman of Vyke stated that: "This agreement is a fantastic step forward for Vyke and its shareholders as it provides a significant new distribution channel. Elements of Vyke's Mobile IP service were originally developed in co-operation with Forum Nokia PRO and we are very pleased to expand upon that relationship through this distribution agreement."