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Opera is unveiling its latest browser, Opera Turbo at Mobile World Congress next week.
Available for business customers on Opera Desktop, Opera Mobile and Opera Devices SDK, Opera Turbo is said to compress bandwidth consumption. By processing data being sent to a mobile phone or a PC by up to 80 percent, operators will be able to reduce network traffic and save on data transmissions.

For device manufacturers, Opera Turbo is claimed to provide a faster browsing application that can leverage device capabilities and utilize hardware resources more effectively. By leveraging Opera Turbo, operators and OEMs can provide a faster browsing experience to end-users, independent of network constraints or hardware limitations. Opera Turbo offers full support for dynamic Web technologies such as Ajax and Flash.
Due to Opera Turbo's 'advanced' compression technology, even devices with limited hardware capabilities show improved page download rates and better overall performance. By leveraging its experience with server-side optimization solutions such as Opera Mini, Opera Software is extending optimization to encompass other Opera browser products. Moreover, Opera Turbo is able to reduce the size of the transferred page without transcoding the page.
Opera Turbo supports Opera's belief in "One Web", providing equal access to the Internet regardless of the device or network quality. Opera has focused on a way to improve performance and the overall speed of its browser under any condition, whether surfing from a limited mobile phone in a remote location or with an early model desktop computer on a dial-up modem. To Opera, One Web means being able to take the one true Web and make it available to people on their own terms. Opera believes that circumstances should not dictate how its browser performs, and Opera Turbo is a way to ensure the best browsing possible anytime, anywhere.
"We are living in a time and place where access to the Web should be a universal right to all. Technology has advanced us to the point that we can very nearly access the Internet anytime and anywhere from a growing number of devices," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "As part of Opera's commitment to provide the best experience on any device, Opera has developed the Opera Turbo solution. The Mobile World Congress serves as a forum for us to educate others on the wonders of Web technology."

The 50/50 joint venture that united the wireless semiconductor division of STMicroelectronics and the mobile platform division of Ericsson has become ST-Ericsson. The announcement follows the recent closing of the agreement announced in August 2008, between the parent companies, to merge Ericsson Mobile Platforms and ST-NXP Wireless.

ST-Ericsson is said to be a key supplier to four of the top five handset manufacturers, with combined pro-forma revenues of about US$3.6bn in 2008, and a solid cash position of US$400mn.
"ST-Ericsson is born as a leader, drawing upon the strong heritage of some of the best wireless companies.  Thanks to our cumulative experience, unique portfolio and long-standing relationships with the top handset manufacturers, ST-Ericsson has the four fundamental components necessary for success: a commitment to innovation, a complete portfolio of wireless solutions, a solid reputation as a reliable and trusted partner and an experienced management team focused on execution," said Alain Dutheil, President and CEO of ST-Ericsson.  "The strong backing of experienced parent companies, combined with the highly complementary and compatible cultures, gives ST-Ericsson an optimal starting point for quickly consolidating its position as a sustainable leader."
Dutheil stressed the primary importance of technology innovation to the new company. "We have the scale to invest and bring to market the technologies that will give our customers the momentum to succeed," he added.  "We will build on a well-established tradition of technology and innovation leadership to create a well focused R&D powerhouse." 

Convergent billing specialist, Cerillion Technologies, has unveiled its Total Convergence Architecture (TCA), a new flexible model for telecoms operators based on a industry standard framework - the TM Forum's Telecom Application Map (TAM). Cerillion's TCA is designed to help operators move to the next generation of customer management by addressing the challenges of prepaid-postpaid convergence that until now have remained an unobtainable goal for most telecoms providers.

Dominic Smith, marketing director, Cerillion Technologies, said: "Driven by the necessity to develop and sustain their customer base, grow average revenue per user (ARPU) and lower capex and opex, operators have reached the critical point where they must embrace the convergence of their prepaid and postpaid platforms."

"Until now, this migration has been held back by the lack of a coherent infrastructure or methodology," he adds. "The development and launch of TCA helps remove these barriers, giving operators the platform they need to put true convergence into practice."

Cerillion's TCA has the flexibility to allow operators to pick and mix components from both billing vendors and network suppliers, utilising standards-based interfaces such as Diameter to fulfil the integration. It also supports phased deployment and upgrades, with real benefits being delivered at each stage on the path to total convergence.

With TCA, Cerillion is helping operators to achieve business improvement at all layers of the Telecom Application Map, covering sales and marketing, product management, customer management, service management and resource management. 

"Previous convergence models have been largely geared to a one-size-fits-all approach," says Louis Hall, chief executive officer, Cerillion Technologies. "We believe that our approach is completely different."

"Our flexible TCA framework reflects the fact that each operator faces a different set of challenges specific to their own market," he adds. "With this in mind, we have focused on enabling operators to deploy convergence in a way which suits their individual business rather than one dictated by the vendor."   

Adax has announced plans to demonstrate of its integrated signaling gateway solution at the Adax booth during the Mobile World Congress. According to Adax, the demonstration will showcase how mobile operators can benefit from the integration of existing SS7 Intelligent Nodes and databases with IP-based Media Gateways, Signaling Gateways and Softswitches.

The Adax Signaling Gateway (AdaxGW) utilises the carrier-grade, NEBS3 / ETSI compliant, IBM BladeCenter HT resulting in a powerful, high-density single slot solution for SS7, SIGTRAN or SS7/IP signaling. This helps telecommunications carriers to bridge the worlds of legacy PSTN and new, IP-based, Next-Generation Networks (NGN). With the ability to run a signaling stack or gateway on one card, the signaling blade enables an 'extremely cost-effective, carrier-grade solution' that allows carriers to leverage the economics of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf technologies to greatly reduce their total-cost of ownership, says Adax.

"We are delighted to be demonstrating for the first time this solution at this year's Mobile World Congress, offering a fully integrated signaling gateway solution with unparalleled scalability and flexibility to protect investments in both SS7  and IP networks," explains Robin Kent, director of operations at Adax Europe.  "Adax has worked closely with IBM to create use cases that demonstrate how re-configurable and re-deployable our solution is to mobile operators who visit the booth." 

The Adax solution has undergone benchmark testing which demonstrated a 140 per cent performance improvement of the signaling Gateway on the IBM Blade over its standalone 1U box.

Qualcomm, a developer of wireless technologies, products and services, today introduced its second-generation embedded Gobi module, delivering multi-mode 3G mobile Internet access on either HSPA or CDMA2000 EV-DO networks in markets around the world.  The Gobi2000 module offers a wide range of enhancements, including support for additional radio frequencies, increased data speeds, enhanced GPS functionality and support for additional operating systems such as Windows 7.  Currently sampling, the Gobi2000 module is expected to be in laptops scheduled for commercial launch in the second half of 2009.

"Qualcomm's first-generation Gobi module has been broadly accepted as seven of the world's 10 largest notebook OEMs have adopted Gobi, and we are now expanding our Gobi roadmap with a second-generation product that delivers enhanced functionality in response to industry demands," said Mike Concannon, senior vice president of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.  "The Gobi2000 module offers a broad range of performance enhancements that will further accelerate the market growth of embedded 3G connectivity."

The Gobi2000 module adds support for additional radio frequencies within the 800 MHz and 900 MHz bands, including UMTS900 which is often used for rural areas in Europe.  Improved uplink capabilities, with support for up to 5.76 Mbps via HSUPA, translates to even faster upload speeds for laptops equipped with Gobi2000 technology.  The GPS functionality of the Gobi2000 module has been further improved with support for Assisted-GPS (A-GPS) and gpsOneXTRA Assistance Technology, which delivers enhanced operation for standalone-GPS via assistance data when A-GPS is not available.  Gobi2000 technology supports an expanded range of operating systems, including integration with Windows 7, to enable an optimal 3G connectivity experience.

"Microsoft sees embedded 3G connectivity becoming an increasingly standard feature in mobile computing, and we believe that Gobi2000 will help drive the exponential growth of the market," said Gary S. Greenbaum, director of business development for Windows Networking at Microsoft Corp.  "We believe Gobi notebook and netbook customers will experience the long-sought desire for ubiquitous connectivity."

"The Gobi module delivers significant benefits not only to notebook users seeking flexibility in connectivity, but also to the entire industry," said Carol Hess-Nickels, director, worldwide business notebook marketing, Personal Systems Group, HP.  "HP has implemented first-generation Gobi into multiple notebook models across our portfolio, and we are looking forward to leveraging the enhancements in Gobi2000 in future notebook offerings."

The Gobi2000 solution includes Qualcomm's MDM2000 chipset, associated HMA-compliant software and APIs, and a reference design for a software-defined configurable data modem supporting EV-DO Rev. A and HSPA - with full backward compatibility.

Carrier IQ, a specialist in Mobile Service Intelligence solutions for wireless carriers and equipment vendors, today confirmed it would be working in partnership with Huawei to launch a new range of datacards that will provide improved feedback on the mobile broadband user experience.

The cards incorporate a unique diagnostic engine to enable carriers to optimize and improve data performance using Carrier IQ's suite of analysis tools.

Announcing the partnership, Carrier IQ CEO, Mark Quinlivan, said: "These new cards will make for smoother delivery of mobile data services, improvements in customer care services, identification of network coverage gaps and increased awareness of actual user behavior."

"Everybody wins," he added, "the manufacturer of the card, the network operator, but most importantly of all, the actual subscriber to mobile data services."

With Carrier IQ's Mobile Service Intelligence software embedded on the mobile broadband datacard or dongle, customer care operators can accurately diagnose problems a subscriber is experiencing.  Data fed back from the cards can also be used to improve network performance and to track any user experience issues.

"Carrier IQ is a good partner of Huawei," said Mr. Su Jie, Director of Huawei Mobile Broadband product line, "Mobile operators are always looking for ways to optimize the customer's user experience. The Carrier IQ Mobile Service Intelligence solution delivers true performance data, enabling mobile operators to optimize their end-to-end service delivery. Huawei believes users can benefit a lot via our USB Modem products."

In January 2009, research firm In-Stat reported that over 200M modem devices were shipped in 2008 with the market predicted to grow to $2.6Bn next year.

The solution is currently undergoing trials with a number of major European operators and first commercially available cards in the new range are expected to be available mid 2009.

Quinlivan added: "Mobile broadband uptake is exploding - the operators best able to match capacity to demand and improve the user experience will be those that reap the largest benefit in data traffic growth."

SkyCross, a global antenna solutions company, has partnered with Infineon Technologies to reduce the bill of materials for ultra-low cost handsets. The handset architecture leverages the technical advantages of Infineon chips and SkyCross iMAT antennas to eliminate conventional RF components. This enables lower cost, simpler integration, and space savings without sacrificing performance, says the companies.

The benefits of the new handset architecture result from consolidating components. The Infineon platform is comprised of one single chip that integrates baseband, power management, RF, and two SIM interfaces. When this chip is paired with an iMAT antenna from SkyCross, which offers multiple feeds, each with high isolation, developers can eliminate the switchplexer in the system. The solution also bundles technologies, development tools, and customer support specifically designed for high volume production.

"Cost is a main driver in each of the mobile phone segments, but pressure is particularly intense for the rapidly growing, high volume, ultra-low cost segment," said Horst Pratsch, Vice President of Marketing for Entry Phone Business at Infineon. "This pressure encourages innovation, and we are pleased to address the challenge with the talented team at SkyCross."

"This game-changing architecture developed by Infineon and SkyCross delivers design freedom to ultra-low cost handset designers," said Joe Gifford, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Product Management at SkyCross. "iMAT continues to demonstrate benefits across a wide range of products, and this use of the versatile technology represents a new wave of possibilities."

The ultra low-cost solution is available now, and future generations are coming soon. The Infineon X-GoldTM102 chip already in mass production incorporates the iMAT dual feed antenna into its XMMTM1020 platform. iMAT, launched in January 2008, is available today in production units such as the first USB dongle to be certified by the WiMAX Forum.

The solution will at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, said to be the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS, has announced that it has acquired a 100% stake in Narico Holdings Limited (Cyprus), a sole owner of Telefon.Ru, one of the largest retail chains in Russia, from Analog Holdings Limited and Delemont Investments Limited.

MTS has acquired a 100% stake in Telefon.Ru for $60 million, including the payment of approximately $22.4 million for inventory reserves . In addition, the transaction includes a provision for a payment of $25 million in 12 to 18 months should the retail chain satisfy certain performance criteria.

Telefon.Ru operates 512 stores in 180 cities in Russia  offering handsets and other electronic goods, as well as tariffs and contracts of mobile operators.

"Combining the reach of Telefon.Ru with our existing retail network will enable MTS to more effectively service our clients, provide a more robust product offering to new customer segments and overall bring the MTS brand closer to our population. The profitability leader in the Russian mobile distribution, Telefon.Ru will bring added retail insight and experience to MTS," remarked Mr. Mikhail Gerchuk, Chief Commercial Officer, MTS.

Added Mr. Mikhail Shamolin, President and CEO, MTS: "Since 2007, we have looked towards the optimization of distribution channels for added growth in our core markets. The current economic environment has provided attractive opportunities to more efficiently extend and control our distribution network. Adding Telefon.Ru, one of the market's most efficient and profitable retailers, to our network will certainly allow MTS to carry through on our promise of a unique customer experience and added value for shareholders."

Open Mobile OS company Azingo has announced Azingo Mobile 2.0, a complete Linux based platform, which includes the Azingo Browser, Azingo Web Runtime, Azingo Application Suite, and Azingo Active Homescreen. Azingo Mobile 2.0 offers a comprehensive UI toolkit enabling a full touch user experience and web widgets that can leverage device specific services like telephony, messaging, multimedia and location based services through the Azingo Web Runtime.

Azingo's products will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

"We are excited to bring a full touch and web-enabled open mobile OS to market," said Mahesh Veerina, CEO of Azingo. "Azingo's mobile platform and software suite enable operators and handset manufacturers to deliver customized mobile devices with a rich Internet experience and a consistent user interface across their product portfolios."

"Azingo has demonstrated leadership in the open mobile platform space by bringing to market a full touch user experience for the LiMo platform," said Morgan Gillis, executive director of the LiMo Foundation. "The rich Web Runtime environment and SDK of Azingo Mobile 2.0 will be instrumental in enabling the LiMo developer ecosystem."

Azingo Mobile 2.0 includes all of the software, development tools, documentation and training required to design and commercialize new mobile phone products. This new platform is based on the LiMo Foundation R1 Reference Implementation which is highly customizable to meet operator requirements. Customers licensing Azingo Mobile 2.0 will receive the Azingo Browser, Azingo Web Runtime, Azingo Active Homescreen and the Azingo Application Suite.

The Azingo Browser is a complete Internet browser for all mobile platforms both open and proprietary. Based on WebKit open source technology, the Azingo Browser offers industry leading performance and desktop-class features including, tabbed browsing, cookies, history, bookmarks, security, page navigation, multimedia plug-ins and integration with Adobe Flash Lite.

Azingo Web Runtime is a WebKit based technology that installs and executes web applications (widgets) on a variety of mobile platforms. With Azingo Web Runtime, developers can create web applications using web technologies such as AJAX, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Web Runtime applications behave like native applications and deliver Web 2.0 experiences that can utilize Azingo's comprehensive set of APIs to access handset resources.

Azingo's Active Homescreen radically extends the capabilities of a conventional phone homescreen by allowing users to add and organize pertinent, real-time information from the Internet and their phone for fast, simple access. The Azingo Active Homescreen was designed to mimic the familiar computer desktop experience through features such as a wider, scrolling homescreen area, drag and drop, shortcuts, folders, and widgets. Users also have one-touch access to content on their handset, including native, Web, or Flash Lite applications, contacts, photos, music, videos, and messages.

The Azingo Applications Suite is available for all Linux based mobile platforms. The Suite includes the following applications: Azingo Mobile Entertainment, Azingo Mobile Productivity, Azingo Mobile Communications, and Azingo Mobile System Applications.

--  Azingo Mobile Entertainment provides music and video players, camera,
    and photo gallery.

--  Azingo Mobile Productivity delivers complete Personal Information
    Management applications, including contacts, calendar, tasks, notes,
    calculator, and alarm.

--  Azingo Mobile Communications offers telephony, call log, SMS, MMS, and

--  Azingo Mobile System Applications include idle screen, main menu,
    panel, phone settings, application and connectivity managers, and a file

Building on their partnership to develop an NFC handset for the GSMA's Pay-Buy-Mobile initiative, INSIDE Contactless, a specialist in advanced open-standard contactless chip technologies, has announced it is partnering with Sagem Wireless, a mobile design company, to create new handset platforms that will support enhanced NFC services. 

Expected to be available to major wireless operators and customers from the fourth quarter of 2009, the Sagem Wireless  NFC platforms will utilize INSIDE's MicroRead NFC chip, and will also incorporate the associated MicroRead Software Foundation NFC protocol stack, which Sagem Wireless has licensed, and which will be integrated and validated with Sagem Wireless' handset platform software.

"Sagem Wireless is making a major commitment to NFC technology with the development of this handset platform, and we are pleased they have chosen to continue working with us and rely upon our MicroRead hardware and software for this venture," said Remy de Tonnac, chief executive officer of INSIDE Contactless.  "MicroRead is the only NFC solution available today that is fully compliant with the single wire protocol standard, and its unique self-powered battery-off mode and low-power tag detection will enable Sagem Wireless to differentiate their offering for competitive advantage."

According to de Tonnac, the MicroRead chip's self-powered battery-off mode and low-power RFID tag detection features will help provide simplicity and convenience to improve the user experience of the Sagem Wireless handset by enabling payment or other transactions to take place successfully even when the handset is turned off or the battery is completely drained.

"INSIDE's combination of MicroRead hardware and software offerings and their design, testing and validation expertise will play an important role in enabling us to speed development and get our new handset platform to market more quickly," said Thierry Buffenoir, chief executive officer of Sagem Wireless.  "With INSIDE's help, we are confident that we can deliver an outstanding NFC handset platform with a superior user experience our customers will appreciate. Therefore we will be able to develop innovative and specific projects for our customers enabling them to prepare the launch of NFC services".

Icomera, a provider of cellular broadband gateways, and Arriva, one of the largest transport services organisations in Europe, have announced the installation of free Internet access and real-time vehicle tracking on the Green Line express coach service between Luton International Airport and Central London.

The fleet of buses has been equipped with Icomera's Moovbox M Series mobile broadband gateway that provides Wi-Fi connectivity on the move with actual download speeds claimed to be in excess of two megabits per second. The Green Line vehicles also leverage the Moovbox for GPS-based location, enabling Arriva staff to monitor and track the fleet's vehicles in real-time.

The Green Line airport express operates a direct 24-hour service between Britain's fourth largest airport and London's Victoria Station terminus. Luton Airport serves almost ten million passengers a year to international destinations, with a year-on-year growth rate of over 5%.

"International travelers expect Internet access at the airport and in hotels, so it was only natural for us to provide free Wi-Fi to and from the airport as well," said Brian Drury, Commercial Director at Arriva The Shires & Essex. "Icomera's Moovbox technology not only provides a cost-effective solution for passenger Internet access but also enables us to keep track of our fleet's precise location at any given moment. This helps Arriva achieve operational efficiencies as well as increasing customer satisfaction."

The Moovbox mobile broadband gateway acts as a bridge between a vehicle and high-speed cellular data networks, providing Wi-Fi access and an Ethernet-based local area network (LAN) for connecting on-board systems such as CCTV, automated announcement, and e-ticketing. The Green Line service utilizes Vodafone's 3G HSPA network which is said to have excellent coverage on the highway route between Luton and Central London. The Luton deployment follows other successful Moovbox-based passenger Wi-Fi installations by Arriva, including the Glasgow Flyer bus service between Glasgow Airport and the city centre, and Arriva Scandinavia's train services throughout Denmark.

"Equipping airport express buses and trains with Internet connectivity is a common sense decision for public transport companies such as Arriva," said Frederik Gustafsson, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Icomera. "As Wi-Fi equipped handheld and portable devices continue to proliferate, so passenger Wi-Fi will be increasingly in demand. But the operational benefits of having a vehicle connected to the Internet - such as passenger security and vehicle location - are very often the key drivers upon which a fleet operator makes that investment decision."

The Moovbox mobile gateway is a ruggedized Wi-Fi access point and cellular router, offering multiple wide area network (WAN) radios for automatic failover and bandwidth aggregation between carriers, and featuring built-in GPS for real-time positioning. Moovbox products also offer multi-port secure Ethernet for IP-CCTV, DVR and telematics equipment with remote in-bound access for device control, and supports plug-and-play upgradability to future technologies such as WiMAX and LTE. The multi-user MoovManage service provides real-time device tracking, schedule adherence monitoring, remote device configuration, and Wi-Fi portal and usage statistics.

CommuniGate Systems, a specialist in carrier-class Mobile Unified Communications, has announced it will launch a new offering called Mobile Office on 16 February 09 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Mobile Office is said to address the market shift from fixed to mobile broadband and communications, and is designed to help mobile operators deliver Value Added Service (VAS) to the lucrative business subscriber market.

Mobile Office empowers mobile operators to deliver a "Virtualised Office" with Mobile Unified Communications as Software as a Service (SaaS) to small and medium sized businesses. Mobile Office is a fixed mobile convergence solution that includes a Flash based Web 2.0 client called Pronto! that works on PCs, Mac, or Linux laptops or computers with no installation needed. Pronto! delivers messaging, contacts and collaboration tools such as shared folders and shared calendars in a single dashboard. The mobile device access for Mobile Office is supported natively for the iPhone 3G, Nokia, and WinMobile devices.

Custom-branded mash-up interfaces are packaged with Mobile Office to enable fast setup and registration of services from mobile retail shop kiosks or directly from an operator's website. Operators will gain enhanced subscriber loyalty and dramatically reduce churn rates by hosting the core business communications and services for the company. The turnkey package is ideal for small businesses that want to virtualise communications, and consolidate telecom and data rate plans. Most SMEs cannot manage and have little desire to invest in premise-based UC solutions. Mobile Office is perfect to drive broadband access offered in a bundle with USB based 3G adapters delivering access anywhere.

A recent IDC study stated that 75% of the global workforce would be mobile by 2011. Enterprises are investing in mobile solutions that increase worker productivity and can help shed costs from operations. A survey by CommuniGate Systems among fixed-line and wireless providers found that Mobile Business Subscribers have six times less churn rates than consumer or residential subscribers and on average result in four times higher ARPU.

"We see many businesses shifting to mobile broadband services," explains Simon Paton, managing director of CommuniGate Systems UK, "Small companies want Unified Communications, but they need it delivered by SaaS as mobility is the key feature businesses want today. With Mobile Office mobile operators will be able to extract value from the huge investments they made in building out their 3G network with the highest value customer - the business subscriber."

"We see data ARPU growing at a 20-30% annual rate, and robust increases in Internet access revenues and multimedia messaging volumes, which all indicate that data will be the key catalyst for future ARPU growth" says Ronald Gruia, Program Leader of Emerging Telecoms at Frost & Sullivan, "CommuniGate Systems' Mobile Office is well positioned to enable operators to capture some of that data growth opportunity within the VAS segment."

The complete line of value added services via Mobile Office is built upon the CommuniGate Pro Unified Communications platform, the most reliable SaaS delivery platform that delivers virtualisation of domains with a modular feature set, powerful class of service provisioning, and a live rolling updates change management capability not found in other solutions. The platform's exclusive Dynamic Clustering architecture provides 99.999% uptime in a multi-tenant architecture with no single point of failure, and allows SaaS providers to add front-end or back-end nodes as needed without any downtime or service interruption. CommuniGate Pro makes it easy for service providers and operators to offer business class services with costs that decline as virtualised client volume increases. CommuniGate Pro is the only truly integrated UC platform that was built to power all forms of IP communications in one integrated platform.

For 25 years, Telcordia has created the innovations that have helped service providers deploy groundbreaking new services cost effectively. Convergence may be a driving force for industry innovation, but delivering with quality and cost-efficiency does not come without its share of complexity. Telcordia helps operators evolve their network operations, enable new services, and enhance customer experiences. By doing this, Telcordia helps its customers to gain competitive advantage - vital during these turbulent economic times.

At this year's Mobile World Congress, Telcordia will discuss how it's helping major and emerging communication service providers (CSPs) worldwide remain competitive through the delivery of profitable and scalable services in an IP-centric environment.

On Thursday 19 February, starting at 11.10am, Telcordia will chair a panel that includes its customer Idea Cellular (India), in the Mobile World Congress Business Services Forum.  The session will address the lessons learned in deploying scalable services in a hyper-growth market. This experience has relevance for any CSP embracing an architecture that can provide speed to market, while maintaining the flexibility to respond to changing business requirements. .

Telcordia will be at stand 2A73(2.0)

me2me, a supplier of Web and voice services, and Optaros, a provider of online applications through the Assembled Web, have announced the creation of me2me, a mobile information storage and retrieval service.

Conceived by me2me AG and assembled by Optaros, me2me mobile applications are available for large-scale trials with network operators in Europe and the United States.

Optaros' open source consulting team provided me2me with a solid infrastructure, allowing users to interact with me2me in following ways:

  • Use a single number to verbally store daily life information and tag it with personal terms to make it searchable
  • Retrieve information over the phone or with a Web account
  • Have information delivered by text message instantly
  • Take control over their voice messages: edit, tag and organize their in- and outbox

"We help clients like me2me deliver solutions that are Assembled Web-native, flowing seamlessly between web, mobile and offline," says Philippe Grosjean, managing director for Europe, Optaros. "Leading companies know that mobile applications are integral in creating quality customer relationships."

"Optaros managed to quickly turn our ideas into working mobile applications, thanks to their unique approach to open source consulting and assembly," says Christian Giroux, me2me CMO. "Feedback from testing a beta-version of the service is overwhelmingly positive.  We truly see me2me as the next big thing in mobile."