SOURCE: Airwide Solutions

Airwide Solutions

February 17, 2010 03:00 ET

Airwide Solutions and Tecnotree Partner for Comprehensive VAS Solutions

Increased Demand for Reliable and Secure Mobile Services in Emerging Markets and Western Europe Drives Partnership

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) - MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Airwide Solutions (Hall 2, Stand B38) and Tecnotree (Tecnomen - Lifetree) have announced that they have entered into a non-exclusive global distribution agreement. Under terms of the agreement, the companies will make available to operators world-wide a leading portfolio of next generation messaging infrastructure, OSS/BSS and value-added services solutions. The collaboration is expected to help both companies more extensively serve mobile operators in developed markets like Western Europe, and emerging markets like Africa and Latin America.

Emerging regions are increasingly tapping into mobile phone technology to improve quality of life in the region. For example, many operators are now offering low-cost and high-quality value-added service to millions of people in the developing world. As a key underpinning of these services, operators need infrastructure that meets the increased demand, conforms to security and reliability requirements, and offers flexibility for tomorrow's yet unseen innovative service offerings. Together, Airwide Solutions and Tecnotree can provide comprehensive, out-of-the-box solutions that meet these types of needs.

Additionally, Airwide's and Tecnotree's comprehensive portfolio is of interest to operators in developed markets like Western Europe, enabling operators to optimize their service delivery infrastructure, create an efficient service creation environment for launching profitable services in the shortest time-to-market, monetize their network investments by enhancing 3rd party services and applications, and drive new revenue from existing assets, making them ad-funded, for example.

"Working together with Airwide will extend our value and reach we can provide to operators in both emerging and developed markets. Together we can offer powerful VAS solutions to operators worldwide, satisfying their needs for today and tomorrow. We expect this to be a fruitful relationship for both our company and our joint customers," said Leena Koskelainen, Director, Tecnotree VAS Solution Center.

"We are very pleased to work with Tecnotree and expect the comprehensive nature of our combined solutions, as well as our mutual experience in both developed and emerging regions, will bring high value to operators in all parts of the globe," said Antero Norkio, head of channels for Airwide Solutions. "With the portfolio from two leading providers of next-generation messaging and VAS solutions, we have the tool set that enables operators to create segmented, interactive and profitable services."

About Airwide Solutions

Airwide Solutions is the leading provider of next-generation mobile messaging and wireless internet infrastructure, applications and solutions. Its products have helped more than 150 wireless operators worldwide drive mobile messaging usage and revenues and enable them to leverage multiple delivery channels and next-generation infrastructure in new and more powerful ways. With a history of industry firsts -- including the first text message ever sent, the introduction of the first SMS router, the first A2P MMS push gateway and mobile service control which enables mobile context, personalization and profiling -- the company continues to pioneer new technologies. Airwide's open, tiered Fusion architecture offers mobile operators advanced revenue options, a practical pathway to Mobile Messaging 2.0 and a foundation to bridge mobile messaging and the mobile internet.

Airwide Solutions operates globally with offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa. For more information about Airwide Solutions, please visit www.airwidesolutions.com.

About Tecnotree

Tecnotree, (Tecnomen Lifetree) founded in 1978, is one of the leading suppliers of Business and Operations Support Systems (BSS/OSS) and Value Added Services (VAS) for telecom operators worldwide. Tecnotree markets and sells its products and services through its own organisation, as well as through global and local partners, and has supplied its products to more than 120 customers around the world. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Tecnotree has about 800 employees working in 20 locations worldwide. The company is listed on the main list of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd with the trading code TEM1V. For more information on Tecnotree visit www.tecnotree.com

Airwide is a registered trademark of Airwide Solutions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • For further information follow Airwide on Twitter at @airwide or contact:

    Brenda Suarez
    Airwide Solutions
    Email: Email Contact
    Tel: 781-229-2406 ext. 2731

    Chrissie McGoldrick
    Mi liberty
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    Tel: +44 (0) 207-751-4444

    Kristin Conforti
    PAN Communications
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    Tel: 978-474-1900

    For Information on Tecnotree contact:
    Leena Koskelainen
    Tecnotree
    Email: Email Contact
    Tel: +358 40 551 7356