SOURCE: Elephant Talk Communications

February 02, 2010 08:30 ET

Elephant Talk Announces Its ISO9001 Certification of Its R&D Center in China

SCHIPHOL, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - Elephant Talk Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: ETAK), an international telecom and multimedia content distributor specializing in carrier grade mobile enabling platforms, today announced that it has been certified ISO9001 as next step to improve the already impressive way of development of its R&D centre.

Martin Zuurbier, CTO of Elephant Talk, commented, "Our mission is to have Elephant Talk's next generation Mobile Telecom Platform deployed in at least 10 countries by the end of 2012 and therefore we strategically wanted to standardize the R&D processes. The standardization process was started in December 2008. During the past 13 months we created the quality assurance system and defined all the standard processes as well as focused on the improvement of the service level, and improving the satisfaction for all our global customers. Since Elephant Talk is rapidly expanding, we absolutely needed a standardized platform for integration with the multiple global MNOs and MVNOs including for Security, Banking and WiFi and WiMax projects. We are very happy we managed to get through the multiple layers of due diligence and were able to successfully pass the comprehensive audit conducted by SGS in order to be awarded the certification."

About ISO

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 163 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.

ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. On the one hand, many of its member institutes are part of the governmental structure of their countries, or are mandated by their government. On the other hand, other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships of industry associations.

Therefore, ISO enables a consensus to be reached on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society.

About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company and is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. In all our Businesses SGS is committed to do not only what is required by law, but what is expected of a leader.

About Elephant Talk Communications

Elephant Talk Communications is positioning itself as an international telecom operator and enabler to the multimedia industry by facilitating the distribution of all forms of content as well as mobile and fixed telecom services to global telecommunications consumers. The Company provides traditional telecom services, media streaming, and distribution services primarily to the business-to-business (B2B) community within the telecommunications market where it has a presence. The Company's global footprint as a fully licensed carrier, supported by its propriety IN (Intelligent Network) and Billing/CRM (Client Relationship Management) Systems has been designed to offer cutting-edge solutions to the increasingly competitive global multimedia industry. Elephant Talk's telecommunications platform eliminates the usual limitations caused by national borders, networks, devices or media and, therefore, enables its B2B customers to operate as independent telecom and multimedia distribution organizations. Elephant Talk is also a system integrator and developer for mobile telecom and content distribution solutions; and, as a Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE), the company has positioned itself as the premier outsourcing partner for both Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) as well as for Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). At the same time, ETAK assists its MNO partners to more efficiently provide a broad range of sophisticated services to their own existing base of MVNOs. ETAK is positioning itself as the preferred MVNE partner of the larger, global Mobile Operators and currently operates sophisticated networks in over a dozen markets in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. The Company was ranked fifth on the Orange County 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50. For more information, visit:

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