SOURCE: Alternet Systems, Inc.

Alternet Systems, Inc.

March 01, 2010 10:25 ET

Alternet Systems, Inc. (ALYI) Joint Venture With Utiba Featured on BusinessWeek.com

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) -  Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: ALYI) recently announced a major mobile commerce strategy and a joint venture, Utiba Americas, with Utiba Pte Ltd. The joint venture, Utiba Americas, will deploy a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform in the Americas and the Caribbean region focused on M-Commerce and mobile financial services. Utiba is a leading global supplier of mobile financial transaction platforms for mobile operators and financial institutions, and Utiba's products are successfully deployed across four different continents and over 320 million subscribers. The recent joint venture and the Company profile is now available BusinessWeek's website:

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?ticker=ALYI:US

Alternet's solutions focus on mobile payment and M-commerce systems and solutions that tie together telecom operators, financial institutions, and payees such as mass public transportation and utility providers. With the majority of the population in emerging markets belonging to the "unbanked" sector, mobile banking opens up a major opportunity to deliver financial services to a rapidly growing subscriber base. Penetration of mobile services around the world has increased rapidly, with the subscriber base worldwide growing from just over 11 million mobile phone users in 1990 to over 3 billion in 2008. Growth is particularly impressive in developing economies. With only 1 billion bank accounts worldwide and close to 4 billion mobile phone subscribers, both mobile network operators and financial institutions recognize the value proposition in offering mobile financial services.

About Alternet Systems Inc. (www.alternetsystems.com)

Alternet Systems Inc. (OTCBB: ALYI), a US corporation headquartered in Miami, Florida, is a leading enabler of Mobile Commerce services in the Americas and Caribbean. Alternet has regional presences in 16 countries throughout the region through a network of fulfillment partners and agents. Alternet's subsidiaries provide a comprehensive suite of hosted and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications for the Utility, Transportation, Financial, and Telecommunication, and Retail industries. Alternet subsidiaries include Utiba Americas, a joint venture with Utiba Pte Ltd., the leading provider of mobile payment and financial transaction software and Tekvoice Communications, an established provider of hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) billing services.

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