SOURCE: Challenger Mobile Group

March 05, 2008 11:44 ET

Challenger Mobile Wins Prestigious VON Magazine Innovator Award

VON Magazine Recognizes the Innovative Mobile VoIP Solutions Provider Among the Best and Brightest in the Future of Internet Communications

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - Challenger Mobile, the white label Mobile VoIP Company with a unique approach to helping operators and service providers enter new markets and reach new audience segments, today announced that it has received a 2008 VON Magazine Innovator Award. The VON Magazine Innovator Award is the foremost listing of innovative companies that represent the future of the Internet Communications industry. Challenger Mobile has received this award because of the manner in which its Mobile VoIP platform helps mobile operators and wireless ISPs deliver their own branded Mobile VoIP services to subscribers, while enjoying a fast time-to-market and a low cost of entry.

Challenger's white-label Mobile VoIP platform is a powerful tool in any operator or service provider's battle for revenues and market share. The platform, which allows subscribers to place calls from their mobiles over the Internet using WiFi, GPRS or 3G connections, is a perfect fit to any operator's strategy to implement new, competitive pricing models. Mobile VoIP is a service that both enterprise and consumer subscribers are prepared to pay for, and hence Challenger's white label solution can help operators both boost loyalty and increase revenues.

Traditional VoIP phone services, such as Skype or Vonage, are gaining worldwide acceptance as replacements for expensive international calling. Using Challenger to deliver Mobile VoIP in combination with a traditional cell phone plan can prevent operators from losing revenues from calls that subscribers otherwise make on a separate VoIP provider's network. For operators or service providers looking to enter new markets, Mobile VoIP through a Challenger partnership presents an impressive opportunity to do so and reach new audience segments without the associated technical, logistical or regulatory headaches.

"The VON Magazine Innovator Awards recognize the Internet Communications industry's best and brightest companies, and we're pleased to include Challenger Mobile Group as a winner," said Bill Sell, Editorial Director and Publisher of VON Magazine. "Companies like Challenger should take pride in their accomplishments, because they are in a growing market, and they have the technology to capitalize on the market opportunities."

"We're thrilled that VON Magazine has recognized us as one of the industry's most innovative companies," said Christina Sundman, Challenger Mobile's CEO. "This award validates our strengths, and we look forward to working with more and more operators and service providers who are ready to capitalize on the mobile VoIP phenomena. Challenger's solution is a powerful weapon for any forward-thinking operator who is laying out their attack or defensive strategies to boost revenues and loyalty."

About the VON Magazine Innovator Awards:

Building on the legacy of the Pulver 100, the VON Innovator Awards have evolved to recognize all companies -- start-ups to publicly traded companies -- which represent the future of Internet Communications. Each participating company completed a lengthy and comprehensive nomination process, and the recipients have been selected from a committee made up of VON Magazine editors, columnists, and contributors, as well as the leading content producer for the VON.x conferences. The Inaugural VON Magazine Innovator Award winners will be honored at Spring VON.x at 6:00 PM Pacific time on March 18th in the VON Theatre in San Jose. For additional information, please visit:

About Challenger Mobile Group

Challenger Mobile is a leading provider of end-to-end white-label Mobile VoIP platforms to wireless operators, content and service providers. Since 2001, Challenger has been on the forefront of the convergence of Mobile and VoIP technologies, and has created software solutions that enable providers to rapidly enter this emerging market with flexible, scalable systems that offer a low cost of entry, standards-based architecture, and innovative branded service offerings. Based in Stockholm, Sweden and Shanghai, China, Challenger markets its offerings through resellers, OEMs and systems integrators worldwide.

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