SOURCE: Funambol

Funambol

May 13, 2014 10:00 ET

Funambol and FS VAS Provide First Personal Cloud Service for Vivo, Brazil's #1 Mobile Operator

Companies to Provide Personal Cloud Services for Additional Telefonica Mobile and Fixed Operators Throughout South America Over the Next Several Months

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - Funambol, the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions, and FS VAS, a leading provider of mobile value-added services, today announced that the companies have partnered to provide Vivo Sync, the first personal cloud service in Brazil for Vivo's subscribers. Vivo Sync enables users to automatically secure, sync and share personal data and content on mobile devices and computers via the cloud. The service was recently launched, with more than 300,000 people experiencing very good performance. Funambol and FS VAS will launch personal cloud services for additional Telefónica operators in South America during 2014.

"Vivo Sync is the fastest growing mobile service in South America," said Alberto Leite, CEO at FS VAS. "FS VAS is pleased to work with Funambol to offer a personal cloud service that makes it easy to secure, sync and share user content across mobile devices, computers and the web."

Telecommunications in Brazil is experiencing rapid growth, as the country upgrades infrastructure for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. 4G wireless service is rolling out in several areas and many Brazilians are upgrading to smartphones. With faster broadband and powerful handsets comes the need for people to secure their valuable data in a device-independent manner, so that it is safe and accessible across all of their devices and computers. It is also important to many Brazilians that their data be stored with a trusted entity. Vivo is the largest mobile operator in Brazil with 76 million subscribers. Vivo Sync stores user data and content in a Vivo-branded personal cloud service.

"The rapid user adoption of Vivo Sync reflects FS VAS's dedication to helping Brazilians take advantage of an innovative mobile service that simplifies one's digital life," said Amit Chawla, Funambol CEO. "We look forward to working with FS VAS to ensure that Funambol-powered personal clouds are well received across all of Telefónica's South American operators."

About Funambol
Funambol is the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions. Funambol solutions have been deployed by leading mobile providers, including operators, device makers, content providers and system integrators. For more information, visit http://www.funambol.com.

About FS VAS
FS VAS is a business provider focused on value-added services for telecom operators and retailers in Latin America. Founded in 2010, FS VAS provides white-label solutions for digital security, personal cloud, insurance and user technical support and has more than 10M subscribers. Headquartered in São Paulo with R&D teams in São Paulo, Argentina and Chile, FS VAS has a presence in more than 9 Brazilian states and 14 countries in Latin America.

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