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February 04, 2014 10:00 ET

Telefonica Digital to Deploy Funambol Personal Cloud Solution Globally

Funambol Selected to Provide Consumer Cloud Solution to Help Telefonica Customers Simplify Their Mobile Life

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2014) - Funambol, the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions, today announced it has signed a global agreement with Telefónica Digital to deploy the Funambol personal cloud solution across Telefónica operating units in Europe and Latin America. The service is now live in Brazil.

The Funambol solution enables consumers to store, sync and share rich media such as pictures, video and music, documents, and files across smartphones, tablets, PCs/Macs and other connected devices. It will be branded for Telefónica's relevant business units and deployed in multiple countries.

Telefónica Digital selected Funambol based on the company's ability to provide a branded solution that deploys in the cloud or on-premise and provides an outstanding user experience.

"As our customers generate and manage more files and data on mobile devices, we see significant demand for a smart consumer cloud storage solution. Telefónica Digital was established to help transform Telefónica into a 'digital telco' by bringing Telefónica's 320 million customers the best selection of digital products and services. Funambol was chosen for its ability to provide a simple, scalable and powerful solution that helps our customers manage their digital lives across multiple devices," said Tracy Isacke, Head of Global Business Development, Telefónica Digital.

Telefónica Digital has built a strong portfolio of cloud services covering all market segments -- from large enterprise and public sector to small and medium sized businesses, and consumers. With its very significant customer base across multiple geographies, this partnership is a major opportunity for Funambol to increase its global footprint.

"This partnership between Telefónica Digital and Funambol to provide personal clouds offers consumers the ability to manage their digital life from a secure and private cloud," said Amit Chawla, Funambol CEO. "Funambol is excited to work with Telefónica Digital to deploy its personal cloud service for millions of subscribers worldwide."

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 www.funambol.com.

About Telefónica Digital

Telefónica Digital is a global business division of Telefónica. Its mission is to seize the opportunities within the digital world and deliver new growth for Telefónica through research & development, venture capital, global partnerships and digital services such as cloud computing, mobile advertising, M2M and eHealth. It is also driving innovation in over the top communications under a new umbrella brand called TU and in Big Data through its Smart Steps product.

Telefónica Digital will deliver these new products and services to Telefónica's 320 million customers as well as entering new markets. It is headquartered in London with regional centres in Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, Spain and Tel Aviv. Axismed, Eleven Paths, giffgaff, Media Networks Latin America and Terra are all managed under the Telefónica Digital umbrella.

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