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Nimbuzz

July 31, 2012 23:22 ET

With More Than 100 Million Users, Nimbuzz Becomes One of the Largest Consumer Mobile Communications Providers in the World

Nimbuzz Lowers Costs of Communications Data and Unifies Platforms, Bringing VoIP, Video, Data Sharing and Social Chat to a Global Consumer Audience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) - Nimbuzz, a leading cross-platform global communications solution, today announced that it has become one of the largest mobile and Web communications platforms, with more than 100 million users worldwide. Nimbuzz addresses a growing global demand for communication services within emerging markets around the world. Nimbuzz provides a single tool to make voice and video VoIP calls, send instant messages and share data between all major communications platforms -- on any mobile device or desktop -- for free.

As one of the only multi-language solutions on the market, Nimbuzz has seen massive growth within the emerging mobile App market across Asia and the Middle East, and continues its tremendous growth within the U.S., amassing more than 6.5 million users that communicate daily with friends and family overseas. The company has also built strong developer channels with local carriers and global OEM device manufactures.

A Smarter, Cheaper Approach to Global Communication
Launched in the Netherlands in 2006, Nimbuzz enables free video and voice calling between users, while dramatically reducing the cost of calls to landline and mobile phones. Nimbuzz unifies and enables communication across major platforms, including MSN, GTalk, Yahoo!, social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, mobile platforms like iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and J2ME as well as Windows, Mac and Web.

"Families and friends are attempting to communicate with each other through mobile devices around the world, but many operating systems and communication platforms require the use of large amounts of expensive data," said Nimbuzz CEO Vikas Saxena. "Nimbuzz bridges this gap by providing a single platform, with low-to-no cost at all, across any device in any form of voice, video, file sharing and more. We are powering a global audience of more than 100 million connected mobile users -- a milestone that only a couple dozen companies in the history of the Internet have reached."

Nimbuzz's easy-to-use mobile solution is designed to address a unique user-base within the U.S and emerging global markets.

Key User Growth Statistics

  • More than 100 million users in 80 countries: Asia (31); Middle East (30 million); Africa (13); Europe (10); USA (6.5)
  • 100-percent year-over-year growth
  • More than 4,000 devices supported
  • More than 1 billion minutes of Nimbuzz P2P, NimbuzzOut and SIP calls made per month

About Nimbuzz
Founded in 2006, Nimbuzz is a cross-platform communications platform that lets users make calls, send messages and share files through any mobile device, for free. With more than 100 million users and growing, Nimbuzz is the best way to meet, share and connect with friends and family around the world.

Through Nimbuzz, users can make free video and voice calls to other Nimbuzz users, while dramatically reduce the cost of calls to landline and mobile phones. Nimbuzz also lets users chat, call and share files between all major IM communities and Social networks, including Facebook, MSN, GTalk, Yahoo!, and Twitter.

At the heart of Nimbuzz is the live Contact list -- an always-on, hyper-connected, dynamic address book, enhanced with "real-time-presence" showing at a glance who's online, offline, busy or away, their status messages, avatar pictures and social community activity. From here, users can launch free and cheap calls between each other, IM chat sessions, picture and file sharing, chat-room sessions, location based services and various other communication and interactive features.

The Nimbuzz developer platform provides a channel to more than 100 million users, across 200 countries, on nearly any device. To download Nimbuzz for free, visit http://www.nimbuzz.com/en/get/nimbuzz

Nimbuzz has received $25m in venture capital and strategic funding from Mangrove Capital Partners (Skype) and Naspers/MIH (Tencent, Mail.ru).

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