Echovox Expands in Europe

Echovox opens UK office and appoints Hazel Short, previously channel manager at Empower Interactive, as its UK country manager

November 4, 2004

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GENEVA -- Echovox, a pioneer in the delivery and monetisation of mobile content, applications and services, today announced the next phase of its European expansion with the launch of a UK office. Echovox has appointed Hazel Short as UK Country manager, with responsibility for sales and marketing, regional customer management and administration.

Building on its success in Europe, Echovox is focused on growing the UK market for new and innovative mobile messaging services, from content delivery and voting to chat, quizzes and complex mobile entertainment applications. Head-quartered in Switzerland, Echovox works with mobile network operators, content providers, marketing agencies, media owners and broadcasters. It helps its customers to create, deliver and monetise content, applications and services for mobile subscribers.

Hazel Short will lead the drive on the UK market. She was previously the Channel Manager at Empower Interactive where she helped bring a number of high profile services to launch, such as the interactive mobile solution for ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’. Hazel brings deep experience in the mobile messaging sector to the new role. She reports to Echovox CEO David Marcus.

Echovox will enable UK customers to maximise the benefits of its proprietary network infrastructure, ICON (Inter Carrier Open Network), and broad European and global reach. It offers a single interface with over 330 operators worldwide, providing instant access to over 1bn mobile subscribers.

Echovox offers standardised products such as SMS delivery and billing, plus a comprehensive white label content and application catalogue, which will enable customers to bring services to market under their own brand in less than 24 hours. It also provides Authors’ Rights Management to clients distributing ringtones and protected images from its catalogue. In addition, the company will develop and deliver bespoke mobile applications, tailored to specific demands, that maximise Echovox’s broad expertise in the mobile industry.

Echovox SA

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