Jabber Teams for Mobile IM

Jabber and Netsize, Europe's leading wireless ASP, collaborate on mobile instant messaging and presence solutions

February 19, 2003

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DENVER -- Jabber, Inc. (www.jabber.com), a leading developer of secure instant messaging and presence-enabled communications, today announced an agreement with Netsize SA (www.netsize.com), the leading European Wireless Application and Service Provider, to provide ISPs, mobile portals, mobile operators and large enterprises with a comprehensive one-stop mobile instant messaging (IM) solution. The companies are coming together to bridge the successes of wired IM and other presence-enabled applications with the popularity of European SMS Messaging services. "It is clear that desktop instant messaging technology is following a standards path similar to what Internet e-mail has done over the past 15 years," said Laurent Chesnais, CTO of Netsize Communications. "Netsize chose to partner with Jabber, Inc. because the emerging XMPP standard will allow us to more quickly integrate the wired and wireless worlds of messaging, bringing consumers closer together regardless of location or medium." Under the agreement, customers of wireless service providers can use their existing wired IM identities in a mobile environment and vice-versa. According to both companies, this presents a major opportunity for service providers to drive incremental revenues while providing consumers with lifestyle-driven functionality and services. "History has proven that once a subscriber has communicated his or her address to other contacts, it becomes difficult to change service providers," said Mark Troyer, European Managing Director for Jabber, Inc. "Jabber provides an open, scalable architecture for Netsize to offer its customers a cost-effective solution with many benefits and little risk. With XMPP poised to become an IETF-approved technology, we expect a rapidly growing market for a converged messaging service." Jabber Inc. Netsize SA

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