Asian Carriers Interconnect

First Asian mobile instant messaging interconnect launches with DiGi and Maxis, powered by Colibria

November 15, 2007

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OSLO, Norway -- DiGi and Maxis, Malaysia’s leading mobile Operators have launched Asia’s first ever Operator interconnect Mobile IM (MIM) service powered by the leading MIM and Presence solutions provider, Colibria. These new services will provide MIM capability for over fifteen million subscribers with a solution from Colibria’s award-winning Elevate product portfolio.

The mobile IM services will allow DiGi and Maxis subscribers to seamlessly exchange messages with their friends and colleagues across both networks providing a totally new type of community-based mobile experience. This pioneering solution implemented by Colibria also has the capability to interconnect with other Operators’ MIM services throughout Malaysia.

The Colibria Elevate MIM solution utilised by both Operators is fully interoperable with SMS and also provides innovative mobile and PC-based Instant Messaging clients. Supporting SMS continuity, as advocated by the GSMA’s Personal IM Initiative, is a vital part of ensuring a seamless messaging experience for all users.

Keith Gibson, CEO of Colibria, commented: ‘‘Pioneering MIM services such as those being provided by DiGi and Maxis are leading the evolution of the mobile messaging experience for subscribers. This implementation is set to be one of many in-country interconnects globally over the next twelve months and also clearly demonstrates that the market for Mobile IM is maturing with the importance of Interconnect fully recognised by the Operators.”

DiGi’s Head of Product Development & Management Albern Murty commented, “We always strive to ensure that our subscribers have access to the best possible mobile experience. Malaysia has great potential for innovative new services and it is only right that we are spearheading this with the launch of DiGi’s Mobile IM. This service is targeted at our 6.1 million customers who are already avid SMS users, allowing them the chance to not only chat, but also to create and build their own communities.”

Colibria AS

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