Openwave’s network address book makes convergence work for operators and their consumers.
Incorporating Voxmobili’s technology, new offering allows the display, synchronization and editing of contact information from any device, anywhere, anytime
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 12, 2006 Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV), the leading provider of open software products and services for the communications industry, today announced the availability of the Openwave® Network Address Book. Featuring technology by Voxmobili, the leading personal data management and wireless synchronization solution provider, the offering will give carriers a network-based service that provides a rich user experience across devices by synchronizing contact information from myriad sources, allowing access via multiple protocols and access channels, and creating a centralized and easily accessible repository in the operator’s network.
Part of Openwave’s suite of Adaptive Messaging solutions and products, the Network Address Book consists of a broad range of contact access and management tools to seamlessly retrieve contacts stored in the network over wireless and wireline voice and data networks. With the convergence between the mobile and fixed line networks, telecommunications operators can provide value-added services to users regardless of their location, access technology or device, leading to new ways of increasing loyalty, revenue and usage.
“Just as consumers call a person, not a place, so too should contact databases be device and location-independent. Updates made to a web-mail address book, for example, should be seamlessly replicated across all devices” said David Ratner, vice president of Digital Identity for Openwave. “We’re starting to see the promise of converged services through adaptive messaging finally become a reality – Openwave’s network address book makes access to information intuitive. We look forward to working with Voxmobili to provide this new service to our global network of operators as a means to drive differentiation and value to their subscribers.”
“An open platform, the address book is easily integrated with complementary services including messaging and calendaring allowing operators to offer their subscribers a true convergent solution” said Eric Vieillevigne , Managing Director Voxmobili. “By working with Openwave, Voxmobili’s products will be integrated with their highly scaleable subscriber data management solution, and we can leverage their channel reach to bring our know-how and synchronization product expertise to a wide global audience.”
The Openwave Network Address Book is a multi-access network address book that enables users to manage their contacts from virtually any physical location and on any platform. Highly brandable, the network address book can be adapted to the service providers’ look and feel, local specifics and languages and is built on Openwave’s subscriber data management platform to allow easy integration, via standards-based application program interfaces (APIs), with other service enablers such as presence, location, and network-based information. The Network Address Book extends Openwave’s suite of adaptive messaging products and services that are each designed to take into account the needs of service providers and consumers in a converged marketplace, and offer the ability to personalize and simplify messaging services, so that consumers can focus on the act of communication, rather than the network, device, or protocol used.
Openwave’s messaging, location, browsing and content services span networks and devices. Today, Openwave software is used by more than 100 mobile operators, broadband providers and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) to enable access to data services for more than 500 million consumers around the world.
Network Address Book is available immediately for deployment worldwide.
Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV) is the leading independent provider of open software solutions for the communications and media industry. Openwave software solutions are designed to enable customers to accelerate ARPU by rapidly launching value-added communication, information and entertainment services across networks and devices, and comprise a broad range of solutions including content delivery, messaging, music, video, and location. Openwave is a global company headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information please visit www.openwave.com.
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