MANCHESTER, England, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Mobile Tornado (AIM: MBT), the leading provider of instant communication solutions to workforce management, announces a partnership agreement with Investro Group to provide services to the enterprise and mobile operator market in Guatemala. The service will be launched on Claro, the leading provider of telecommunications services in Central America. This service is commercially available immediately.
Until now, mobile operators and enterprise organisations have traditionally had to incur significant capital expenditures in order to roll out new value added services. Operators and enterprises can now enjoy instant voice communications in a very cost effective manner. Under the terms of the deal, Investro Group's subsidiary Townsend Systems, will host Mobile Tornado's Instant Communications platform, providing access to Instant Talk, Instant Locate and Instant Alert, and perform all customer service functions. Mobile Tornado will be responsible for supplying software licences to its patented IPRS platform, and providing 3rd line support.
Investro Group chose Mobile Tornado's IPRS platform because of its clear visualisation of the presence information; its advanced applications for work force management and for its cross country operability
The service will be available on the main handsets existing in the market, based on the leading platforms, such as Symbian, Windows Mobile, and Brew. Other leading platforms will be introduced shortly, namely Android, Blackberry and iPhone.
Adi Goren, CEO of Investro Group, said:
"We are thrilled with the opportunity to cooperate with a leading carrier like Claro. With Mobile Tornado's advanced technology we will ensure a unique experience to all Claro's users. This innovative service will provide companies, organizations and end users a significant tool for communication and work force management."
Jeremy Fenn, CEO of Mobile Tornado said:
"Being able to launch our services first with Claro, Central America's largest operator, has given us further evidence that we are in the right market at the right time. Claro's responsiveness and eagerness to move forward, has only strengthened our view that we are offering the right product for the emerging workforce management sector. It is our goal to continue to expand our operation within Claro as well as in the South American region."
About Mobile Tornado Group Plc
Mobile Tornado Group (AIM: MBT) specialises in the provision of Instant Communications applications for mobile devices, with a focus on enterprise workforce management. The company's three main applications are Instant Talk, Instant Locate and Instant Alert, enabling organisations to communicate with their employees more effectively and cost efficiently than conventional mobile services and competing private mobile radio solutions. By equipping their workforce with conventional mobile handsets and MBT applications, a company can communicate with one or many employees simultaneously, track employee locations, and immediately be alerted of major issues.
MBT's patented Internet Protocol Radio Service (IPRS) technology has been successfully deployed in networks around the world. The suite of IP-based, OMA standards-compliant, services provide real time, 'always-on', bandwidth-efficient communications across a range of mobile networks and devices, including compatibility with forthcoming LTE (Long Term Evolution) 4G mobile networks. Its technical and cost performance is superior to many competing services and technologies, as is being validated in the marketplace.
Mobile Tornado is 49% owned by InTechnology Group plc, the UK's leading Managed Data and Communication Services Group. With its headquarters in the UK, Mobile Tornado has offices in the UK, Israel, India and China.
For more information about Mobile Tornado visit http://www.mobiletornado.com
Claro is the largest mobile phone network in the Americas. It is part of the Mexican telecom group America Movil which is one of the five largest mobile phone network operators in the world, with more than 200 million customers. It serves clients in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.
For more information visit: http://www.americamovil.com
About Investro Group
Investro Group Inc. is a private holding business group that specialises in business development in the high tech field. Investro Group's main objective is to bridge the cultural and geographical gap between developed and developing countries by penetrating those markets with innovative and advanced solutions in numerous working areas. Townsend Systems, one of the group's subsidiaries is the leading company in fleet management, monitoring and logistics in the Central American region.
For further details please contact:
Mobile Tornado Group plc
Jeremy Fenn, CEO +44(0)7734-475-888
Claro Public Relations
Litza Escobar - Public Relations , firstname.lastname@example.org
Investro Group Inc
Adi Goren - CEO and Founder , email@example.com
SOURCE Mobile Tornado