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Viigo Collaborates with SingTel
Viigo Inc. (www.viigo.com), developer of the popular mobile content and services platform for smartphones, announced today that it has collaborated with SingTel Mobile, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), to offer an exclusive value-added service to its postpaid customers.
The collaboration will provide SingTel's BlackBerry smartphone customers in Singapore one-click access to customized feeds, sports, local news, financial information, Singapore weather and coverage of local events such as the popular Formula 1(TM) SingTel Singapore Grand Prix that starts on September 28. Users also get access to more than 5,000 channels of rich content already available on Viigo, including entertainment, local interest, travel information and news sites.
"As the market leader, we are pleased to offer Viigo, which allows our customers to keep abreast with the latest news, while on the move," said Mr.Â Quek Peck Leng, Chief Executive Officer of SingTel Mobile and SingTel's Executive Vice President of Consumer. "In today's fast paced environment, we aim to deliver intelligent value-added services like Viigo to provide our customers with a differentiated and content-rich mobile experience."
"Viigo is focused on delivering a compelling smartphone experience that will change the way people use their mobile devices," said Mark Ruddock, CEO, Viigo. "We are also committed to helping our carrier partners create new and exciting sources of revenue, accelerate smartphone adoption and drive increased customer engagement and satisfaction. From the beginning, we have been impressed with SingTel's focus on creating an unrivalled customer experience, and we look forward to our partnership with this world class carrier."
"SingTel had established a very high bar in their requirements of software developers to be supported with the launch of the world's latest smartphone device" said Peter Ng, VP Sales and Services. "With this partnership, Viigo has demonstrated that it is capable of meeting the most demanding needs of the world's preeminent carriers, both in terms of technology and business model. We look forward to working with SingTel to help them deliver new sources of revenue and an unparalleled customer experience."
Viigo(TM) is revolutionizing the way users access information on their smartphone. Every day, people around the world rely on Viigo as their gateway to a vast array of up-to-the-minute content and useful services, wherever they are and whenever they need it. In one simple, fully customizable application, Viigo delivers news, weather, flight schedules and status, real-time sports scores, stock quotes and market data, entertainment, hotel and restaurant reviews, blogs, and much more. Viigo is the one application smartphone users cannot be without.
Founded in 2004, Viigo Inc. is a privately held company with its corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit www.viigo.com. To download Viigo onto your device, go to www.getviigo.com from your mobile browser.
SingTel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing the best global communications solutions to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond.
With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary SingTel Optus), the Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that includes voice and data over fixed, wireless, Internet and satellite platforms as well as pay TV.
To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, SingTel has a network of 37 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. These offices enable SingTel to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to its customers, either on its own or jointly with local partners.
The Group also has major investments in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia's largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 198Â million customers in eight markets.
SingTel employs more than 20,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of S$14.84 billion (US$10.05 billion) and net profit after tax of S$3.96 billion (US$2.68 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2008. More information can be found @ www.singtel.com and www.optus.com.au.
Very cool for them! Viigo rocks!
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