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Telecom New Zealand Launches Next-Generation Mobile Portal with Volantis

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Seattle, WASHINGTON, October 17, 2006 - Volantis, the world’s leading supplier of Intelligent Content Adaptation™ solutions for the Mobile Information Age, today announced the launch of the enhanced Xtra Mobile Services platform for Telecom New Zealand, New Zealand’s leading online and communications provider.  

Telecom is launching a broad selection of unique content to complement the region’s most compelling data services offering.  With Volantis, Telecom expects to launch new content and portal services more rapidly into the market while ensuring a high quality user experience across a wide range of devices.   The new platform future-proofs Telecom's content, enabling it to embrace the new capabilities available within the rapidly evolving device market for years to come.

Telecom is supported by the industry’s most broadly deployed and market-proven mobile content solution.  In all, Volantis has launched over 40 services at carriers around the globe with its industry-leading Volantis Mobile Content Framework, a robust mobile content delivery platform.  Framework features the world’s largest database of device attributes to support the development and delivery of optimized content for any mobile device.   

"We selected Volantis based on its established track record and the proven strength of its platform,” said Tina Sutton, Head of Investment – Retail at Telecom.  “The Volantis team is of the highest caliber and worked well with our own group to integrate our existing systems and execute the launch.  We expect this platform to further reinforce Xtra as the leading brand for new content and data services in New Zealand.” 

“We extend our congratulations for Telecom’s successful launch and thank them for the opportunity to partner with such a unique team of professionals dedicated to customer satisfaction,” said Matthew Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Volantis.   “We are focused on ensuring Telecom New Zealand continues to roll out many compelling mobile services that delight subscribers.” 

Volantis (www.volantis.com) is the world's leading supplier of Intelligent Content Adaptation™ solutions for the mobile Information Age, providing applications, tools and platforms that solve the complexity of delivering optimized services to any mobile device.

Volantis extensive experience of serving content providers, mobile network operators, and enterprises, along with its standards leadership, enable a unique position for Volantis to create innovative technology for the Mobile Information Age that is more useful and more useable than the PC Internet of today.
Volantis is used around the world by organizations such as 3, CBS, Channel 4, Cingular, CSC, Discovery, eBay.co.uk, FT.com, Hearst, HP, IBM, lastminute.com, MobileOne, Orange Poland, Reuters, Telefonica Moviles, Telecom Italia Mobile and Telenor Mobil and World Wrestling Entertainment. Volantis also Chairs the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Device Independence Working Group and is a Founding Member of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative.
Volantis global headquarters are in Seattle, USA, with international offices in Guildford, UK, Hong Kong, China, Madrid, Spain and Krakow, Poland. Volantis is privately held with investors Accel Partners, Kennet Partners, and SOFTBANK Europe Ventures.