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Velti Announces Strategic Partnership for Greece and the Balkan Region

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Velti - Volantis join forces in order to support mobile network operators

September 11 2006 - Velti, a leading provider of integrated software solutions for mobile operators, media companies and financial organizations has announced today its strategic partnership with Volantis, a leading supplier of Intelligent Content Adaptation™ solutions for the Mobile Information Age.  As part of this partnership, Velti will act as a reseller for Volantis solutions and services for mobile operators and other companies in Greece, Turkey and the Balkan region interested in delivering mobile content.  

The Velti-Volantis combined solution focuses on the development and delivery of optimal content for any device, combining the advantages of the Volantis Mobile Content Framework™ platform with the quality of service and the solid experience that Velti has developed through its collaboration with the most significant mobile operators in the Balkan region.  The combined solution has already been implemented in the TIM Plus WAP Portal. 

The partnership’s main goal is to offer all mobile network operators as well as media and advertising agencies in Southeastern Europe, a unique solution for successful content adaptation (text, music, video, games, etc) in mobile devices. 

Menelaos Scouloudis, VP of Sales at Velti, stated: “Velti’s partnership with Volantis is part of the company’s strategic plan to cooperate with worldwide leading companies in content adaptation in order to be able to offer a complete integrated solution to all organizations in Southeastern Europe who wish to deliver content through mobile phones.  Fast and optimal content adaptation (rendering) to all mobile devices is a critical factor for successful content management and delivery projects. We are confident that combining Velti know-how with the Volantis Framework assures credibility for any such project. The results of this partnership have already been demonstrated in the successful launch and operation of the TIM Plus WAP Portal. We look forward to establishing this partnership in the Balkan region and to expanding into other geographies.”  

About Velti

Founded in 2000, Velti is one of the fastest growing technology companies and a leading provider of software platforms, applications and services for mobile network operators, media and retail brands as well as financial organizations in Greece and in the Balkan region.  Headquartered in Athens and with offices in London and Boston (USA), Velti is operating in five countries and its clientele includes leading mobile network operators and financial services organizations such as Vodafone, TIM, OTE, Turkcell, Verizon/Maxpreps, as well as ATE Bank, Probank, Omega Bank and Hellenic Bank among others. The company has formed strategic alliances in the Greek and international markets with key players such as Hewlett Packard, Oracle, Sun and Microsoft and is the first Greek technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM).

About Volantis
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, Hearst, Accenture, 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 Venture Partners, and SOFTBANK Europe Ventures.