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Vodafone Egypt Selects Visto to Power Vodafone Business Email


Egypt’s Leading Mobile Service Provider brings Mobile Email to the Broader Market

Redwood City, Calif., July 17, 2007 – Visto Corporation, the leading provider of secure and easy-to-use mobile email, today announced that Vodafone Egypt has selected Visto to power its Vodafone Business Email offering. Vodafone has implemented the Visto Mobile™ platform to bring mobile email, calendar, contacts, tasks and other services to consumers, small, medium businesses and busy professionals throughout Egypt.

Since entering the Egyptian market in 1998, Vodafone has achieved market dominance by being the first to offer the most advanced and innovative mobile services. Vodafone Egypt will now be able to deliver a service that takes ease of use to the next level – simplifying the mobile email experience for all customers, regardless of the size of their business or type of email account.

“With Visto Mobile, we are able to address the connectivity needs of the broader market by offering a service that is both easy to use and widely available - key factors in the mass adoption of mobile email”, said Khaled ElKhouly, Enterprise Director of Vodafone Egypt. “The Visto Mobile Platform enables us to expand our mobile services portfolio with new services that streamline productivity, improve communications and, because users can access both corporate and personal email, strike that important balance between work and home.”

Vodafone Egypt customers can tailor their own mobile email service depending on their individual requirements, organization size and their specific email accounts. Vodafone Business Email is available for both corporate and personal email accounts based on Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and leading Internet-based email offerings.

“With the addition of Vodafone Egypt, we continue to demonstrate our leadership and commitment to partnering with the leading carriers that are delivering innovative mobile services in rapidly growing markets all over the world,” said Frederic Aries, Visto Senior Vice President and General Manager for EMEA. “We are proud that Vodafone Egypt has chosen Visto to offer it’s vast and rapidly growing subscribers easy-to-use mobile email across a broad array of devices, meeting their growing appetite for mobile connectivity.”

Pricing and Availability

Vodafone Business Email powered by Visto Mobile is immediately available at   on leading devices based on the Symbian, Palm and Microsoft Windows Mobile operating systems.


About Vodafone Egypt

Vodafone Egypt provides a wide range of communication services, including voice and data, all across Egypt. Since its inception in 1998, the company has drawn on the global strength of Vodafone Group as well as its own in-house research and development of innovative products tailored specifically for the Egyptian mobile market.

In May 2007 the company launched its 3G Broadband state-of-the-art technology and products with a range of services among which are the video calling, Mobile TV, and Full Track Music Downloads for the consumer sector; and the Vodafone Mobile Connect (VMC) Card, USB Modem, Little Box for the enterprise sector; as well as high speed internet browsing and downloads for all users. 

Vodafone Egypt now boasts a team of more than 3000 employees serving more than 9.4 million customers (Mar. 2007) nationwide. The company's success is anchored on the superiority of its network, excellence in customer service, leadership in the innovation of new products and, most of all, a focused growth strategy. Vodafone Egypt offers roaming services through agreements with more than 385 partners from more than 138 countries.

More information about Vodafone Egypt can be found at 

About Visto
Visto delivers the leading global platform for mobile operators to provide easy-to-use mobile email to the broadest set of devices. Visto’s open solution enables email for the mass market, targeting enterprises, small businesses mobile professionals and consumers. The company’s patented Visto Mobile™ platform with ConstantSync™ technology works in real time with POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino email solutions for personal to business use, providing maximum control and flexibility for the operator and choice for the customer. Visto’s customized, brandable solutions are available through mobile operators worldwide including Cingular, Elisa, Rogers Wireless, Qtel, SmarTone, SFR, Softbank Mobile, Sprint-NEXTEL, TELUS, Turkcell and the Vodafone Group.

Established in 1996 and headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices in Seattle, Toronto, London, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Munich, Tokyo, and Tianjin, China, Visto is backed by Oak Investment Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Altitude Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, DFJ ePlanet Ventures, DFJ Growth Fund, Rustic Canyon Ventures, GKM Newport, Stanford Accelerator and Blueprint Ventures. For more information, visit or email

©Copyright 2007. Visto Corporation, Visto, the Visto logo, Visto Mobile, ConstantSync, Constant Synchronization and worklife.freedom are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Visto Corporation. All third-party trademarks, trade names, or service marks are the property of their respective owners and are used only to refer to the goods or services identified by those third-party marks. Visto's technology is protected by U.S. Patents 7,228,383; 7,225,231; 7,039,679; 6,085,192; 5,968,131; 6,023,708; 5,961,590; 6,131,116; 6,151,606; 6,233,341; 6,131,096, 6,708,221 and 6,766,454 and various other foreign patents. Other patents pending.