Telefonica O2 Czech Republic has selected Comverse Mobile Instant Messaging (IM) to enable its 5 million users to enjoy mobile IM with the ICQ community on their mobile handsets.
Comverses presence-enabled IM application supports and enhances a wide range of differentiating communication and content services. Comverse handset clients ensure the best possible PC-like always-on user experience, with a chat-like interface showing dialogue history, contact presence indication, and multimedia capabilities, including pictures, audio and video.
We are pleased to be the first operator in the country to introduce Instant Messaging into the mobile environment to responsively meet growing consumer demand, says Jan Karas, Director for Residential Segment Marketing at Telefonica O2 Czech Republic. In order to make the service easy to use, we are launching the mobile IM service with ICQ, a personal communication tool that is popular with our users, and we are providing the ICQ community an affordable and compelling mobile experience that is similar to the familiar PC experience.
Benny Einhorn, President of Comverse EMEA, notes that the Comverse Mobile IM solution currently powers mobile Instant Messaging for operators around the world, giving tens of millions of users convenient mobile access to wireless operator-based IM, as well as to the most popular IM communities. He says:
The flexible, hosted option benefits operators with quick time to market. The clear roadmap to Comverse Converged IP messaging solution gives operators an edge that ensures that they can continue to meet business and technology needs as they evolve in the converging communications arena.