Top Mobile Internet Services Announced at Nordic Mobile Gala SurfPort Awards

This year´s best Nordic content providers and mobile internet services were announced at TeliaSonera’s award ceremony during the SurfPort Awards mobile gala in Copenhagen on October 28.

SurfPort Awards is a new initiative from TeliaSonera in co operation
with Sony Ericsson and the ambition is to reward and inspire content
providers in the development of innovative, easy-to-use mobile Internet
services in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

“It is pleasing to see that already in it’s first year the SurfPort
Awards has attracted so many excellent content providers. Common to all
the companies that received an award are well known brands and a clear
focus on advancing the user friendliness of their mobile services,” says
Martin Vendel, Head of Product Area Mobile, TeliaSonera AB.

“With the SurfPort Awards initiative we want to highlight the important
role of content providers to produce useful content that consumers
really want, which is both fun and easy to use,” Martin Vendel
continues. We will continue to promote content development and look
forward to an increasing number of excellent services at next year’s
SurfPort Awards.”

From among the nominated SurfPort Awards 2005 candidates, the following
companies were selected as the best content providers in the following
categories:

Award categories: Awarded company:
Content Provider of the Year Aspiro for its popular and well-
known content services, such as
games, ring tones and logos, with
brands such as Mobilehits, Inpoc
Games and Cellus and a large number
of frequent and satisfied users.
Most Innovative Service Svenska Spel for its mobile games
for its innovative use of new
technology and creative business
idea combined with good design and
user friendliness.
Most User Friendly Service (two Cellvision for its weather services
winners) that provide you with location-based
weather forecasts quickly and
easily.
Eniro for its directory services
that enable you to find companies,
people and maps on the mobile phone
wherever you are.
Rising Star SVT Mobil for providing the latest
news and the most popular TV shows
via the mobile phone. The service
has quickly attracted a large number
of visitors and has major
development potential.
Lifetime Achievement The Finnish Meteorological Institute
for its popular weather service,
WeatherProof, which was launched as
early as in 1995.
Mobile Music Content Provider of MTV for its large selection of
the Year unique music material by and with
popular artists and other music
content.


For further information journalists can contact:
Charlotte Züger, Corporate Media Relations, TeliaSonera, +46-(0)8-713 58
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