Telia Mobile and Aspiro collaborate to market Aspiro Mobile TextPhone
- 2000-05-03 22:00 UTC
Telia Mobile International, a division of Sweden's largest mobile phone operator, and Aspiro, a world leading developer of mobile applications and services, have signed a letter of intent to jointly market and sell Aspiro's Mobile TextPhone Service in international markets.
The Mobile TextPhone Service, developed by Aspiro, offers the deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired the possibility to communicate via real-time text calls using mobile devices. The service represents a breakthrough in mobile telephony for the deaf community, giving it the same opportunities to live a life in motion as hearing people. "The collaboration with Telia Mobile will make the Aspiro Mobile TextPhone available on a great many new markets, which is certain to please millions of deaf people and others with hearing and speech impairments. We are very excited to be working with Telia Mobile, a company known around the world for its quality of products and services," says Thorleif Herrström, CEO, Aspiro Mobile TextPhone. The collaboration involves both parties joining forces to market and sell the system in international markets where Aspiro does not yet have a presence. "The joint agreement gives Telia Mobile access to a product that is unique in the mobile telecoms industry. Mobile TextPhone is a perfect complement to Telia Mobile's range of advanced services that it offers to other global mobile operators," says Per Norrthon, Marketing Manager, Telia Mobile International - - - - - About Aspiro Aspiro provides mobile applications and services promoting Life in Motion using cutting-edge knowledge and technologies. Aspiro offers operators, content providers and mobile organizations a wide range of solutions, from pre-packaged portal services to industry specific solutions. Founded in 1998, Aspiro is today a world leader within mobile Internet. The Scandinavian-based company has over 130 employees and offices in Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg and USA. Aspiro's business concept, organization and operations are based on many years of experience gained in the mobile telecommunications and IT industries. Telesta, Inc., which developed the Mobile TextPhone Service, was acquired by Aspiro earlier this year For further information about the Mobile TextPhone Service, please visit www.mobile.textphone.com For more information about Aspiro, please visit www.aspiro.com About Telia Mobile Telia Mobile AB is one of the world's most innovative mobile telecommunications operators with a major share of the Swedish market. Net sales for 1999 amounts to 10 624 MSEK. Telia Mobile offers advanced wireless communications services to private and corporate customers. The company's operations also include other wireless services which offer reliable communications to the transport, maritime and aviation industries. Telia Mobile is a subsidiary to Telia AB. News and information is available at http://www.telia.com/mobile
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