Herzlia, Israel, January 28, 2009 – Flash Networks, a global provider of mobile Internet solutions designed to enhance the mobile Web experience, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Unipier Ltd., the pioneer of intelligent policy management that provides network operators business flexibility to deliver innovative and personalized data services.
Unipier’s intelligent policy management engine enhances Flash Networks’ mobile Internet services gateway with unparalleled business flexibility for service creation and service management. Unipier’s range of supported revenue-generating services, such as promotions, ability to provide premium content offerings, quota management and flexible charging, and mobile advertising, will be added to Flash Networks’ services gateway, making it the richest portfolio of mobile services on the market today. In addition, the integration of the two companies’ capabilities offers operators increased operational efficiency and reduced time to market for new and modified services.
A demonstration of the combined technology will be presented at Booth C73 in Hall 7 at GSMA’s Mobile World Congress, February 16-19, 2009, in Barcelona, Spain.
Unipier and Flash Networks’ combined installed base of top-tier mobile carriers includes O2, Orange, SingTel Group, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Telenor, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone and Wind. With this expanded customer base, Flash Networks is strengthening its foothold with market-leading mobile carriers while better positioning itself to compete in the global market.
“User and network insight, together with intelligent service policy management, provide operators with important revenue generators and market differentiators, and are necessary additions for next-generation mobile Internet services gateways,” said Liam Galin, President & CEO of Flash Networks. “Flash Networks will continue to be mobile operators’ ally in improving the end-user experience and increasing network efficiency while also helping operators monetize the open Internet.”
“The combination of Flash Networks’ mobile Internet gateway with Unipier’s Intelligent Policy Manager creates a powerful solution uniquely positioned to meet operators’ current and future needs,” said Gal Nachum, Co-Founder and CEO of Unipier. “Now is the time to join forces due to growing marketing acceptance and demand for rich and personalized mobile Internet and broadband services. We are excited to become part of Flash Networks’ success.”
About Flash Networks
Flash Networks is a global provider of intelligent mobile Internet solutions that enable operators to improve quality of experience, reduce network operational expenses and manage and monetize the mobile Internet. Providing a faster, safer, richer and more personalized user experience, Flash Networks’ Internet services gateway helps operators achieve significant cost savings through intelligent data traffic optimization, and applies intelligent policies for targeted marketing and charging. With offices in Europe, Asia and North America, Flash Networks' installed base of top-tier mobile carriers includes O2, Orange, SingTel Group, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Telenor, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone and Wind. For more information, visit www.flashnetworks.com.
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