Toronto, Ontario --- May 24, 2007
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVEA the leading GSM carrier of Turkey together with mail2web.com today launched a new service called MobileOffice. The service enables smartphones like BlackBerry and Microsoft ActiveSync compatible phones to wirelessly sync email, calendar, tasks, contacts and documents with Microsoft PUSH technology.
With brands like Nokia, SonyEricsson, Samsung and Motorola supporting the PUSH technology developed by Microsoft, customers can choose from a wide variety of compatible handsets to use this new service.
It is the first time in Turkey a GSM carrier will offer a value added service which bridges the gap between regular phone users and office applications like Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint Services.
AVEA’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mr. Ilker Kocak commented that “We chose mail2web.com the worldwide leader in messaging and collaboration for our MobileOffice service. There is perfect synergy between two companies because we both choose to provide leading edge technology solutions to our customers. With this new service we will enable our customers to reach their office independent of their location. We aim to be the leading provider of mobile collaboration services in this market.”
mail2web.com’s licensee and representative in the European, Middle Eastern and African regions mail2web International AG’s director Michael Reiss added that “We see Turkey as a very important market because of its young and dynamic population, high GSM penetration and its proximity and political ties to many neighboring countries. To penetrate this important market we choose AVEA the youngest and most competitive GSM provider in Turkey.”
Executive Chairman of SoftCom, the parent company of mail2web.com Tony Yustein said that “We are happy to see mail2web International AG expand our reach in the EMEA region. Our vision is to provide technology solutions specializing in mobility which we see is the next big thing of Internet. With AVEA choosing our products we are proving that we can develop highly available value added services to GSM providers anywhere in the world.”
AVEA is the youngest GSM provider in Turkey. It has 8 million subscribers, 1900 employees and provides international roaming in 165 countries with 371 GSM networks. In 2005 Turkish Telecom was privatized and Oger Telecom owns 55%. In September 2006 Turk Telecom acquired Telecom Italy’s 40.6% stake at AVEA and the remaining 19% belongs to Turkish Is Bank. As a result Oger Telecom has controlling shares in AVEA.
About mail2web.com and mail2web AG International
Since 1997 mail2web.com has been the leading provider of various Internet services to 16 million customers in 220 countries, supporting 26 languages. As a worldwide Gold Microsoft Mobility Solutions Partner mail2web.com develops easy to use services with leading edge technology. mail2web International AG is the licensee and representative of mail2web.com in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
| For AVEA
Burcin Uzunhasan, +90-555-255-2587
|For mail2web International AG
Sinan Oymaci, +90-532-283-9131
SoftCom Technology Consulting Inc.