“Telefónica Móviles Spain selects Atos Origin and Surfkitchen to provide new advanced mobile services”
Madrid, January 12, 2005
Atos Origin, an international information technology (IT) services company and SurfKitchen, a leading provider of mobile dynamic user experience (DUE) software, today announced that they have been selected by Spanish telecoms company Telefónica Móviles España (TME), to provide and integrate dynamic user experience software services to Movistar, TME's mobile brand in Spain.
This solution will support TME's strategy to provide advanced and value added mobile data services to its 18.7 million customers in Spain.
Atos Origin will provide Movistar subscribers with a unique desktop menu through which they will have quick and easy direct access to online data and multimedia services from a wide range of handsets. Atos Origin will integrate Surfkitchen's Surfkit Mobile™ solution, which enables 'one click' access to mobile data services. It also reduces data services complexity, boosts service discovery and encourages more frequent subscriber usage of data services. This in turn helps mobile operators to increase their mobile data revenues.
Ignacio Camarero, Chief Operating Officer at Telefónica Móviles España said:“Movistar is committed to delivering innovative user experience to its subscribers and Atos Origin, together with Surfkitchen, helps us to fulfil this. Atos Origin is already a trusted partner of TME with a strong track record in the mobile telecoms market.”
Miguel Bravo, Global Account Director for Atos Origin, concludes: “Thanks to this new integrated solution from Surfkitchen, TME subscribers will be able to access new generation data services in an intuitive manner and more importantly, they will become familiar with the services by using a navigation menu when surfing through e-moción from their mobile device”.
Atos Origin has a proven record of over 20 years of accomplishment and experience in the Telecoms sector and has the capacity, skills, and capability to provide global services.
Philip Crawford, chairman, SurfKitchen, said: “There has been a lot of competition for this contract with Telefónica Móviles España, the Spanish leading mobile operator. Being selected as the preferred supplier by Telefónica Móviles is proof of SurfKitchen's technology leadership. SurfKitchen is committed to a neutral, cross-platform approach covering all major device platforms. SurfKit Mobile today provides a broader, more complete set of functionality than any other vendor, with real-world commercially launched solutions. SurfKitchen will continue to add capability to the SurfKit Mobile platform, driven by the requirements of Telefónica Móviles España.”
About Telefónica Móviles España
Telefónica Móviles España is the operator of Telefónica Móviles Group in the Spanish market, where it has 18,7 million customers and offers a comprehensive portfolio of data services and applications using the latest mobile technologies, including UMTS. Telefónica Móviles is one of the world's largest mobile operators and the leading cellular company in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking markets. At 30th September 2004, Telefónica Móviles' customer base reached 71,9 million managed clients in 16 countries, as a result of the agreement to acquire the cellular assets of BellSouth in Latin America. During 2003, Telefónica Móviles obtained revenues of EUR 10,070 million, or 10.2% more than in 2002. EBITDA rose 19.5% to EUR 4,463 million, while net profit totalled EUR 1,608 million. Telefónica Móviles is a founding member of the FreeMove alliance of European mobile operators.The company's shares trade on the Spanish stock exchanges and the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TEM.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology (IT) services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 45,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ING, KPN, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, Telecom Italia, UK Department for Work and Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.
Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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