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OpenAir secures Worldwide rights to Avantimobile


17th January 2006 -- OpenAir the UK-based mobile developer has secured the Worldwide IP rights to the Avantimobile, launched in the UK in November 2005, bringing “least-cost routing” to mobile phones. Avantimobile had been co-developed by OpenAir, Key-Soft based in Russia and Killermobile of Oregon, USA. Avantimobile is an intelligent automated routing application for the latest generation of Smartphones, Java phones and Pocket PC mobile-PDAs, providing savings of up to 80% off the costs of calls from mobile phones in the UK. Similar savings are also available with non-UK operators.

Once registered for the Avantimobile service, the customer simply dials the required phone number, as they do now, and Avantimobile makes instantaneous decisions on how best to route the call to reduce the cost of it. In many cases, customers do not have to change their existing phones, network contract or mobile numbers.

Tony Lloyd-Weston, Managing Director of OpenAir, the company behind Avantimobile, states, “Since our UK launch, we’ve had tremendous interest in Avantimobile from many UK re-sellers, in addition to those from Ireland, Holland, Spain, Germany, Italy, USA, and as far as Malaysia, Mauritius, Colombia, India and Australia. Many enquiries have come from the existing mobile distribution channels, with some of the biggest names in web-based mobile supplies in the UK and Europe approaching us to become re-sellers of our services. We see the acquisition of the Worldwide rights to Avantimobile as a significant step towards our vision of delivering low-cost VoIP based mobile calls in a simple accessible manner.”

As part of the acquisition, Key-Soft and Killermobile will take share-holdings in OpenAir, with OpenAir taking full responsibility for sales, marketing and licensing of Avantimobile on a worldwide basis. According to Lloyd-Weston, “Avantimobile is now able to address the needs of about 70% of mobile phone users in the World market, we expect many mobile re-sellers and other non-mobile dealers will want to consider this alternative and lucrative market sector, away from the tightly controlled, traditional routes provided by the existing mobile network operators. In utilising VoIP connectivity with our switch, we can easily replicate the services provided in the UK for almost anywhere in the World, providing an immediacy of access to Avantimobile.”

Avantimobile customers can initially register and manage their accounts 24 hours a day on-line at http://www.avantimobile.com where further details of Avantimobile are available and other examples of potential savings to be made.


OpenAir
OpenAir is a privately owned UK-based company providing a range of mobile data applications to a consumer and business clients in the UK, Europe and the USA. OpenAir works with a number of technology partners on a global basis providing innovative, unique wireless solutions and was established in 2001 with offices in Crewe in Cheshire and London. Further details can be found at www.openair.biz and www.avantimobile.com


Key-Soft
Key-Soft was established in 1992 and is currently a significant part of TechnoArt Labs Alliance of several independent teams “under one roof” at Novosibirsk State University. Since 1997 Key-Soft has been working as a development division for 3Com Corporation and are engaged with several partners in the US and Europe. The current business organization includes the core Alliance Development Center located in Russia and 2 premier partners in North America who focus on focused on marketing, advertising, branding for Fortune 500 and IT consulting. Key-Soft are based in the Siberian Scientific Center of Russia and are working with a number of well-respected world known science names. Further detail is shown at www.key-soft.net


Killermobile
Killermobile of Portland, Oregon is an independent developer of cutting edge Mobile Phone Software for Symbian Smartphones including the Nokia 6600, 6630, 6680, N70 & N90


Publisher Contact Information:

OpenAir
+44 (0)207 689 5155
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