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Colibria Wins Global Mobile IM Contract from Telefonica

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Mobile instant messaging vendor, Colibria says that it has been selected by Telefonica International to launch mobile IM services across its Latin American operator businesses, covering over 124 million subscribers in 13 territories. Initially live with Movistar Peru, Colibria will provide a complete end to end 'Movistar Messenger' service with full integration with SMS.

The Movistar Peru Messenger service is available to all of its 13.1 million subscribers through a full range of Colibria downloadable and web based clients. In addition, a SIM browser provides access for users with non-Java handsets or those without IP capable phones, ensuring that there is service access to 100% of Movistar Peru's subscriber base.

The Movistar Messenger service will also feature access to Facebook Platform, while other social networks and internet communities will be added to Movistar Messenger through Colibria's Social Network Gateway. In addition, Movistar Peru will make further applications available to subscribers from launch, such as 'Translate' (a language translation service), with an option to extend its catalog of value added services over time.

Colibria is providing the Movistar Messaging Service as a hosted, managed service from a centralised location, ensuring rapid roll-out across Movistar operators in Latin America and enabling a single Movistar community across the region.

Luis Miguel Gilperez, Director of Mobile Business for Telefonica Latin America, added, "We are pleased to announce this on-going partnership with Colibria as Telefonica continues to provide its Latin American subscribers with compelling new messaging and social networking services. Whilst key territories such as Peru continue to grow, to be able to deploy services such as mobile IM across the entire Movistar Peru subscriber base in quick time-to-market saw Colibria stand out and reflect Telefonica's own innovative ambitions for the region."

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