Telenity Receives First Place at ICT Summit Eurasia 2012 Awards


Canvas Location-based Social Networking Solution Recognized for Innovation and Cooperation

Istanbul, Turkey – September 12, 2012 – Telenity, a leading provider of service delivery, location-based services, social media, mobile marketing and messaging platforms and solutions, today announced that it has received first place at ICT Summit Eurasia 2012 Awards. Telenity was awarded this prestigious prize for its Canvas Location-based Social Networking Solution deployed as a managed service in the networks of the top two leading mobile operators in India.

In addition to partnering with the mobile operators on the testing, launch and marketing of the location-based services across a combined subscriber base of 295 million, Telenity also collaborated with multiple local digital map vendors in order to provide location-based services and points-of-interest information.

On behalf of Telenity, Ilhan Bagoren, Chief Executive Officer, received the award from Taha Yucel, Vice President of RTUK (Radio and Television Supreme Council) of Turkey at the ICT Summit Eurasia Awards Ceremony held on September 11, 2012 in Istanbul.

“In emerging markets, many subscribers still do not have access to smartphones or rich data plans. Telenity is dedicated in developing innovative services that are accessible by even the most basic phones and services that both enhance the user experience and operator profitability,” said Ilhan Bagoren, CEO at Telenity. “This award is a testament of our commitment to developing and deploying solutions that meet diverse needs of our customers globally.”

“Canvas Location-based Social Networking Solution provides mobile operators a cost-effective and innovative way to bring mobile social networking to their subscribers and offer integrated location-based friend finder, messenger and point-of-interest services on any device, any time, anywhere,” said Osman Perksoy, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Telenity. “In collaboration with our largest serving mobile operator partners for this project in India, we also extended our presence and service offering into managed services.”

Telenity’s project that received first place among 12 competitive finalists from the region, included the design, development, delivery, testing, marketing, and managed services of Location-based Social Networking solution for India. It is deployed in GSM networks of two top leading mobile operators.

Organized as an international platform where successful cross-border projects realized by and through mutual cooperation of ICT companies in the region are recognized and awarded, this year’s ICT Summit Eurasia Awards witnessed competition from 12 international finalists. Projects were assessed based on several success factors including geographical coverage, effective program management, technologies and products used, research and development, and uniqueness. While Telenity received first place, TAV Bilişim Hizmetleri and Netas Telekomunikasyon came in second and third respectively. FSB Future Solution for Business Ltd received the Jury’s Special Prize.

About Canvas Location-based Social Networking Solution
Telenity’s Location-based Social Networking Solution consists of three main products; Canvas PFS, People Finder Service, Canvas Messenger, USSD based Instant Messaging Service, and Canvas Places, Location-based Point of Interest Information Service. The solution brings social networking capability to millions of subscribers in emerging markets who are still using basic/feature phones and those who do not have access to Internet/data plans, as well as subscribers using smartphones. The solution allows subscribers to build friends lists, locate and track friends, discover interesting places at the proximity of the user, and communicate with their connections through unlimited instant messaging, regardless of their device type. All three products are integrated to the operator’s service subscription back end system through Canvas SSM (Service Subscription Module) for the management and monitoring of subscription status and charging purposes.

About Telenity

Telenity is a leading global provider of next-generation innovative services and applications for communications networks. Telenity’s market-ready software products enable optimization and monetization of valuable network assets and services through the location. Telenity’s revenue-generating solutions include reusable service delivery components (messaging gateway, 3rd party access gateway and location gateway) enabling rapid service creation and deployment, location-based solutions (subscriber acquisition, network optimization, social networking), mobile marketing platform, integrated advanced messaging applications (SMS, MMS, USSD, Messenger) and innovative value-added services (location-based people finder, enterprise employee locator, personalized call management, mobile collect call, missed call notification, and voice/video mail).

Headquartered in the USA, Telenity’s worldwide customer base includes network operators, service providers and application providers serving over 600 million subscribers. Telenity partners with global and regional network equipment providers, system integrators and computing platform manufacturers. 

Telenity and Canvas have registered trademarks of Telenity.

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