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CONEXUS Mobile Alliance Establishes Strategic Collaboration with HTC

06 May. 2011

 

CONEXUS Mobile  Alliance,  Asia’s leading mobile  coalition,  today announced that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strategic collaboration has been signed with HTC, a global leader in mobile device  innovation and design. The partnership will explore the  development of new smart phones and devices that  can benefit from  CONEXUS’ customer-friendly data-roaming tariff  plans  and user- friendly roaming features. CONEXUS currently serves over 310 million mobile end-users in Asia.

Smart  device  popularity  is  rising  dramatically  in Asia,  generating  robust  demand for mobile  data services. Nomura Equity Research dated 31 March 2011 shows that Asia is driving the global smartphone  trend with  forecasts  that revenue growth  will rise  from  19.5  percent to 23.3  percent over the  next  three  years.  CONEXUS,  with  11 members in 13 countries/regions,  aims  to  offer the highest  level  of customer  satisfaction,  including  the  ability  to  offer faster  LTE technology  in countries across Asia such as Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Philippines and Singapore.

The collaboration is expected to further bolster members’ competitive strength in their respective markets, while driving even greater mobile data consumption. CONEXUS members will participate in the programme according to their business development and market needs.

CONEXUS Board  Chairman  Mr Andrew  Kwok  said:  “Stimulating  mobile  data  usage is  one  of the alliance’s key challenges. In order to achieve our goal, we will implement several key initiatives to serve our customers  better.  We believe that  the  end-user handset  is  a critical  factor  to  boosting mobile data usage. Today, we are pleased to partner with one of the world’s  leading smartphone manufacturers to provide exclusively-designed smart devices that will enrich the mobile data experience for member operators’ customers. This MoU will enhance our members’ current handset portfolios and enable them to take advantage of future technology imperatives.”

HTC’s  APAC Vice  President,  Jack Tong,  added:  “This  strategic  partnership  not  only  represents  a new HTC milestone, but also opens up a great opportunity for HTC to benefit from the tremendous data  usage growth  generated  by innovative smart  devices,  in conjunction  with  a leading  mobile alliance such as CONEXUS. We are creating a win-win-win situation for CONEXUS members, as well as end users and HTC, into the near future and beyond.”

CONEXUS Mobile Alliance is the first coalition of its kind in the world to provide daily flat-rate data roaming.  The alliance’s programme  has boosted  mobile  data  roaming  and data  usage across the region, while ensuring that end-user customers do not receive unexpected bill shocks.

 

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About CONEXUS Mobile Alliance

Established  in April  2006,  CONEXUS Mobile  Alliance  is  one of Asia’s  largest  mobile  alliances.  The alliance is formed to develop and enhance international roaming and corporate mobile services for greater convenience and ease of use for its members' customers. The alliance is committed to promoting voice, video and data roaming via its members' GSM/GPRS, W-CDMA networks and/or HSDPA networks and aims to create a Virtual Home Environment for its member customers to experience seamless, convenient mobile-related services when they roam. The Alliance boasts a combined customer base of more than 310 million mobile subscribers.

For more information, visit www.conexusmobile.com.

 

About HTC

HTC Corporation  (HTC) is  one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile  industry.  By putting people  at  the  center of everything  it does,  HTC creates  innovative  smartphones  and tablets  that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498.

For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.

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