Convergent Solutions Enhance the Delivery of Mobile Technology and Multimedia
Thanks to Quentris and Dilithium, Elephant Talk Communications will be able to offer its users new, interactive multimedia services
AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Oct. 24, 2008 – (PR NEWSWIRE) – Elephant Talk Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: ETAK), an international telecom and multimedia content
distributor, today announced that the combined forces of Quentris and Dilithium will enable
Elephant Talk Communications to expand its telecommunications services through the launch of converged multimedia services. The goal of this innovative solution is to offer the users voice and video communication using their mobile phone or Internet connection. This is an important step in the development of converging multimedia applications and is setting a new standard in
The solution will offer Elephant Talk customers a whole range of services such as multimedia
communications services, interactive voice and video portals (IVVR) and content applications
(video on-demand or streaming). The new services will be accessible using a 3G mobile phone as well as a Flash-based Internet or PC application.
The proposed platform will enable Elephant Talk to expand its future offering with new services
such as video surveillance and security, mobile to PC conferencing, video blogging and usergenerated content video.
“The purchase of this State-of-the-Art 3G Video Gateway and ViVaS software, which enables
interactivity, 3G and Flash streaming for all kinds of (live) content, and our own compression
technique, completes our product portfolio,” said Martin Zuurbier, CTO and COO of Elephant
Talk. “In combination with Premium Rate Services and Streaming Content, we believe we will tap new markets. Elephant Talk’s overall goal is to create a great customer experience, including live customer service agents, without investing in huge servers, CTI-applications and complicated configurations. The new solution supports a wide number of devices and operating systems, with unlimited voice and live video access regardless if the target audience is using a cell phone, PC or laptop.”
Mr. Zuurbier continued: “Watching a video or TV program, taking a call, participating in a live
conference, dialing a number, contacting a customer service department, playing an interactive
game, voting in a TV show, receiving instant information, making a video call – everything is
possible through one single solution. The user-friendliness, time-saving functionalities and inviting interactive menus and visualizations make the solution accessible for all kinds of customers. Logging features will allow data collection from customers worldwide, and the overall service level will increase. And, most importantly, communication costs will be considerably reduced.”
About Elephant Talk Communications, Inc.
Elephant Talk Communications is an international telecom operator and system integrator to the multimedia industry, facilitating the distribution of all forms of content, as well as mobile and
fixed-telecom services, to global telecommunications consumers. The company provides traditional telecom services, media streaming, and distribution services primarily to the business-to-business (B2B) community within the telecommunications market. Elephant Talk is also a Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE), an outsourcing partner for both Mobile Network Operators (MNO's) as well as for Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO's). Elephant Talk currently operates sophisticated networks in over a dozen markets in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. For more information visit: http://www.elephanttalk.com.
About Quentris, Group GDF SUEZ
Quentris is the center of competence for communication technology of GDF SUEZ Energy
Services in Belgium. Working closely with other companies of GDF SUEZ Energy Services,
(among other Fabricom GTI and Axima Services in Belgium and Ineo Com in France), Quentris
offers solutions and services based on the integration and convergence of Data, Voice and Image network technologies. Its activities focus on wired and wireless networks, securing networks and business applications as IP Telephony, Unified Communications and Contact Centers. Being an independent partner, Quentris is the ICT alternative for the public and private sectors. The majority of employees are specialised and certified engineers. Quentris has an installed base in Belgium and in other European countries. http://www.quentris.com
As the European leader in multi-technical services, GDF SUEZ Energy Services offers global
solutions to its customers in the industry, the infrastructure and the tertiary sectors, from the design, realisation and maintenance of installations to energy and utilities management and long-term multitechnical management. GDF SUEZ Energy Services employs 76,000 people and achieved revenues of € 14 billion. GDF SUEZ Energy Services is a business line of GDF SUEZ, one of the leading energy providers in the world.
Dilithium is the global leader in high-quality multimedia delivery over mobile and broadband
networks to any device. Dilithium provides the most comprehensive and innovative mobile video
solutions, with unmatched breadth of deployments in 50 countries reaching 800 million
subscribers. Dilithium pioneered 3G video communications and our technologies are deployed by the major network operators, content owners, aggregators and equipment providers. For more information please visit, http://www.dilithiumnetworks.com.
Marketing & Communications Manager
Tel: +32 2 727 12 33
Tel: +1 707 792-3927
Elephant Talk Communications
Steven van der Velden
Tel : + 31 20 653 59 16