New Delhi, India - January 5, 2010
Aircel, the fast growing Pan-India telecom operator, with a subscriber base of over 30 million and Infosys Technologies Ltd. today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind Mobile Application Store by Aircel. The Aircel Application Store will bring a ‘World of Possibilities’ to consumers by offering a wide variety of ready-to-use experiential applications across the universe of devices.
Powered by Flypp™ from Infosys, a “Ready-to-Launch” application platform which will integrate into Aircel’s technology environment, the Aircel Application Store will offer a bouquet of applications drawn from an Infosys-managed ecosystem of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and innovators in India and globally. Aircel will leverage its deep consumer insights to drive relevance and create a rich and engaging customer experience.
Mr. S. D. Shibulal, COO and Member of the Board, Infosys, said, “We are delighted to partner with Aircel on their strategic initiative to redefine consumer experience. Flypp™ is part of our continued thrust to provide platforms and products to help our clients rapidly capitalize on new business opportunities.”
Mr. Gurdeep Singh, COO, Aircel, commented, “Aircel made a promise to its customers to offer them a, ‘World of Possibilities’, and today we have taken another major step in keeping that promise. Application Stores have changed the lives of consumers across the globe and now in India, the Aircel Application Store will provide rich consumer insight to drive and offer the consumers a broad selection of most relevant applications to choose from in the most convenient manner, be it through Voice, SMS, GPRS or the Internet on your Mobile. Our endeavor is to truly democratize products to empower the consumer and develop an Ecosystem.”
Created in partnership with Infosys, the Aircel Application Store will revolutionize the Industry, enhancing the consumer’s lifestyle and livelihood.
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Aircel, a part of Maxis Communications Berhad, Malaysia, is India’s fifth largest GSM mobile service provider with a subscriber base of 30 million and is the fastest growing mobile operator in the country. It is the market leader in Tamil Nadu, Assam, North-East and Chennai. . Aircel is now present in 18 Telecom Circles (Mumbai, Pune, Uttar Pradesh East, Uttar Pradesh West, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Assam, Bihar, Chennai, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, North-East , Orissa, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal) and with spectrum secured for all the remaining circles (a total of 23 circles in India), the company is on track to become a leading Pan-India Operator. For more information, please log on to www.aircel.com
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