New SingTel MobileMail™ Targeted at 1.2 Million Subscribers
SINGAPORE – 20 June, 2006 (CommunicAsia) – Consilient today announced that
Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), Asia’s leading communications
group, has selected the Consilient Push™ email solution to bring mobile push
email to more than 1.2 million subscribers. The product, called SingTel
MobileMail, will be formally launched in July, 2006.
SingTel’s agreement with Consilient marks the Asian debut of a consumer
mobile email product that is based entirely on open standards, a key
differentiator for SingTel in choosing Consilient. Open standards refer to the
underlying architecture of SingTel’s mobile email solution which makes it
highly interoperable with multiple phones and email systems and capable of
scaling to millions of users.
Consilient is a co-author of the new standard used in SingTel’s product,
which was designed specifically for mobile email. The standard is known as
Push-IMAP (P-IMAP) but will be changed to Mobile EMail Enabler or MEM when it
becomes a formal standard at the end of 2006. Consilient co-authored MEM with
Sony Ericsson, China Mobile, LG Electronics and other industry leaders.
The use of open standards was a key requirement for SingTel in order to deploy
a low cost mobile email solution that could scale to high user numbers.
Mr. Hui Weng Cheong, Vice President of Consumer Products, SingTel said, “As a
customer-focused service provider, SingTel is pleased to deliver low-cost push
email to our customers on their mobile phones to meet their diverse lifestyle
needs. With MobileMail, our customers can cost-effectively access email
on-the-go with their handsets. We selected Consilient’s open standards P-IMAP
system to provide this service as this solution offers scalability and
interoperability that helps us better serve our customers.”
“SingTel’s mobile email for consumers marks an industry shift toward making
mobile email affordable for everyone from CEOs to students,” said Trevor Adey,
Consilient CEO. “Open standards-based solutions like Consilient Push hold the
key to putting low cost mobile email in the hands of consumers on the phones
they use. It also gives operators a simplified offering for mobile email that
can scale to hundreds of thousands of users and integrate with their existing
operating and messaging systems,” Adey added.
SingTel’s low cost mobile email offering is targeted at the consumer market
and small to mid size businesses that require affordable wireless email. The
first phase of the deployment will provide SingTel’s subscribers with mobile
access to their Yahoo! and SingNet accounts, in addition to SingTel’s hosted
email service for small to mid-size businesses called BizWeb Solutions (BWS).
SingTel will begin offering MobileMail on Nokia handsets, followed by Sony
Ericsson, Motorola, Windows Mobile and Panasonic. SingTel’s MobileMail
solution is designed to be easy to use for consumers – a key requirement for
SingTel. Once subscribers are registered for the mobile email service, using
over-the-air deployment, they need only enter their password to activate their
mobile email accounts.
About Consilient Push™
The Consilient Push solution is client-server software for wireless email on
mobile phones and wireless devices. The server is designed for heavy user load
and supports thousands of users connecting via multiple wireless devices and
Consilient’s Java-based server and clients support low-end mobile phones and
can be deployed on Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems. Consilient Push
supports multiple languages including English, Spanish, simplified and
traditional Chinese, German, French and Japanese.
– Scales to thousands of users
– Real push email, no need to “poll” for email
– Supports Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung LG, Sanyo and Windows Mobile
– Runs on Linux, UNIX and Windows operating systems
– Uses open P-IMAP standard (also known as MEM)
– Extends multiple email platforms from a single server
– Does not include or require a Network Operations Center
– End-to-end security – 128 bit SSL encryption
– Easy to install with over-the-air (OTA) deployment of email clients
About Open Standards: P-IMAP (or Mobile EMail Enabler, MEM)
Mobile industry leaders are progressing toward the global standardization of a
new standard for mobile email called Push-IMAP (P-IMAP). The standard was
designed specifically for mobile email by Consilient, Sony Ericsson, LG
Electronics and China Mobile and enables operators to deploy low cost mobile
email to the consumer market. The standard will be called MEM once formalized
at the end of 2006.
Traditionally, wireless email products have used closed architectures that
require a network operating center that locks operators and enterprises into
limited device support and email platform connectivity. An open standards
solution can deliver lower cost email and greater interoperability for an
overall more flexible mobile email solution.
Consilient was founded in 2000, with offices in North America and Asia. Widely
recognized for excellence in innovation and business practices, Consilient’s
customer base is comprised of Global Fortune 500 companies, network operators,
service providers and handset manufacturers. For more information, contact
Consilient at +1.709.576.1706 or 866.576.1706, or visit: www.consilient.com.
For operators and enterprises interested in a free trial of the Consilient Push
product, go to http://www.consilient.com/push.
SingTel is Asia’s leading communications group with operations and investments
around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is
committed to bringing the best of global communications to customers in the
Asia Pacific and beyond. With significant operations in Singapore and
Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary SingTel Optus), the Group provides a
comprehensive portfolio of services that include voice and data services over
fixed, wireless and Internet platforms.
To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, SingTel has a network of 37
offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the
United States. These offices enable SingTel to deliver reliable and quality
network solutions to its customers, either on its own or jointly with local
partners.The Group also has major investments in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia,
the Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners, SingTel is
Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving 85 million customers in
SingTel employs about 20,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of S$13.14
billion (US$8.12 billion) and net profit after tax of S$4.16 billion (US$2.57
billion) for the year ended 31 March 2006. More information can be found @
www.singtel.com and www.optus.com.au.
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