("Artilium" or the "Company")
Artilium plc (LSE/AIM: ARTA), the AIM quoted provider of innovative telecommunication software and solutions, announces that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Green IT Globe NV ("Green IT Globe") to launch the OneApp platform in order to capture the mobile data cloud market.
· The OneApp platform will offer unlimited storage, identity management, secure messaging, photo sharing and other cloud communication services to operators and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO's)
· Artilium to offer virtual datacenter services (VDC) for B2B, includes Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
· Specific offerings for Africa and Asia where consumption is growing exponentially and need for mobile storage and cloud services is rapidly increasing
Mobile communications and cloud services are converging and in order to enable fast growing telecom customers in emerging markets to capture this opportunity, Green IT Globe and Artilium have launched OneApp, a mobile data cloud with limitless communication possibilities integrated with local and secure data storage in the operator network.
This enables mobile network operators to capture a piece of this substantial market that is largely dominated by US-based cloud providers. According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI), consumers and businesses move more of their stored data to a central repository that can provide ubiquitous access to content and applications through any device from any location.
The market for mobile data cloud services will reach an estimated 2 billion users by 2019, up from 1.1 billion users in 2014. The global storage requirements will grow from 14 exabyte (EB) annually in 2014 to 39 EB by 2019 at a compound annual growth rate of 23 per cent. This will drive significant new revenue streams to our customers, operators and MVNO's.
Besides cloud storage, the OneApp proposition includes services such as instant messaging, file sharing and synchronisation, secure authentication, service catalogue development, content distribution and virtual currency wallets. The functionalities of OneApp using open source development frameworks are vast.
Artilium is lowering the cost of delivery for operators, whilst subscribers are offered affordable data services, such as free data storage plans, in which consumers can store all their smartphone data within the operator network.
Bart Weijermars, Chief Executive Officer of Artilium said:
"The strategic partnership with Green IT Globe allows us to offer a new suite of cloud-driven functionality and cloud storage capacity at an unprecedented low price. This drives new freemium and premium services for our customers. In addition, this partnership opens up new markets where the combination of Artilium's mobile enablement platform with the OneApp platform creates a strong lever for further growth internationally."
"Affordable mobile services and functional apps are key for mobile phone users in emerging markets. In Africa and Asia, where telecom infrastructure is constantly expanding and mobile subscribers are exponentially growing, we see a lot of interest in our ready-to-market platform solution. We enable the telecom market to offer mobile cloud and data services at such low prices that, installed in their local networks, the digital divide should soon become non-existent."
Weijermars added, "Our partnership has already delivered an extensive suite of mobile data solutions for our existing operators, and Green It Globe provides us with the flexibility to define new value-added services and applications that can be immediately deployed into the networks of our customers."
Artilium and Green IT Globe are already in discussions with several potential customers for contracts of significant value.
For further information please contact:
Bart Weijermars - Chief Executive Officer
Jonny Franklin-Adams & Scott Mathieson (corporate finance)
Joanna Scott (corporate broking)
+44 20 7220 0500
About Green IT Globe
Green IT Globe is a European technology-led company that provides a sustainable alternative to hyper-scale public cloud datacenters. Our G8 cloud generators are eco-friendly, self-healing and stand-alone datacenters enabling the instant deployment of infrastructure-as-a-service at a fraction of the price of Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.
Press Contact: Sacha Vekeman, Head of Marketing, Green IT Globe
T: +32 (0)499 504050 | E: [email protected]
Artilium is a demonstrated leader in the development of next generation communication technologies. Artilium's strategy focuses on supporting its customers to successfully grow their business by providing flexible, cost effective and innovative solutions.
Artilium's innovation-driven strategy empowers telecom operators around the globe to face the tremendous challenges ahead. We combine next-generation technology with traditional telecom environments to create exciting new business opportunities for our customers. This ensures that our customers are able to keep up with rapidly evolving market demands while simultaneously growing their businesses.
ARTA® is the real-time Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) software that brings a full suite of new functionalities to telecom Operators and virtual Operators. Thanks to ARTA® value-added services portfolio, including for instance AAA of voice, text and data services, VoIP, 3G and 4G compliance, mobile payments and location-based services, our partners are more than ready to meet future customer needs.
Today, multiple renowned national and international telecommunication companies rely on Artilium to deliver voice, text and data services to about 1.5 Million end users every day.
Artilium's "Pay-As-You-Grow" model allows us to scale our solutions to the exact needs of our customers. As a latest innovation, Artilium offers its product suite from the Cloud as a PAAS (Platform As A Service), yielding ARTA's scalability, flexibility and proven stability.
Artilium PLC is a publicly listed software company on the London Stock Exchange (LSE/AIM: ARTA).
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