08/15/2010

Gemalto And Mobile-XL™ Partner To Bring

African Subscribers Mobile value-added Services

The XLBrowser™ content platform to power Gemalto’s Dynamic STK Menu


LOS ANGELES, August 15, 2010 – Mobile-XL™, a mobile technology company, today announced that it has partnered with Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, to provide its full suite of mobile content services through Gemalto’s Dynamic STK software embedded in SIM cards around the world.


Combining the capabilities of Mobile-XL’s™ XLBrowser™ platform and Gemalto /MNO Portal Management/ solution, mobile operators will be able to provide a more complete data experience to their subscribers regardless of the handset they own. The MNO Portal Management solution provides constant contact with the mobile subscriber to inform and educate them on existing and new Mobile-XL™ services. This interactive promotion is done through a push mechanism allowing the display of silent messages on which the customer could react. Users can therefore immediately access a wide range of services ranging from news, sports, social networks like facebook, yellow pages, education, lifestyle, email like hotmail, as well as user generated content.


“We are delighted to be working with Mobile-XL™ to bring a new and exciting portfolio of services that provide mobile subscribers a more enjoyable user experience. Our mobile operator customers have entrusted us to provide enhanced capabilities that benefit their customers. Partnerting with MobileXL is a great opportunity to harness the complementary assets of both companies” Commented Christian Marc, Head of Marketing Africa, Gemalto.


Says Maurice Hazan, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Mobile-XL™: “Gemalto has always been known for its very consumer oriented approach to the market and this partnership will allow both companies to work on improving the mobile experience of all mobile consumers with a focus on emerging markets. By plugging into Gemalto’s already well deployed DSTK platforms worldwide, we believe we can accelerate the diversification of content offerings and work with operators to bring additional interesting services to end users.”


About Mobile-XL™: Mobile-XL™ is a California-based technology company focused on building value added services to mobile users worldwide. Mobile-XL’s™ mission is to bridge the digital divide by connecting families, friends, communities and businesses using the ubiquitous SMS channel. Mobile-XL™ products are revolutionary in providing connectivity and tools for empowerment to areas with limited or expensive internet access. For more information, please visit www.mobile-xl.com.


About Gemalto: Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2008 annual revenues of €1.68 billion, and 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 40 countries. Gemalto is at the heart of our ev olving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals. As the use of Gemalto's software and secure devices increases with the number of people int eracting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years. For more information please visit www.gemalto.com



MEDIA CONTACTS:

Mobile-XL™

Dana Mech, VP of Marketing

dana.mech@mobile-xl.com


Gemalto

Jane Strachey, Europe, Middle East & Africa

jane.strachey@gemalto.com