GSMA Names Movial Winner “Best RCS PC Client” Second Year in a Row at RCS DevChallenge 2011

Proven Multiple Real-World Deployments, Multiplatform and Innovative Video Functionality Scores with Judges

Barcelona, SPAIN – Mobile World Congress – February 16, 2010 – Movial, the company that inspires rich and intuitive Internet experiences, today announced at Mobile World Congress 2011, the world’s largest telecommunications event, that the GSMA has named the company – for the second year in a row -- winner ‘Best RCS PC Client’ in the 2011 RCS DevChallenge.

The ‘Best RCS PC Client’ award recognizes the most appealing and stimulating RCS PC Client as decided by the RCS DevChallenge panel of judges led by Alex Sinclair, the GSMA’s Chief Technology and Chief Strategy Officer. This year’s judges include representatives from Alcatel Lucent, Huawei Technologies, Nokia Siemens Networks, Telefónica, Vodafone and The Moriana Group. Judges gave Movial Communicator PC highest marks on usability, design, attractiveness and breadth of conformance to RCS specifications.

Movial Communicator PC is the industry's most proven client for IMS and RCS deployments with more than 30 deployments for consumer and enterprise services. Movial Communicator PC has been tapped to power RCS R2 based service in Q2 2011. Movial Communicator PC which supports RCS 2, enables services including rich HD audio and innovative hardware accelerated video calls, SMS, MMS, Presence and Instant Messaging across Mac OS, Linux and Microsoft Windows platforms. Movial’s latest deployments include MegaFon, one of Russia’s largest mobile operators, and several Middle East and Asia operators.

“For the second year running, the RCS DevChallenge has proved to be a great incubator of new RCS ideas,” said Alex Sinclair, GSMA CTO and CSO. “All the judges agreed on how high the standard of entries was. This support and investment from developers and innovators for RCS shows just how significant RCS will be as a basis to offer exciting choice to users to enrich their communications experience. I congratulate Movial on its win.”

“Operators continue to search for new ways to monetize their services and RCS delivers an immediate answer,” said Jari Ala-Ruona, CEO and Co-founder, Movial. “We are delighted to once again be recognized by the GSMA and the RCS DevChallenge judges as a leader in PC Client innovation with a proven and deployed RCS solution. Forward thinking operators are already reaping the many benefits that our RCS compliant Communicator PC Client extends -- enhanced user experience, reduced churn and increased revenues.”

The winning RCS applications and products are being demonstrated live at GSMA’s AppGarage stand 7APG in Hall 7 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 14-17, 2011. Movial is demoing its award-winning Movial Communicator with new features including RCS with Facebook and Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

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