iPoint-media (AIM:IPNT), a provider of live, interactive video applications and delivery platforms for web, 3G mobile and media, announces that Cellcom Israel has selected the company’s Vitrage video calling application platform to deliver new interactive 3G video calling services to its subscribers. The new Service as a Software ("SaaS") agreement will enable Cellcom to develop and deploy a range of interactive 3G video calling services for Cellcom customers utilizing a hosted platform in iPoint-media’s European data center.
Cellcom selected iPoint-media after evaluating a number of different video calling solutions. In addition to the wide range of interactive video calling services offered by Vitrage, the platform offers a fast time to market deployment for new services. Cellcom will benefit from the ability to develop and modify applications quickly in order to provide a continuous flow of enticing applications for its subscribers to enjoy.
The ability to provide a hosted solution was also essential in Cellcom’s selection of iPoint-media for its new video calling services. As part of the SaaS agreement, Cellcom will be able to take advantage of Vitrage’s wide range of capabilities and services without incurring any capital expenses.
Adi Cohen, Cellcom Israel VP Marketing commented: “We are happy to see the availability of new services for our customers utilizing Cellcom’s 3G network. Video IVR services will benefit our customers and prove to offer a user friendly and enjoyable experience.”
Joseph Daniel, iPoint-media VP Marketing and Sales commented: “We’re pleased to add Cellcom, one of Israel’s leading 3G mobile operators, to our growing list of mobile operators adopting the Vitrage platform to deliver new interactive visual experiences for their 3G customers. Vitrage, together with our SaaS business model, offers operators an effective and economical means of increasing 3G video call traffic and generating new revenue streams.”
The Vitrage 3G video calling service platform offers a very flexible platform for service providers, Telecom operators and content aggregators looking to generate premium rate traffic and increase video calling revenues. As a result, iPoint-media’s customers include a variety of top tier content aggregators, Telecom operators and leading solution integration partners.