SIMtone Corporation today announced the launch of SIMtone International, the company’s newly established International headquarters in Switzerland. Addressing the growing market demand for “carrier-grade” virtual services, SIMtone International is already working with many leading International Telecom and Cable Service Providers to deliver all types of carrier-grade virtual computing services for the enterprise, SMB and consumer markets.
“The widespread availability and accessibility of very high quality wireless and wireline broadband services throughout Europe is now enabling Network Operators to commercially deliver a broad range of value-added services such as virtual PCs,” explained Mario Dal Canto, SIMtone Corporation’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. “SIMtone makes virtualization simple, and enables carriers to develop, deploy and deliver new services inexpensively, securely and seamlessly to any connected device on-demand and on-the-fly. We enable a game-changing opportunity for Network Operators to decommoditize their pipes, reduce churn, optimize network utilization, lower costs and increase ARPU with services people need rather than just want. SIMtone is the perfect complement to wireless and wireline broadband connectivity services, and allows telecom, cable and wireless operators to deliver converged mobile services simply and safely everywhere.”
For example, with the SIMtone-powered virtual PC offerings, Network Operators can expand growth initiatives, increase average revenue per user (ARPU) and reduce customer churn, all while providing customers with a fully-functional PC-as-a-service that is easily accessible from any device.
Earlier this year, SIMtone unveiled its virtualization platform and the first-ever virtual cloud computer, the SIMtone Virtual PC, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The SIMtone Virtual PC is the first computer-in-the-cloud that delivers a full laptop-like user experience, including high performance screen/sound and full USB functionality, on any Internet connected device, on-demand and on-the-fly. It is one of many carrier-grade services that can be supported by the company’s patented SIMtone service platform.
The telecom market in Europe is progressive and committed to delivering a range of virtual services, such as Virtual PCs bundled with broadband Internet access. According to IDC's Quarterly Server Tracker, virtualization was a driving force as the EMEA server market reached $4.4 billion in revenues in 1Q08, up 4.8 percent over 1Q07.
SIMtone International already has more than 10 employees in Europe. The company has a technology development center in Ireland and a representative office in Spain and is in the process of establishing its European operation support center on the shores of Lake Leman in Switzerland.
About SIMtone Corporation
The SIMtone Corporation makes virtualization simple. The company has developed and commercialized the patent-pending SIMtone, universal service platform that allows telecom, cable and wireless operators to deliver services such as virtual desktop environments, applications, and media content seamlessly to a wide variety of devices including PCs, thin clients, mobile devices, set-top-boxes, and terminal devices. SIMtone Corporation’s North American headquarters is based in Durham, North Carolina and SIMtone International’s headquarters are based in Vevey, Switzerland. SIMtone is a privately-held company backed by Motorola Ventures, Brightstar Corporation and Kodiak Venture Partners.