Tokiva Launches Open Mobile Communications Platform



    
    More than half a million users world-wide join Tokiva for voice,
messaging,
    and sharing services
    

    TORONTO and BEIJING, Jan. 15 /CNW/ -- Today Tokiva announced the public
beta launch of its Mobile Communications Platform that provides open and cost
effective voice, messaging, and sharing services on Mobile, Web, and Instant
Messaging systems.
    Tokiva addresses three key communications necessities for mobile users:
1) inexpensively make calls around the world, 2) access email, and 3) share
social lives with friends and family. Users register at www.tokiva.com, create
a profile, download Tokiva Mobile software to the phone, and then they can
call any number in the world from their mobile. Tokiva calls the user back and
immediately connects the user to the called party. With Tokiva Mobile, users
can also access their existing web or corporate email accounts.
    "Imagine you can see what your friends are up to, call them up, send
email, share photos, all simply and easily on your mobile handset, whether you
are half way down the block - or half way around the globe," said Tong Li,
Tokiva's founder and CEO. "Tokiva can deliver those services via one single
software application on today's 2.5G mobile networks while maintaining the
quality of service." Without downloading any software, Tokiva services can
also be accessed on the Web, and on Instant Messaging systems.
    This beta release of Tokiva platform provides the following services:

    
    -- Voice: save up to 90% on international calls and roaming costs
    -- Messaging: free mobile email and inexpensive international and group
       SMS
    -- Presence: call management and peer awareness
    
    Since the private launch in September 2007, more than 700,000 users have
signed up with Tokiva and the user base is growing virally month over month.
    Rommel Agsulid, a software consultant in Washington DC, uses Tokiva
regularly to call friends and families in Canada, Philippines, and Europe.
Rommel commented: "The call quality with Tokiva is great and I like the Tokiva
Link feature where I can embed a Tokiva Link in my email messages and on my
Facebook page so my friends can call me with just one click." Sanjeev Kumar,
another regular Tokiva user who works as a financial analyst in Dubai,
commented: "I'm on MSN Messenger all the time and now I can IM Tokiva to call
my friends in India, UK, and the States. If I am on my mobile, I can SMS
Tokiva to call." Anthony Lo, a business consultant based in Shanghai and San
Francisco, uses Tokiva for both business and personal purposes. Anthony
commented: "I travel quite a bit and have different mobile numbers in
different countries. With Tokiva, my friends and associates can call me on my
regular number and the calls will get routed automatically to where I am."
    "Tokiva's mission is to develop an open and scalable software platform
that makes mobile communications universally accessible, useful, and
affordable," Tong Li said. "Tokiva's innovations address some unique
challenges in this space, such as high mobile data cost, small user interface,
myriad device compatibility issues, and cumbersome service distribution
channels."
    Tokiva's mobile technology platform is US patent-pending and consists of
three engines:

    
    -- Mobile Virtualization Engine provides peer awareness (location and
       photo) to a phone's address book. The virtualization engine sits on top
       of the phone's native OS, accelerates wireless network I/O, and renders
       a consistent user interface across different mobile device platforms.
    -- Mobile Personalization Engine optimizes data transcoding, provision,
       and display based on user profiles, device configurations, and mobile
       network traffic patterns.
    -- Mobile Network Engine converges and routes mobile voice and data
       traffic in one global IP backbone that connects with over 200 mobile
       carriers world-wide.
    
    "The rapid user adoption of Tokiva validates our vision, and we are
excited to bring Tokiva as an open mobile communications platform to global
users," Tong Li said. "We look forward to user feedback to make Tokiva a
better service."
    
    About Tokiva Inc.
    
    Founded in 2006, Tokiva is a privately held software company with a
vision to create an open platform that makes mobile communication universally
accessible, useful and affordable. Tokiva's mobile communications platform
converges wireless voice and data traffic in one global IP network that
connects with more than 200 mobile operators world-wide. Tokiva has more than
half a million users and the user base is growing virally. Tokiva is
headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with Asia Pacific offices located in
Beijing, China. For more information call (888) 886-5482 or visit
www.tokiva.com.




For further information:

For further information: Tong Li, Founder and CEO, Tokiva Technologies 
Inc., +1-888-886-5482, info@tokiva.com, http://www.tokiva.com/tong.li Web
Site: http://www.tokiva.com/

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