SingTel Mobile Launches Viigo as Value-Added Service
TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Viigo Inc. (www.viigo.com), developer of the
popular mobile content and services platform for smartphones, announced today
that it has collaborated with SingTel Mobile, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), to offer an exclusive
value-added service to its postpaid customers.
The collaboration will provide SingTel's BlackBerry smartphone customers
in Singapore one-click access to customized feeds, sports, local news,
financial information, Singapore weather and coverage of local events such as
the popular Formula 1(TM) SingTel Singapore Grand Prix that starts on
September 28. Users also get access to more than 5,000 channels of rich
content already available on Viigo, including entertainment, local interest,
travel information and news sites.
"As the market leader, we are pleased to offer Viigo, which allows our
customers to keep abreast with the latest news, while on the move," said
Mr. Quek Peck Leng, Chief Executive Officer of SingTel Mobile and SingTel's
Executive Vice President of Consumer. "In today's fast paced environment, we
aim to deliver intelligent value-added services like Viigo to provide our
customers with a differentiated and content-rich mobile experience."
"Viigo is focused on delivering a compelling smartphone experience that
will change the way people use their mobile devices," said Mark Ruddock, CEO,
Viigo. "We are also committed to helping our carrier partners create new and
exciting sources of revenue, accelerate smartphone adoption and drive
increased customer engagement and satisfaction. From the beginning, we have
been impressed with SingTel's focus on creating an unrivalled customer
experience, and we look forward to our partnership with this world class
"SingTel had established a very high bar in their requirements of
software developers to be supported with the launch of the world's latest
smartphone device" said Peter Ng, VP Sales and Services. "With this
partnership, Viigo has demonstrated that it is capable of meeting the most
demanding needs of the world's preeminent carriers, both in terms of
technology and business model. We look forward to working with SingTel to help
them deliver new sources of revenue and an unparalleled customer experience."
Viigo(TM) is revolutionizing the way users access information on their
smartphone. Every day, people around the world rely on Viigo as their gateway
to a vast array of up-to-the-minute content and useful services, wherever they
are and whenever they need it. In one simple, fully customizable application,
Viigo delivers news, weather, flight schedules and status, real-time sports
scores, stock quotes and market data, entertainment, hotel and restaurant
reviews, blogs, and much more. Viigo is the one application smartphone users
cannot be without.
Founded in 2004, Viigo Inc. is a privately held company with its
corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information,
visit www.viigo.com. To download Viigo onto your device, go to
www.getviigo.com from your mobile browser.
SingTel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and
investments around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets,
it is committed to bringing the best global communications solutions to
customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond.
With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through
wholly-owned subsidiary SingTel Optus), the Group provides a comprehensive
portfolio of services that includes voice and data over fixed, wireless,
Internet and satellite platforms as well as pay TV.
To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, SingTel has a network
of 37 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe
and the United States. These offices enable SingTel to deliver reliable and
quality network solutions to its customers, either on its own or jointly with
The Group also has major investments in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia,
Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners,
SingTel is Asia's largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than
198 million customers in eight markets.
SingTel employs more than 20,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of
S$14.84 billion (US$10.05 billion) and net profit after tax of S$3.96 billion
(US$2.68 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2008. More information can be
found @ www.singtel.com and www.optus.com.au.
For further information:
For further information: Matthew Bogart, Viigo Inc., (416) 640-9916,