Acision Provides Advanced Messaging Services to 3

    - Unified Messaging and Voicemail Features Provide 3 Customers With
    Market Leading Personalization and Flexibility

    Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Acision, the world's
leading messaging company, announced today it has been awarded a contract for
advanced messaging services for 3's networks in Australia and Austria to
enable the delivery of enhanced voicemail and videomail services to its
    Acision's IP based architecture will enable 3's networks in these
countries the ability to reduce the voicemail hardware footprint in its data
centers by as much as 90% and provide long term savings, high performance and
scalability. It also provides them with further flexibility to easily deploy
services such as voice-to-text, celebrity caller greetings, visual voicemail
and enhanced voice message notification features.
    Victa McClelland, Chief Technology Officer, 3 mobile Australia said, "We
wanted a solution that would not just be a standalone voicemail box but one
that can also integrate further messaging enhancements. The Acision call
completion solution met our requirement for a flexible platform based on an
open architecture and all at a lower operational cost."
    Rory Buckley, Chief Executive of Acision, added: "Working with customers
like 3 means that we support the services that matter to them today while
helping them build their vision for the future. For 3 in Australia and
Austria, offering the best mobile service to their customers is a major
priority and this means continually reviewing and innovating their value added
services portfolio. Our open platforms provide opportunities for operators to
integrate new and improved voice messaging services, enabling them to
differentiate their services and compete within their market without
compromising service quality."


    Acision is the world's leading messaging company, providing communication
solutions for over 300 network operators and service providers globally.

    About the 3 Group

    The 3 Group is a division of Hutchison Whampoa, a leading international
corporation committed to innovation and technology, the 3 Group together with
Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited, is the leading global
player in the 3G arena, holding licences in 12 markets with total population
coverage of approximately 481 million.
    To date, commercial 3G services have been launched in Australia, Austria,
Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Sweden and the UK. Hutchison
announced more than 19 million 3G customers in August 2008.

    Hutchinson 3G Austria GmbH

    Hutchison 3G Austria GmbH started in May 2003 with the brand 3 as the
first sole mobile multi media provider in Austria. 3 offers multimedia
products such as mobile television, music, video calling on the UMTS-handset
and in addition provides the classic ways of communication (voice calling, SMS
and MMS) and as well mobile broadband. 3 disposes of 46 mobileTV and radio
channels which are available for free (excl. premium channels). Moreover, 3
has enriched its offer with popular internet services such as Skype, Facebook,
Yahoo, YouTube, Google, eBay, Windows Live, Sling and Orb are available on
selected 3mobile phones. Furthermore, 3 has been the first mobile network
operator who offered DVB-H devices already in May 2008 commercially.
Additionally to the existing mobileTV portfolio via UMTS streaming 20 more and
mainly new channels (15 mobileTV, 5 radio channels) are available via DVB-H.
Hutchison 3G Austria GmbH counts more than 577,000 customers (as per August
2008), 19 Mio. customers worldwide, and is wholly owned by Hutchison Whampoa
Limited in Hong Kong.

For further information:

For further information: Acision contacts: Radha K Floerke, Acision,
Tel: +65-6505-1021, +65-9863-1449, Email:; Idran
Junadi, Allanjit Singh, Lewis PR, Tel: +65-6534-7250, Email:

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