Tether Targets the Enterprise With Internet on the Go

The new Business-to-Business offering will include enhanced features, such as data security, customization and data controls.

HALIFAX, April 27 /CNW/ - Tether announced today that it will unveil its business-to-business proposition at the WES 2010 Conference in Orlando, Fla., April 27-29.

Building on the tremendous success of its consumer-focused business, Tether has developed a model that will allow corporate customers to increase productivity and lower costs.

Tether was launched in March 2009 as a means of allowing people fast, affordable Internet access almost anywhere by letting them work on their laptop via their BlackBerry(R) data plan with no additional hardware. By selling its application to consumers though its website, www.tether.com, the company has attracted more than 100,000 users around the world.

Now the company is targeting corporate customers with a B2B offering that will include enhanced features including: data security, customization and data controls. The company is also discussing initiatives with several major wireless telecom carriers.

"We're now reaching out to corporate clients to help them cut their costs and improve their employees' productivity," said Tim Burke, Tether's CEO. "We not only want their staff to enjoy the convenience of tethering, we want their finance departments to benefit from our efficient, low-cost technology."

Tether has increased its staff as it moves into the enterprise space and is pleased to announce it has named Mike Flynn as its Director of Business Development. Mike was formerly the Director of Business Development for Voice Services at America Online Inc.

Tether is a sponsor of WES 2010, the premier annual symposium for BlackBerry(R) and its partners, and will host a booth at the event.

Tether's applications can be downloaded at www.tether.com.

About Tether

Tether is an application that links your laptop to your BlackBerry, allowing you high-speed Internet access on your laptop anywhere there is cellular coverage from your BlackBerry(R) smartphone. Tether is easy to install, easy to use, works practically anywhere, and is cost effective.


For further information: For further information: Patrick Hankinson, CMO, (518) 478-6195, phankinson@tether.com

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