Outblaze delivers converged communication services for StarHub's pfingoMAIL service
First fully converged VoIP, email, messaging and mobile Internet service for any device anywhere in the world
London, 11 December 2007: Outblaze (www.outblaze.com), the world’s largest online service platform providing white label email, collaboration, security and social media services, today announced that it is powering the email, sychronisation and webmail components of pfingo (www.pfingo.com), a new all-in-one mobile internet and communications service that allows subscribers access to the latest features from anywhere in the world.
Pfingo, short for “phone, fingers, Internet on the go” is an integrated application that gives mobile & PC users easy access to online communication and information services independent of location or service provider. Pfingo provides users with email (on mobile, PC and webmail), instant messaging, mobile VoIP service, contacts sychronisation, news feeds and 400 MB storage space per user – as well as many premium options.
The pfingo launch follows the successful public trial kicked off in April 2007 where more than 30,000 users worldwide signed up and installed the pfingo client onto their mobile phone and/or PC. This overwhelming response amounted to 15 times more users than projected for the trial and, now live, the growth continues.
“We are excited about the pfingoMAIL product designed and created in co-operation with Outblaze, the clear leader in web 2.0 global communication services. The number of sign-ups we continue to enjoy demonstrates our ambition to provide users with a first class service to converge all their communication needs – ultimately creating a new kind of global Internet community,” said Mr. Chan Kin Hung, head of advanced multimedia services at StarHub, Singapore’s second largest info-communications company.
Thousands of businesses, portals, service providers and academic institutions worldwide rely on Outblaze for messaging, spam protection and advanced Web 2.0 services that are tailored to meet the specific needs of their customers. Outblaze was selected to power the email, sychronisation and webmail components of pfingo for its scalable and robust webmail features and its end-to-end service, ensuring the service remains current going forward. Outblaze’s flexibility and reliability are two other key reasons the company was chosen as the central contact sychronisation engine and store for all the user services, such as pfingoACTIVE and pfingoTALK.
“StarHub’s plans for pfingo are tremendous, creating a fully converged communication experience which is largely device agnostic,” comments Richard Bye, VP of Sales and Corporate Development at Outblaze “We are pleased to be their partner for this first of its kind service.”
The Outblaze system also integrates sychronised contact management with Outlook and enables users to consolidate a number of email accounts so real-time push email can be sent to mobile phones easily and inexpensively.
Outblaze operates the world’s largest online service platform providing white label email, collaboration and social media services to service providers, telecoms operators, corporations, academia, media and publishing companies and portals. The company services 76 million users across 480,000 domains. The Outblaze suite of services also includes online scheduling, file sharing, and protection against spam, viruses and phishing. Outblaze is reliable, affordable and fully customisable and helps clients make these services a profitable part of their business. Founded in 1998, Outblaze is privately held with offices in the USA, the UK and Hong Kong. For more information visit www.outblaze.com.
Pfingo is an integrated application that gives mobile & PC users easy access to online communication and information services independent of location or service provider. Pfingo is developed by StarHub which operates a full two-way 3.5G mobile network in addition to its GSM network, a HFC network that delivers multi-channel cable TV services (including Digital Cable and HDTV) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services, and an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Launched in 2000, StarHub has become Singapore’s second largest info-communication company. Visit www.pfingo.com or www.starhub.com for more information.
Outblaze: Richard Bye, VP EMEA London +44 7989 443 113
Pfingo: Cassie Fong, Communications Manager Pfingo – +65 6825 5165 firstname.lastname@example.org