MTN and Mobile-XL Offer The Revolutionary XLBrowser To Its Customers

LOS ANGELES, February 16, 2010 – Mobile-XL, a mobile technology company has announced that it is partnering with MTN Ghana, the leading mobile operator in Ghana, to bring XLBrowser to MTN’s customers at the beginning of 2010.

Mobile-XL’s XLBrowser is a revolutionary mobile software application that utilizes SMS to provide instant access to local and global information to anyone, anywhere, using the mobile phone.  The XLBrowser intuitive interface will give MTN subscribers in instant access to a wide range of services ranging from news, sports music to email access, chat as well as user generated content.

Sylvia Otuo-Acheampong, Head of Innovations & Business Development, MTN Ghana, “MTN Ghana has been highly recommended for bringing constant innovation to the Ghanaian telecommunications industry  we are pleased to be the first network within MTN to launch this unique XLBrowser service platform”. 

She explained, “This service will immediately address the needs of the Ghanaian mass market and will offer mobile content offerings that meets the expectations of our subscribers.”

Donato Venafro, VP of Carrier Relations, Mobile-XL says “By signing on with Mobile-XL,” “Mobile-XL and MTN show once again their commitment to providing the best mobile solutions to its users across all segments.  Our solution is simple, reliable and more importantly adds value to the entire value added services value chain”. 

He added, “By using SMS and focusing on feature handsets, we are able not only to address a larger market but also make an endless range of mobile content and services available to the mass mobile consumers in Ghana”.  “Working with MTN on this partnership has been very exciting and we look forward to bringing the best of local and global content that is available today to MTN’s subscribers using SMS.”

ABOUT MOBILE-XL
Mobile-XL is a California-based technology company focused on building value added services to mobile users worldwide. Mobile-XL’s mission is to bridge the digital divide by connecting families, friends, communities and businesses using the ubiquitous SMS channel. Mobile-XL products are revolutionary in providing connectivity and tools for empowerment to areas with limited or expensive internet access. For more information, please visit www.mobile-xl.com.

ABOUT MTN GHANA
MTN Ghana is the market leader in the increasingly competitive mobile telecommunications industry in the country. Scancom Limited operators joined the MTN Group through its acquisition of Investcom (Areeba) in 2006 and re-branded to MTN Ghana on 2nd August 2007.

MTN Ghana has since been delivering world-class telecommunication services to its customers through the continuous innovations of new products and services. It is the company’s firmest desire to be customer-centric in its activities, hence the need for the product and service innovations.

ABOUT MTN GROUP
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN". As at the end of 30 September 2009, MTN recorded 108 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The MTN Group is a global sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and has exclusive mobile content rights for Africa and the Middle East. Visit www.mtn.com and www.mtnfootball.com   

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For more information:
Mobile-XL
VP of Marketing
Dana Mech
dana.mech@mobile-xl.com

MTN Ghana
Snr Mgr. Inno & Biz. Dev’t
Sylvia Otuo-Acheampong
Sotuo-acheampong@mtn.com.gh

Mawuena Dumor
Media Contact
MTN Corporate Services Division
Tel: 024 4300 000