Elephant Talk signs MVNO contract with Youpinie
Elephant Talk Communications, Inc, an international telecom and multimedia content distributor, announced that it has signed a Heads of Agreement contract with YOUPINIE BV, who will become a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the Netherlands. As an MVNO, YOUPINIE expects to launch its product in spring 2009.
YOUPINIE will become an interactive MVNO, involving its members in surveys and other forms of feedback solutions. YOUPINIE expands online reach with the ability to communicate with its members directly through a mobile channel. YOUPINIE will process and collect information on its members in an open manner with their permission and will use the data gathered to provide its clients with relevant marketing feedback.
In addition to the services YOUPINIE delivers to its clients, selected news media sources (print, radio, television and Web) and government organizations, will be able to use YOUPINIE reports for their own purposes. YOUPINIE members will receive a share of the revenues of the company as compensation for use of their information.
Martin Zuurbier, CTO of Elephant Talk stated: “We are very pleased that YOUPINIE selected our state-of-the-art MVNE Platform to achieve their marketing and communication goals. We believe that Elephant Talk is the best platform available to combine communications technology with the required marketing information analysis engine. Our inventory capabilities will give YOUPINIE the direct throughput required to act as an interactive panel with the ability to communicate anytime, anywhere with its members.”
Hans van Linschoten, CEO of YOUPINIE, replied: “Our partnership with Elephant Talk will give us the ability to expand our activities and develop a strong position in the markets where we operate. We are looking forward to launching a full range of innovative services for our clients and prospective clients utilizing the vast possibilities of a mobile network.”