BASKING RIDGE, NJ and CUPERTINO, CA — Verizon Wireless announced today that it has selected Ecrio’s mobile framework to power the roll-out of new communication and messaging services over Verizon Wireless’ current CDMA High Rate Packet Data (HRPD) and Evolved HRPD networks, as well as its forthcoming 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. Ecrio’s SIP/IMS (IP Multi-Media Subsystem) client framework will be embedded on a wide range of devices across Verizon Wireless’ network and streamlines access to popular IP services, including messaging and calling, for existing and new mobile applications.
Rosemary McNally, executive director at Verizon Wireless, said, “Verizon Wireless has long understood the power of IMS to enable rich multi-media applications, regardless of technology. It’s a cornerstone of our long-term services infrastructure, so the selection of a strong mobile framework provider was critical. We look forward to working with Ecrio to deliver an exciting new range of services.”
Nagesh Challa, Ecrio founder and chief executive officer, said, “This is a landmark day for Ecrio. Our relationship with Verizon Wireless is due to our unwavering commitment to product innovation, years of experience, and successful customer track record. We are delighted that Verizon Wireless, known for its world-class network and service delivery, has entrusted Ecrio to help expand the bounds of mobile communications.”
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Ecrio is the leading supplier of real-time communication and commerce client software solutions for the mobile industry. The Company’s communications solutions include device software products for rich media and IP communications. The company’s mobile commerce solutions include electronic payment and redemption solutions. Ecrio was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California USA with R&D and support centers in Cupertino, Japan, Korea, and India. The company is privately held with external funding provided by leading investment firms and leading companies including NTT DOCOMO and Visa, Inc. www.ecrio.com.