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Mobile Alliance Announced At CommunicAsia 2009

Founding members of the Mobile Alliance, with various representatives from key partners.

Founding members of the Mobile Alliance, with various representatives from key partners.

A number of Singapore’s mobile software companies announced at CommunicAsia 2009 the formation of Mobile Alliance, the country’s first mobile software association that aims to drive strategic programs to position Singapore as an attractive base to develop new mobile services and market them globally.

The founding members of Mobile Alliance include various Singapore-based startups, such as Human Network Labs, Bak2U, buUuk, MobiQuest, Stream Media, tenCube and ZingMobile. Boudewijin Pesch, managing director of Acision in Asia Pacific, was selected as President. “By adopting a collaborative approach, Mobile Alliance is focused on generating greater synergies and incubating new opportunities within the mobile ecosystem in Singapore,” said Pesch.

Industry players such as NAVTEQ and Gemalto have joined the Mobile Alliance, which will also sign an MoU with the Sweden Mobile Association for cross regional collaboration.

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  • Chua Zi Yong

    Hi Alex,

    Mobile Alliance aim is to build the ecosystem for the mobile VAS and application companies here in Singapore. This includes both startups, as well as established companies, since industry is the main qualifying criteria. Gelmato and Acision for example of big companies within our alliance, while there are also startups like Human Network Labs and Stream Media.

  • Daniel

    Hi Alex,

    I believe the Mobile Alliance is open to companies of all sizes, as long as they operate in the mobile or telecommunications industries.

  • Alex Tan

    Is StartUp companies the main target members of Mobile Alliance ?