NQ Mobile(TM) and Smartfren Launch Preloaded Mobile Security App, "Smartshield" Award-winning privacy and security apps from NQ Mobile to be preloaded on Smartfren Android smartphones and available to Smartfren subscribers through preloading and the operator's app store
DALLAS and BEIJING, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced a new preload agreement with PT Smartfren Telecom, Tbk (Smartfren), the largest CDMA/EVDO telecommunications operator in Indonesia. The deal broadens distribution of NQ Mobile's award-winning privacy and security apps through pre-installation on Smartfren's Android smartphones as well as through its app store. NQ Mobile Security will be available from Smartfren under the name "Smartshield."
Smartfren began preinstallation of Smartshield and NQ Mobile's privacy app on new devices earlier this month. For existing Android users, both apps will be also available through the Smartfren Appstore. Smartfren has about 12.5 million subscribers and expects to sell more than three million Android smartphones in 2014.
Recently named App of the Year by the Best Mobile App Awards, NQ Mobile Security is one of the most widely used solutions of its type in the world, with millions of active user accounts worldwide. The NQ Mobile security and privacy apps provide users with unsurpassed protection from viruses, malicious URLs, spam and data-theft; essential protection against unwanted intrusion for their sensitive and personal data including photos, videos, Facebook messages and more. Basic features of these apps are free; premium features are available for a fee.
"This agreement with Smartfren significantly expands NQ Mobile's penetration in the critical southeast Asian market," Calvin Cai, General Manager of Overseas Business Development, NQ Mobile. "Identified by NQ Mobile as one of the top 10 most infected mobile markets, Indonesia stands to benefit from Smartfren's addition of the NQ Mobile privacy and security products."
"Smartfren has grown rapidly by keeping an eye on the needs of its customers, becoming the only operator in the region that also provides handsets," said Satyadev Sarvaiya, Head of Smartphone and Device Technology, Smartfren. "Now, with NQ Mobile's products we are able to add a valuable layer of security for our subscribers."
NQ Mobile products for Android are also available directly to consumers through the Google Play store.
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of mobile Internet services. NQ Mobile is a mobile security pioneer with proven competency to acquire, engage, and monetize customers globally. NQ Mobile's portfolio includes mobile security and mobile games & advertising for the consumer market and consulting, mobile platforms and mobility services for the enterprise market. As of September 30, 2013, NQ Mobile maintains a large, global user base of 427 million registered user accounts and 133 million monthly active user accounts through its consumer mobile security business, 98 million registered user accounts and 19 million monthly active user accounts through its mobile games & advertising business and over 1,250 enterprise customers. NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA and Beijing, China. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com.
Smartfren Telecom, Tbk. is a provider of telecommunications services that is proud to offer the world's best technological products and services. For its telecommunications system it uses CDMA technology, Code Division Multiple Access, which uses various radio communication technologies that allow different clients to use the same frequencies without undue interference. Smartfren's cellular license also has the largest EV-DO network coverage in Indonesia, saving customers a lot of worries when moving between the archipelagos's many islands.
Smartfren in fact uses the latest generation of CDMA technology, EV-DO (Enhanced Voice – Date Optimized), equivalent to broadband mobile network with 3G, giving customers the best possible "through-put" in terms of quality and quantity of voice and data transfer. This technology has no capacity limits and shows highest transfer rates. And Smartfren is the first telecom operator in the world that provides CDMA EV-DO Rev. B (equivalent to 3.5 G with download speeds up to 14.7 Mbps) and among the first CDMA operators providing BlackBerry services.
Smartfren wants to constantly demonstrate its commitment to providing its customers with the best possible solutions in telecommunications services to satisfy customer expectations in all private and business communications' objectives. As a CDMA carrier network that provides high speed mobile internet (mobile broadband) with Indonesia's largest network, Smartfren is dedicated to continuously improving its skills, products and services to provide the world's highest quality telecommunication services at prices that are affordable for the entire society.
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