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|NQ Mobile Announces Mobile Security Agreement with Taiwan Mobile|
BEIJING, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
NQ Mobile Inc. ("NQ Mobile" or the company), a leading provider of consumer-centric mobile security and productivity applications, announced today that the company has signed a mobile security agreement with Taiwan Mobile Co., Ltd. ("TWM"), a leading telecommunications company in Taiwan offering "Quadruple Play" services - covering mobile, fixed-line, cable TV and broadband, to provide Mobile Anti-virus Services to Taiwan's mobile users.
Under the agreement, TWM will provide NQ Mobile's mobile security service for the Android smartphone users in Taiwan. The mobile security application will be available on TWM's official application store-match Market, and preinstalled in selected Android smartphones distributed by TWM.
"We are excited to cooperate with Taiwan Mobile to jointly provide the industry leading mobile security services to Taiwan's mobile users. It is a validation of NQ Mobile's technology strength on the Android platform," said Dr. Henry Yu Lin, Chairman and CEO of NQ Mobile Inc. "This agreement marks another milestone in NQ Mobile's global expansion. We will work closely with Taiwan Mobile to safe guard the subscribers," Dr. Lin added.
Jeff Ku, deputy chief operating officer of Taiwan Mobile, noted that while the company has introduced a series of anti-theft and information backup services, it takes seriously the growing severity of mal-ware and virus attacks on smartphones. As a countermeasure, Taiwan Mobile joined forces with NQ Mobile and launched this superior app as part of its long-term strategy for stronger mobile security, added Ku.
"The strategic alliance with NQ Mobile further compliments Taiwan Mobile's efforts in providing customers the most comprehensive and flexible mobile security solutions, as we are committed to ensure them the best user experience," Ku said.
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of consumer-centric mobile Internet services focusing on security and productivity. NQ Mobile was one of the first companies to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and is now a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with over 100 million registered user accounts worldwide. As a market leader in mobile security, NQ Mobile's innovation and global significance have been widely recognized through distinctions such as the 2011 Technology Pioneer Award bestowed by the World Economic Forum.
For more information, please visit http://www.nq.com
About Taiwan Mobile
Taiwan Mobile Co., Ltd. (TWM) is a leading telecommunications company in Taiwan, with more than 6.5 million customers. It was incorporated in the Republic of China on February 25, 1997 and was the first non-state owned company to receive a GSM 1800 license. TWM was the first private telecommunications company to go public and the first wireless operator to launch 3G services using Wideband Code-Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) technology. To maximize customer value, TWM is committed to the era of digital convergence and dedicated to provide the "Quadruple-Play" services across mobile, fixed-line, cable TV, and broadband. Looking ahead, TWM will continue to strengthen its competitiveness to become the most reliable telecom operator in Taiwan. For more information, please visit www.taiwanmobile.com.
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