ATLANTA, GA, April 06, 2006 - Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE: PGI), a global outsource provider of business process solutions, today announced that its Data Communications business unit has signed an agreement with Air2Web, the leading developer of mobile messaging and marketing applications for enterprises and carriers, to integrate Air2Web’s advanced SMS technology into Premiere Global’s communication technologies platform. Premiere Global will integrate the enhanced SMS technology into business process solutions within Premiere Global’s Marketing Automation and Alerts & Notifications business practices, enabling enterprise clients to better manage their customer relationships in real-time through improved mobile messaging.
According to a 2005 Portio Research report, global SMS traffic is expected to increase steadily over the next five years. The firm estimates that by 2010 global SMS volumes will reach 2.4 trillion messages per year and become a $50 billion market.
“Premiere Global is committed to providing our enterprise clients with the latest communication technologies to optimize and simplify their business processes,” said Lee Provow, President, Data Communications, Premiere Global Services, Inc. “By integrating Air2Web’s SMS technology into our platform, we enhance our global, multi-channel electronic delivery capabilities for applications such as marketing campaigns and intelligent reminders that increase our customers’ ROI. We look to duplicate the success we have generated in our European and Asia Pacific markets with our advanced SMS solutions.”
“Partnering with Premiere Global exposes Air2Web applications to a large, established base of enterprise customers,” said Sanjoy Malik, President and CEO of Air2Web. “Premiere Global has had success with its other electronic delivery channels, and we look forward to its North American customers embracing SMS delivery to enhance the reach and returns of the communication campaigns. We are very excited about this agreement and look forward to many successes with Premiere Global.”
About Premiere Global Services, Inc.
Premiere Global Services, Inc., formerly Ptek Holdings, Inc., is a leading global provider of innovative business communications and data services. Customers use our ASP platform to conduct traditional and VoIP-based collaboration sessions and to process and deliver large quantities of individualized, business critical information. Premiere Global offers outsourced document delivery, data capture, alerts/notifications and campaign management solutions that automate customers' business processes and improve efficiency levels enterprise-wide. We also offer a full suite of conferencing solutions, including automated, operator-assisted and Web collaboration services that enable customers to communicate real-time via our advanced, open standards global conferencing platform.
Premiere Global serves more than 46,000 corporate accounts in nearly every business sector, throughout 18 countries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located at 3399 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30326. Additional information can be found at www.pgi.com.
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