Save the Date: Wholesale Applications Community Mobile World Congress Press Conference

By Gsma, PRNE
Monday, January 10, 2011

14:00 hrs, Monday 14th February 2011

LONDON, January 11, 2011 - Launched at Mobile World Congress 2010, the Wholesale Applications
Community (WAC) is an open, global alliance of the world's leading
telecommunications operators and device manufacturers with a common goal of
uniting a fragmented applications marketplace.

On 14th February 2011, Peters Suh, CEO of WAC, and other senior WAC
executives will detail the commercial launch of the Wholesale Applications

Supporting them will be a number of CEOs from member organisations who
will be demonstrating the full commercial launch of WAC-enabled application
stores, operator storefronts and fully functional WAC devices supporting the
latest widgets.

Please mark the WAC press conference in your calendars:

Time: Monday, 14th February, 2011, 14:00-15:00

Venue: Fira de Barcelona, Hall 5, Room 3, Level 2

We will send a follow up RSVP invite with more information shortly.

    Many thanks,
    Phil Rawcliffe
    On behalf of the Wholesale Applications Community

About the Wholesale Applications Community

Launched in February 2010, the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) is
an open global alliance formed from leading organisations within the telecoms
sector. Uniting a fragmented applications marketplace, WAC will create an
open industry platform that benefits the entire ecosystem, including
applications developers, handset manufacturers, OS owners, network operators
and end users.

    The Wholesale Applications Community will:

    -- Accelerate and expand the market for applications - Simplify
       application development by giving developers the opportunity to write
       applications that can be deployed across multiple platforms and
       multiple operators, and address a potential global market of more than
       3 billion users.
    -- Create more compelling applications - Enable developers to utilise
       both device and network capabilities to create the next generation of
    -- Provide greater choice for users - Enable portability of applications
       across devices, operating systems and network operators.

Current WAC members are as follows:

Accenture, Aepona, Alcatel-Lucent, Aplix, America Movil, ASPire, AT&T,
Bell Mobility, Borqs, Bouygues Telecom, Camber Tech Inc (BVI) Limited,
Capgemini, China Mobile, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, France
Telecom, Fujitsu, GClue, Gemalto, Huawei, Hutchison 3 Group, InfraWare,
Innoace, Intel, KDDI, KT Corporation, KT Innotz, LG Electronics, LG Uplus,
LiMo Foundation, Minigate, MTS, Myriad Group, NTT DOCOMO, Oberthur
Technologies, Obigo, Opera Software, Orascom Telecom, Oracle Corporation,
Qualcomm Incorporated, Research in Motion, Rogers Communications, Samsung,
SFR, Sharp, SK Telecom, Smart Communications, SOFTBANK MOBILE, Sony Ericsson,
Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telekom Austria Group, Telenor, Verizon,
VimpelCom, Vodafone, ZTE and the GSMA.

For a list of members and more information, please go to

Phil Rawcliffe, +44-07889-320159, press at

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