TietoEnator Partners With Blyk, the Free, Pan-European Mobile Operator for Young People

Espoo, Finland (ots/PRNewswire) - TietoEnator and Blyk, the free, pan-European mobile operator for young people, have entered into a partnership in which TietoEnator provides Blyk with an end-to-end BSS (Business Support Systems) solution, related web portals and infrastructure services. By establishing a flexible, scalable, cost-efficient IT infrastructure partnership, Blyk is able to fulfil its vision of providing its customers with free communications, funded by mobile advertising.

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The services and solutions are provided by TietoEnator MVNE (Mobile Virtual Network Enabler) Service Centre, focusing on development, integration, application management and support services. The end-to-end delivery combines the competencies and services from TietoEnator's Telecom & Media, Processing & Network and Digital Innovations Business Areas.

Kari Penttilä, Chief Technology Officer at Blyk, said: "Choosing TietoEnator as our vendor of BSS solutions and services strengthens our capability to manage IT operations. A player like TietoEnator can help us focus on our business challenge and provide a platform that can deliver a reliable and innovative service to our customers. TietoEnator's cost efficiency and comprehensive service package, fast time to market and the flexible IT solution convinced us that they are the right partner for us".

Ari Vanhanen, Head of TietoEnator Telecom & Media, said: "We believe this deal will strengthen TietoEnator's position as a provider of comprehensive services for different types of players on the market. It also shows our unique capabilities by combining services from infrastructure to user experience, coupled with innovation in operator business support systems. We are proud to become a key technology partner to Blyk, who are working on the leading edge of advertising-funded mobile communication services".



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TietoEnator is among the leading architects in building a more efficient information society and one of the largest IT services providers in Europe. TietoEnator specializes in consulting, developing and hosting its customers' business operations in the digital economy. The Group's services are based on a combination of deep industry-specific expertise and the latest information technology. TietoEnator has about 16 000 experts in close to 30 countries. www.tietoenator.com

Blyk is a pan-European free mobile operator for young people, funded by advertising. For advertisers, Blyk is an innovative mobile media channel offering direct engagement with a young audience with real time feedback. Blyk was co-founded in 2006 by Pekka Ala-Pietilä and Antti Öhrling and has offices in Helsinki, Finland and London, UK. Blyk is launching first in the UK market in mid-2007, with other markets to follow. about.blyk.com

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For further information, please contact: Ari Vanhanen, President,
TietoEnator Telecom & Media, ari.vanhanen@tietoenator.com,
+49-171-423-24-36. Juha P. Lintula, MVNE Service Centre Manager,
TietoEnator Telecom & Media, juha.p.lintula@tietoenator.com,