Mobile Tornado expands into the Americas

TELECOMS company Mobile Tornado has joined forces with the largest mobile phone network in the Americas.

The Harrogate-based firm said the partnership with Investro Group will host Mobile Tornado’s Instant Communications platform and will initially target Guatemala.

In turn, the partnership has enabled an agreement to be put in place with Claro, the leading provider of telecoms in Central America, with more than 200m customers.

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Mobile Tornado sells software licences and services to mobile operators worldwide and provides platforms and applications in the mobile data services market such as push to talk and push to video, which allows businesses to communicate without relying on mobile phones.

Chief executive Mr Fenn, former chief executive of Leeds United and Sky Sports, said: “Being able to launch our services first with Claro, Central America’s largest operator, has given us further evidence that we are in the right market at the right time.”

Mr Fenn added: “Claro’s responsiveness and eagerness to move forward, has only strengthened our view that we are offering the right product for the emerging workforce management sector.

“It is our goal to continue to expand our operation within Claro as well as in the South American region.”

Investro Group’s subsidiary Townsend Systems, will host Mobile Tornado’s Instant Communications platform, providing access to its Instant Talk, Instant Locate and Instant Alert platforms.

The service will be available on the main handsets existing in the market, based on the leading platforms, such as Symbian, Windows Mobile, and Brew. Other leading platforms, such as Android, Blackberry and iPhone, will be introduced shortly.

Adi Goren, chief executive of Investro Group, said: “This innovative service will provide companies, organisations and end users a significant tool for communication and work force management.”

Mobile Tornado is 49 per cent owned by InTechnology Group.