America Movil and NQ Mobile(TM) Collaborate to offer Mobile Subscribers Security, Privacy and Family Protection across Mexico, and Latin America
World’s third largest mobile network operator makes award-winning security, privacy and family protection apps, available to its 262 million subscribers
BEIJING and DALLAS, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services today announced that America Movil (NYSE: AMX), Latin America’s leading telecom group in terms of equity subscribers, will offer NQ Mobile’s flagship products: NQ Mobile Security(TM), NQ Mobile Vault(TM) and NQ Family Guardian(TM) to its 262 million subscribers located in 18 countries, including Mexico and Latin America.
The first services provided by NQ Mobile will be mobile security, offered in Mexico through Telcel as Seguridad Movil Telcel. With some 68 million subscribers, Telcel is Mexico’s leading mobile provider as well as the largest of America Movil’s carriers. These new offerings will be actively promoted and sold by Telcel through various channels including, direct-to-consumer marketing such as SMS mailings, online promotions, an outbound call center and pre-load on devices. Seguridad Movil Telcel will be available soon. Continuing through the year, America Movil will expand the NQ Mobile product line across all its carrier brands, including Telcel and Claro, into 18 Latin American countries.
“As the third largest mobile network operator in the world, America Movil is committed to providing our customers with the safest and most secure mobile experience on the market,” said Marco Quatorze, Head of Value Added Services, America Movil. “We share NQ Mobile’s belief that the best mobile experience is a safe mobile experience and we are pleased to be able to offer our customers the world’s best mobile protection with Seguridad Movil Telcel. NQ Mobile’s products will undeniably enhance our service offerings to our customers throughout Mexico and Latin America.”
“Mobile providers like America Movil are indispensable partners in our efforts to expand globally and protect mobile users across the world, namely as we increase our presence in Latin American markets,” said Omar Khan, Co-CEO, NQ Mobile. “It’s critical that consumers in Mexico and Latin America become educated about growing mobile threats and learn how to protect their mobile devices, their privacy and their families. With more than 242 million customers around the world and with partners across the globe, NQ Mobile has the resources to provide America Movil’s users with tools that will help ensure the safety and security of their valuable mobile data, regardless of location.”
NQ Mobile’s flagship application, NQ Mobile Security detects and deletes viruses, malicious URLs, and other threats. NQ Mobile Security has been proven by independent security lab tests, like West Coast Labs Comparative Test, to outperform all competitive mobile security platforms. NQ Mobile Security is also certified by AV-TEST Institute, a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research.
Newest to NQ Mobile’s line of products is the award-winning NQ Family Guardian, a unique suite of services for safety and monitoring comprised of a mobile app that is downloaded and installed on the child’s smartphone along with a web-based control center that is accessible from any desktop or mobile browser. The app is currently available for Android devices, while the control center is compatible with any web browser. America Movil and NQ Mobile expect that this will be a first of its kind in Mexico and Latin America.
Since its 2012 launch, NQ Mobile Vault for Android and has become a top app on Google Play with millions of downloads and an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The app allows consumers to password protect and encrypt photos and videos on their smartphones.
NQ Mobile Security, NQ Mobile Vault and NQ Family Guardian are also available on the Google Play store.
About America Movil
America Movil (NYSE: AMX) is a Mexican telecommunication company headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico. As the leading wireless services provider in Latin America and the third largest in the world in terms of equity subscribers, America Movil has operations in 18 countries in the Americas. At the end of 2012, the company had 261.6 million wireless subscribers, 30.5 million landlines, 17.2 million broadband accesses and 16.4 million Pay TV clients. Its Mexican subsidiary Telcel is the largest mobile operator in Mexico. In the United States, it operates under the trademarks TracFone, Net10, Straight Talk and Simple Mobile, and is the leading national pre-paid wireless service. For more information, please visit www.americamovil.com.
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of trusted mobile Internet services built on its world-class acquisition, engagement and monetization platform. The company was one of the first to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and now has about 242 million registered and 85 million active user accounts globally. NQ Mobile’s cloud-based trust platform has been recognized by third-party testing facilities around the world as the most effective solution for detecting and combating mobile threats. NQ Mobile is recognized as a global pioneer in mobile innovation and technology leadership. NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, TX, USA and Beijing, China. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com.
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