Monday, November 30, 2009

Spice Digital and Foreca sign MOU for offering Weather Services in India

New Delhi, November 26, 2009
In: PR Log

Digital Weather services to be offered across different Mobile medium of SMS, IVR & Mobile Internet for Indian residents and tourists

Spice Digital* Limited, India’s leading Telecom VAS player and Finland based Foreca, pioneer in digital weather services, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for offering Weather services in India through different Mobile connectivity medium. MOU was signed by Mr. Vinish Kathuria, Chief Operating Officer, Spice Digital Ltd. and Mr. Marko Moilanen, Vice President, Foreca Ltd. Gracing the occasion were Mr. Mauri Pekkarinen, Finland’s Minister of Economy & Employment and Ms. Terhi Hakal, Ambassador of Finland to India.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vinish Kathuria, Chief Operating Officer, Spice Digital Limited, mentioned, “As a leader in Indian Telecom VAS arena, we are always looking for innovative and technologically advanced offerings that can add value to our customers. We look forward to leverage our expertise in different Mobile connectivity medium of Mobile Internet, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and SMS, to develop different standalone and integrated product offerings around Weather that can be leveraged by millions from the comfort of their handsets. We envision the information to be not only useful for city residents for their day to day activities but also for farmers in planning their agriculture activities, for tourists in planning their business & vacation travel, for governments & NGOs in planning disaster recovery efforts etc. It gives us great pleasure to announce the signing of MOU with Foreca, a pioneer in digital weather services for internet, mobile and navigation devices”
Mr. Marko Moilanen, Vice President, Foreca Ltd said, “We are very excited to sign the partnership agreement with Spice Digital. Foreca’s vast knowledge and in-depth experience of weather data and markets around the world, allows us to bring a very unique and innovative weather offering to the Indian market. Spice Digital’s reach in Indian Mobile arena would allow us to offer different products & services to the Indian consumers”.

About Spice Digital
*Spice Digital is one of India’s leading VAS (Value Added Services) player in the Telecom arena. Part of the Spice Group, it offers innovative solutions for Telecom Operators, Enterprises – small & big and Government agencies across different mobile connectivity medium of Voice, IVR, SMS, USSD, WAP & Mobile Applications. Spice Digital’s SMS 139 service was recognized as m-Governance Initiative of 2009.

About Foreca
Foreca is a privately owned company based in Helsinki, Finland. Established in 1996, Foreca is a full-scale weather service company and a pioneer in digital weather services for internet, mobile and navigation devices.

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