Followap Has Been Selected by Bouygues Telecom to Introduce Bouygues Messenger, a Presence Based Service to Its Subscribers

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 31, 2006–Followap, the leading provider of carrier-class Presence and messaging solutions, today announced that its Presence based mobile to mobile communication service is now available to French mobile operator Bouygues Telecom’s subscribers. This has enabled Bouygues Telecom to experiment with an up to date, standards-based Presence solution.

The Followap service provides Bouygues’ mobile phone subscribers with a dynamic contact list which provides the ability to see whether their contacts are ready to communicate and to easily start a conversation with one or more contacts.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to introduce presence-enabled services together with Bouygues Telecom”

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to introduce presence-enabled services together with Bouygues Telecom,” said Tommy Volsen, Vice President of Marketing at Followap. “The Followap Instant Messaging service and iFollow Presence platform will provide unprecedented ease-of-use and accessibility to Presence-based services, starting with Instant Messaging and continuing to other advanced services.”

About iFollow Instant Messaging

The iFollow Instant Messaging Solution is an end-to-end service suite, enabling operators to rapidly deploy a state-of-the-art Instant Messaging (IM) service, creating their own real-time service for mobile and fixed subscribers. Over 15 operators, including tier one service providers, have already launched the iFollow Instant Messaging Solution, creating revenue generating IM services.

Built on top of Followap’s iFollow Presence Platform (PSP), the iFollow Instant Messaging Solution creates a robust presence infrastructure, presence-enabling additional services such as multiplayer gaming and dynamic content services. The built-in iFollow Interconnect Platform (ICP) provides subscribers unparalleled connectivity to off-net communities (other operators and the Internet communities). The extensive array of clients enables subscribers to use IM services with the device of their choice.

About Followap

Followap is the leading provider of Presence solutions to the telecommunications industry. Pioneering this field, Followap’s customer base consists today of over 15 network operators, many of them tier-one operators, with a combined subscriber base of over 200 million users. Followap’s Presence Platform enables operators to establish advanced Presence enhanced services, whilst also creating the infrastructure for next-generation networks. Followap’s products and services are being offered directly or via selected partners. Followap is an ISO 9001 certified provider. For additional information please visit Followap’s web site at

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