PR — GeoVector Corporation, the leading provider of mobile search capabilities for location-based applications, was nominated for the Ground Breaker Award by the Service Providers Forum of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley.
“Our Service Providers review hundreds of telecom startups each year,” said Liz Kerton, President of the Telecom Council. "The Ground Breaker Award honors GeoVector for its impressive technology, and for pushing our industry forward through innovation and entrepreneurism."
The Council brings together a critical mass of telecom companies,
research, ideas, capital and expertise. Using interactive forums,
executive discussions, seminars and road shows, the Council enables the
industry to better connect, communicate and collaborate.
Council members include AT&T, British Telecom, NTT DoCoMo, Orange,
Swisscom, Vodafone and many others. More on the Council, the SPIF, and
the SPIFFY Awards is online at http://www.telecomcouncil.com.
“This nomination tells Silicon Valley – and the world – that an
impressive set of global service providers believes GeoVector is a
company to watch,” explained John Ellenby, GeoVector’s CEO.
GeoVector’s unique GPS-based technology simplifies local searches,
allowing users to point their mobile device toward objects of interest
to access information, images and advertising. Users can “point and
click” with their mobile phone the way a computer user navigates using
GeoVector-enabled phones are now widely used throughout Japan via the
KDDI network, providing local search service with Mapion (Japan’s
leading location content provider) and NEC.
GeoVector is currently working with major carriers in the US and Europe
and expects its pointing-based applications to be available in those
regions by late 2008.