Partner Group, Mobile Tornado sign PoC deal

Mobile Tornado, a provider of carrier grade professional end-to-end Push-to-Talk solutions over any IP network, and Partner Group, the cellular company in Israel, have announced they have recently signed an agreement under which Mobile Tornado will provide its advanced Push-To-Talk over Cellular (PoC) solutions to Partner customers in Israel, the companies said.

Mobile Tornado´s carrier-grade PoC platform enables individual users as well as large user groups to use push-to-talk (PTT), push-to-locate (PTL), push-to-alert (PTA) and push-to-message (PTM) services seamlessly. These are critical functions that enterprises, security and public safety organizations depend on every day.

As an integrated part of the solution, Mobile Tornado offers a Dispatch console that enables call center operators to track users in real time on a map, chat with large conference groups of hundreds of users, chat with individual users, send text messages, record calls and take action in cases of emergency after receiving a distress signal from a PTT user.

The service will be implemented through the Partner PTT application, which is adapted for smart devices and for a wide range of rugged devices with dedicated PTT and emergency buttons.

Mobile Tornado is a provider of PTT solutions for Tier1 Mobile Operators and Solution Providers. The company is headquartered in Harrogate, UK with R&D facilities in Israel, India and the Ukraine. The company´s customers include cellular operators in various locations around the world such as TELUS in Canada, Telcel in Mexico and Vodacom in Africa.

Founded in 1997, Partner is a public company, whose shares are traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange and whose ADSs are traded on the NASDAQ´s Global Select Market in the United States. Partner is a communications operator in Israel, providing a broad range of communications services (mobile cellular telephony, fixed-line telephony, international telephony, Internet services, TV services, transmission, data communications and PRI). Partner provides mobile cellular communications services to some 2.7 million subscribers in Israel, which constitutes a market share of about 26%.