updated 12/2/2010 9:46:08 AM ET 2010-12-02T14:46:08

MUMBAI, India and BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reliance Communications, India's leading telecommunications service provider, is launching the new mobile data portal, R World, powered by Motricity (Nasdaq:MOTR). This portal developed for the soon-to-be-launched 3G service will deliver complete, end-to-end mobile Internet and data services to 120 million Reliance Mobile subscribers at the click of a button.

Motricity's mCore Platform and Mobile as a Service (MaaS) delivery enables Reliance to deliver highly personalized mobile data experiences to its customers throughout India. With Motricity's offering, Reliance subscribers will have access to the mobile Internet via R World across a wide range of mobile devices, enabling mobile content discovery, mobile commerce, mobile social networking and mobile marketing campaigns and programs.

"Reliance is aggressively rolling out 3G services in India and we believe our partnership with Motricity will allow us to deliver a richer, more personalized, mobile Internet experience to our customers. Such innovations will be the cornerstone of Reliance 3G offerings going forward," said Syed Safawi, CEO – Wireless Business, Reliance Communications. "The majority of our customers rely on their mobile devices to access the Internet. We are pleased to partner with Motricity to make our vision of a Wirefree India a reality for our customers."

Motricity is a leading mobile data services and solutions provider serving some of the world's largest mobile operators including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Celcom and XL Axiata.

"Motricity's partnership with Reliance to transform mobile data services across the region showcases the strength of Motricity's end-to-end Mobile as a Service offering, and our company's ability to quickly deploy a comprehensive platform. From the time we signed the agreement, to the time R World launched was a mere 55 business days. We look forward to continuing our work with such an innovative company, as they lead the region in rolling out 3G and mobile data services, in one of the fastest-growing, and largest mobile markets in the world," said Ryan Wuerch, founder and chief executive officer of Motricity.

Powered by Motricity, Reliance's new R World portal will include the following features:

  • Content Aggregation: Subscribers now have access to all of the most popular content, email and social networking sites direct from their mobile device through a centralized easy-to-access destination.
  • Single Sign-On: Once users personalize their view of R World, they can access all of their content, email (Gmail, Windows Live, Ovi Mail) and social networks (Facebook, Twitter) with one login, eliminating the need to re-enter different passwords and user IDs.
  • News Feeds: RSS functionality allows subscribers to browse through feeds and add them to their home page, ensuring they get the most relevant news, sports and content. R World offers four categories of RSS feeds; news, sports, infotainment and finance.
  • Social Networking Capabilities: Through R World, subscribers can publish status updates across multiple networks, check on the status of their network friends, read and comment on posts, through a single, user-friendly interface.

About Reliance Communications

Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 64,000 crore (US$ 13.6 billion), cash flows of Rs. 13,000 crore (US$ 2.8 billion), net profit of Rs. 8,400 crore (US$ 1.8 billion).

Reliance Communications is India's foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of 124 million with over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers and nearly 3 million DTH customers, ranks among the Top 4 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications' corporate clientele includes 2,100 Indian and multinational corporations, and over 800 global, regional and domestic operators.

Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world's largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 2,77,000 route kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.

About Motricity

Motricity (Nasdaq:MOTR) is a leading mobile data solutions provider exclusively focused on the rapidly growing mobile Internet market. It serves some of the world's largest mobile carriers, simplifying the mobile Internet and creating a personalized mobile experience for subscribers. Motricity helps companies leverage the power of mobility to make direct, personalized connections with their customers. For more information, visit www.motricity.com or follow the company on Twitter @ motricity.

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CONTACT:  Motricity
          Jennifer Morgan
          +1 425.638.8375
          Mobile: +1 206.931.4559
          Jennifer.Morgan@motricity.com

          Reliance Communications
          Gaurav Wahi
          Mobile: +91 9322904680
          Gaurav.Wahi@relianceada.com

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