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Kirusa Wins the West Africa Com Award for Outstanding Enterprise Solution 2017

New Providence, NJ, September 20, 2017: Kirusa, a global leader in communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises announces that its Kirusa Konnect™ product has been awarded West Africa Com’s Outstanding Enterprise Solution of 2017

The award is in recognition of the role played by Kirusa Konnect in facilitating the Ebola Education Campaign to educate Ghanaians on the Ebola epidemic, helping to combat the spread of the Virus by allowing mobile users to retrieve information for free.

Commenting on the award, Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Kirusa, said: “It gives me great pleasure to see that our enterprise suite’s role in government initiatives in Ghana is being recognized. Congratulations to each member of the Kirusa team who worked hard in developing this technology for our markets. With this, we are encouraged to go even further and further the innovation and quality of our solutions.”

Kirusa Konnect is a communication suite that enables enterprises to communicate with their target audience via their mobile phones. Its inbound and outbound tools provide various channels for customers to reach out to enterprises, and for enterprises to reach out to their target audience effectively and in a short time.

“In today’s business environment, it is crucial to engage all stakeholders, and in ways most convenient to each one of them. The Ebola campaign, was a well-conceived project, utilizing the power of mobile. It is our desire to continue to build upon our existing products and services, including the Konnect Suite, into a reliable self-service platform for enterprises to execute projects like Ebola campaign.” said Surinder Anand, Vice President Product, Kirusa.

While the West Africa Com Awards celebrates excellence across telecommunications, digital and ICT in West Africa, the outstanding enterprise solution award looks at solutions that make business easier in West Africa, by helping enterprises meet their IT needs in a productive and cost-effective way.

About Kirusa

Kirusa is a global leader in providing communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises. Kirusa’s solutions include ReachMe, a voice-over-data solution to help mobile operators leverage the power of internet to enrich telephony experience of their subscribers; InstaVoice®, a unique call completion suite, which bundles voicemail and missed call services to connect the unconnected, while monetizing missed calls in mobile networks; Kirusa Konnect™, an enterprise communication suite that bolster brand-customer engagement over mobile channels, and InstaVoice Channels™ that offer subscribers myriad voice content from their favorite celebrities, sports clubs, news portals and other streams. Kirusa solutions are deployed in 44 countries, with 50 mobile carrier partnerships in Africa, India, and LatAm. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology and highly reliable, scalable multimodal & cloud platforms, which manage over 2.5 billion calls and 100 million active mobile users across the globe, every month. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. For more information, visit: www.kirusa.com

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For Kirusa

Godslove Adagbonyin
E-mail: gadagbonyin@kirusa.com

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Kirusa Launches the Popular InstaVoice® Channels with Vodacom Lesotho

  • Lesotho to have direct access to their favorite celebrities on the InstaVoice Channels Platform
  • Regular updates from notable personalities like Mary Bosiu, Bofilha Neko, Skebza D, Dollaman
  • Access to premier feeds from clubs in EPL, UEFA and La Liga on InstaVoice Sports

Maseru, Lesotho and New Providence, NJ, Tuesday, 2nd May 2017: Kirusa, a global leader in providing telecom and social media solutions, today announced the launch of InstaVoice® Channels, with Vodacom, the leading telecom carrier in Lesotho..

The InstaVoice Channels service, which incorporates Celeb and Sports content, is one of the top 3 revenue generating VAS services in Africa supporting multiple carriers. The channels platform has over 11 million followers, 14+ Football clubs, and more than 150 celebrities.

The Celeb content service, offered as a part of InstaVoice Channels, brings celebrities and their fans together. Using the voice blogging feature, celebrities express their emotions and share their joyous and challenging moments on a regular basis; the voice messages are delivered instantly to the fans, creating a “Voice Twitter” like experience. This service is also available over an App which makes the service experience better for smartphone users

With the launch of this content service, Vodacom subscribers can receive voice updates from popular figures in Lesotho like- Motivational Speaker Mary Bosiu, Comedian Bofilha Neko, Hip-hop prodigies Skebza D and Dollaman.

Distinguished Orator, Mary Bosiu expressed her eagerness to begin interacting with her fans. She says, “It is delightful to join a great forum that seeks to forge transparent communication between fans and celebrities. I am eager to start sharing my ideas with followers on a larger, more empowering scale.”

The Sports content service is another component of the unique InstaVoice Channels platform that provides daily soccer updates, such as team news, pre and post-match analysis, quotes from team players and managers. Users can follow all English Premiere League Clubs, along with UEFA and La Liga. One can get alerts on football news, players, matches, goals, penalties and much more.

“Kirusa’s InstaVoice Channels is a unique forum that seeks to both connect fans, celebrities, and sports clubs together, through voice. The service strikes the right chord with Vodacom’s spirit, and we hope that our endeavor meets every user’s expectations,” said Mpho Brown, Vodacom Lesotho Communications Manager.

On a similar note, Founder and CEO of Kirusa, Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick said, “After attaining remarkable success across multiple network carriers in Africa, we are now introducing InstaVoice Channels for Vodacom subscribers in Lesotho. I hope that Vodacom users in Lesotho will find great value in InstaVoice offerings.”

About Vodacom

Vodacom is a leading African mobile communication company providing a wide range of communication services including mobile voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 65 million customers.

From its roots in South Africa, the company has grown its mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique and Lesotho. The mobile networks cover a total population of approximately 200 million people.

Vodacom is majority owned by Vodafone (65%) one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue. In Lesotho, Vodacom Lesotho is majority owned by Vodacom Group Limited (80%), and Sekhametsi consortium owns 20% of the company.

About Kirusa

Kirusa is a global leader in providing telecom & social media solutions that enable customers to have a voice and connect seamlessly. Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoice, a unique voicemail and missed call management service, that supports multifarious modes of messaging to ensure you never miss a call; InstaVoice® Channels™ that offer subscribers myriad content based services viz. celebrity and sports news, live updates, educational content, etc. The company also offers InstaVoice Ring™, myGenie™, Kirusa Konnect™ and a host of mobile marketing solutions, which are provided in partnership with over 50 mobile carriers in Africa, India, LatAm, and other emerging markets, as well as via the app stores for iOS, Android & Windows. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology and its highly reliable, scalable multimodal & cloud platforms, which manage over 2.5 billion calls and 100 million active mobile users across the globe, every month. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. InstaVoice is a US registered trademark of Kirusa, Inc. For more information, visit:www.kirusa.com

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For Vodacom

Mpho Brown
Manager, Communications & Vodacom Foundation
Tel: +266 52212400
E-mail:mpho.brown@vodacom.co.ls
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For Kirusa

Alchemy Corporate Communications
Anju Makin
Tel: +1-973-536-2652
E-mail: anju_makin@alchemycc.com

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Kirusa CEO Inderpal Mumick Named Amongst The “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business 2017”

Felicitated by Asian American Business Development Center

New Providence, NJ, Wednesday, 21st June 2017: Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder and CEO of Kirusa, has been named amongst the “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business 2017” by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC). Dr. Mumick was felicitated at the Dinner Gala held on June 20th, 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

The AABDC forum highlights the achievements of Asian American Business Professionals across the USA. The award recipients represent a microcosm of the best of Asian American entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives who are engaged in a wide range of business interests, and all of whom have a role in driving the U.S. economy.

“I am humbled to be recognized amongst such outstanding professionals across the stellar Asian Business fraternity in USA. This is an opportunity for me to acknowledge and thank my family and the entire Kirusa team for their unwavering zeal and commitment, our partners for the trust placed in us, and the millions of InstaVoice® consumers who use our services every day. It is indeed an honor, and I am grateful for the allegiance of my team and all my well-wishers,” said Dr. Inderpal Mumick.

A serial entrepreneur of Indian origin, Dr. Mumick has over two decades of experience in the telecom environment. He has established Kirusa as a responsive and engaged provider of innovative communication services that cater to the needs of emerging markets in Africa, India, and Latin America. Kirusa has partnered with over 50 network carriers including Vodafone, Orange, MTN, Airtel, Idea, Etisalat, and Tigo.

Kirusa's popular InstaVoice service has been adopted by over 100 million mobile users around the world. InstaVoice has revolutionized call completion services, being the only app that allows users to receive missed calls and voicemails from multiple numbers, and to withdraw voicemail. The InstaVoice app is the best mobile app available anywhere to manage missed calls and voicemails, and can be downloaded from Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or Windows Store.

Carlos Caceres, Regional Director of Prepaid at Sprint, and a member of Kirusa’s Advisory Board said, “I would like to congratulate Dr. Mumick on this commendable achievement. It is indeed a proud moment for everyone in Kirusa, and for everybody that considers Dr. Mumick’s vision as truly inspiring.

Extending his congratulations to Inderpal and to Kirusa, Ashish Gupta, Managing Director at Helion and a member of the Kirusa’s Board, said, “Kirusa has made significant contributions in the telecom ecosystem of African markets over the last decade. This is a highly deserved recognition that accounts for years of well-executed accomplishments. I congratulate everyone in Kirusa for their undeterred zeal and wish them more daring ventures.”

Ronald Gruia, Director - Emerging Telecoms, ICT Practice, at Frost & Sullivan said "The award bestowed on Dr. Murmick is the fruit of his passion in making Kirusa the dynamic, customer focused and innovative global mobile technology company that it is today. The ingenuity of its staff is rooted in its AT&T and Bell Labs days, and has allowed Kirusa to achieve impressive milestones such over 100 million monthly active users. We believe Kirusa is well positioned to achieve new milestones and continued success in the future".

Nomination and final selection of the Outstanding 50 Award candidates were done by an Award Committee, which comprises of the previous year’s Outstanding 50 alumni. The panel included Joyce Chang, Global Head of EM Strategy and Credit Research, J.P. Morgan; Michael E. Chen, President CEO, Chen Associates; Anindo Dutta, Group Vice President, Oracle; Mehmood Khan, Executive Vice President, Pepsico; and other notable executives across various industries.

About Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC)

Asian American Business Development Center was established in New York City to promote greater recognition of Asian American businesses’ contributions to the general economy and to advocate for the mainstream marketplace and equal access to business opportunities.

About Kirusa

Kirusa is a global leader in providing telecom & social media solutions that enable customers to have a voice and connect seamlessly. Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoice, a unique voicemail and missed call management service, which supports diverse modes of messaging to ensure you never miss a call; InstaVoice® Channels™ that offer subscribers myriad content based services viz. celebrity and sports news, live updates, educational content, etc. The company also offers InstaVoice Ring™, myGenie™, Kirusa Konnect™ and a host of mobile marketing solutions, which are provided in partnership with over 50 mobile carriers in Africa, India, LatAm, and other emerging markets, as well as via the app stores for iOS, Android & Windows. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology and its highly reliable, scalable multimodal & cloud platforms, which manage over 2.5 billion calls and 100 million active mobile users across the globe, every month. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. InstaVoice is a US registered trademark of Kirusa, Inc. For more information, visit:www.kirusa.com

For further inquiries, please contact

Alchemy Corporate Communications
Anju Makin
USA Tel: +1-973-536-2652
E-mail:anju_makin@alchemycc.com