O2’s first App Centre partners


Three corporate applicatioan developers have joined O2’s nascent Application Centre of Excellence, following launch of the scheme last year.

Asavie, Neverfail and Telmap are the first to join the scheme, having achieved set revenue and sales targets.

They will work with a specialist O2 team, which will support development of bespoke business applications for O2 customers, specifically Asavie’s secure mobile access solution AccessMyLan, Neverfail’s business continuity solutions, and Telmap’s satellite navigation solution Telmap Navigator.

The inaugural trio will receive dedicated sales, marketing and technical support.

O2’s Application Centre of Excellence operates within its Accelerator programme, reserved for its best application partners. ‘Preferred’ partners can be escalated to ‘Certified members after demonstrating success and commitment.

It joins similar Centres of Excellence for Enterprise, Data, M2M.

Telefónica O2 UK business sales director Ben Dowd (pictured) said: “The relationships we have with our partners are first class and we believe that constant collaboration will help us move forward in a challenging market.

“Asavia, Neverfail and Telmap have demonstrated a commitment to O2 and a shared belief in going the extra mile for our customers. They are highly valued partners who thoroughly deserve this recognition for exceptional work. We look forward to helping them achieve even greater success in the future.”

Asavie chief Ralph Straw said: “Membership is a significant endorsement of the success AccessMyLan has achieved to date, and will broaden the opportunities for on-demand business mobility services.”

Neverfail Europe vice president Mark Lewis said: “As a recognised leader in matianing user productivity 24/7, we are delighted Neverfail has been selected. Our relationship brings together a successful combination of O2’s understanding of the customer environment with our continuous availability solutions.”

Telmap chief Oren Nissim said: “There is clearly high consumer demand for mobile mapping and navigation services, demonstrated by the volume of mobile phones with an embedded GPS. We are proud to be working with O2 and believe, together, we can showcase our Navigator product to take advantage of this growing market.”