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Telkomsel partners with Skype to bring a new communications experience in Indonesia

Telkomsel makes Skype go mobile

JAKARTA, 26 October 2011 - Telkomsel, the world's 7th largest mobile operator with the vision of being the best and leading Mobile Lifestyle and Solutions Provider in the region, is announcing a partnership with Skype™, a leading provider of Internet communications software. This partnership will bring Skype software beyond computers to a range of mobile handsets starting with a series of Symbian, Android and Blackberry smartphones, so consumers can take their Skype conversations with them on the go.

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Australia for UNHCR launches world-first 'interactive penpals' project with Skype

  • In a global first, one Australian school will form a unique partnership with a Ugandan refugee school
  • The collaborative Here & There program will enable the school children in both countries to learn about each other's lives, as part of their geography lessons
SYDNEY and LUXEMBOURG, 17 June 2011 - Australia for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency's charity in Australia, has partnered with Skype to offer a world-first educational opportunity to an Australian school.

The Here & There program will team an Australian school with the Australian-funded school at Nakivale refugee settlement in Uganda, with the children involved given the chance to work together on a creative project to learn more about each other's lives.

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COMCAST AND SKYPE ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO BRING A NEW HD VIDEO CALLING EXPERIENCE TO THE TELEVISION

Partnership Will Enable Comcast Customers To Bring Family And Friends Together
Via Clear, Widescreen Skype Video Calls Using Their Existing HD Television and Broadband Connection

PHILADELPHIA and LUXEMBOURG - June 14, 2011 - Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and Skype today announced that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership that will enable Comcast customers to communicate with family and friends through HD video calling on their television. They will soon be able to make and receive Skype video calls from their television, whether their friends and family use Skype on their home TVs, PCs, compatible smartphones or tablets.

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Skype and Citrix Announce Partnership to Deliver Leading Web and Audio Conferencing Capabilities

Partnership Will Enable Businesses to Collaborate More Effectively and Efficiently

ORLANDO, FL, March 1, 2011 - In a keynote address at Enterprise Connect 2011 in Orlando, Skype today announced a strategic partnership with Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), a global leader in virtual computing and Web collaboration. The partnership will enable Skype to introduce new, easy-to-use, Web and audio conferencing capabilities enabled with GoToMeeting® technology from Citrix. It will help expand Skype's business offerings by providing powerful collaboration features for businesses of all sizes to set up and hold meetings. Based on Citrix's successful GoToMeeting product, Skype's new Web conferencing and audio features are expected to become available towards the end of the year.

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The Qtel Group announces partnership with Skype

Agreement via wi-tribe to facilitate access to Skype throughout the Middle East and Asia
DOHA, QATAR, 15 February 2011 — The Qtel Group announced today a commercial agreement with Skype, whereby its mobile broadband subsidiary wi-tribe, will promote Skype and its related products over wi-tribe’s networks in Jordan and the Philippines; two key markets for wi-tribe.

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Skype announces Mobile Partner Program for operators

Efficient, low bandwidth solution for markets with low 3G penetration
LUXEMBOURG, 14 February 2011 – Skype today announced a Mobile Partner Program for operators in markets with low 3G broadband penetration. The program aims to bring the Skype experience to a broad range of mobile users and will enable carriers to differentiate their offerings in a competitive market environment. This program follows the successful operator partnerships that Skype has already launched with Verizon, KDDI and Hutchison 3.

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Skype launches WiFi hotspot operator partnership program with leading WiFi providers

Skype access available in 500,000 WiFi hotspots globally · Free WiFi in Spain through Skype Access for the Week of Mobile World Congress
BARCELONA, 13 February 2011Skype Access, pay-as-you-go Internet that uses your Skype Credit to get online, has officially launched a partner program for WiFi hotspot operators. Leading WiFi hotspot providers around the globe including BT Openzone, Fon, Tomizone and others have signed on to provide Internet access for consumer and business users on-the-go using Skype.

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Skype Mobile to Bring Video Calling to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

Get Ready to Choose 4G LTE Smartphones to Make Video Calls to Friends and Family Around the World
LAS VEGAS, NV; BASKING RIDGE, NJ; LUXEMBOURG; 6 January 2011 – From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Skype said today that Skype mobile™ with video will soon be available on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network. This new version of Skype mobile from Verizon Wireless will be deeply integrated into a wide range of 4G smartphones to be available by mid-2011. With front- and rear-facing cameras, these Android-based 4G LTE smartphones will make it simple for customers to make Skype-to-Skype video calls over Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Partners with Skype

  • Bespoke Skype technology will connect humanitarian workers in the most remote and dangerous regions of the world
  • First partnership of its kind between Skype and a humanitarian organisation
  • Fundraising button to be hosted on Skype, for the first time ever, in a bid to raise money to support computer technology and education for refugees

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KDDI and Skype Partner to Bring a New Communications Experience to Japanese Consumers

Partnership aims to make Skype available across KDDI’s services starting with its mobile offerings
LUXEMBOURG, 18 OCTOBER 2010 – KDDI Corporation and Skype™, a leading provider of Internet communications software, today announced a strategic alliance that will integrate Skype across KDDI’s services, starting with its mobile offerings – “au”. Skype will initially be made available on the au Android™ smartphone “IS03” and “IS01” from November this year; with plans for deeper integration on a range of au Android devices as well as BREW devices in 2011.

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Avaya and Skype Sign Strategic Agreement for Business Communications and Collaboration Solutions

Agreement includes plans for industry-first federation between Avaya and Skype communication platforms
BASKING RIDGE, NJ and LUXEMBOURG, 29 September 2010 – Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications systems, software and services, and Skype today announced a strategic agreement to deliver innovative, real-time communications and collaboration solutions to businesses of all sizes. The multi-phase deal includes both go-to-market and an industry-first, joint technology integration that seeks to enable businesses to lower costs and expand how employees, customers, partners and suppliers communicate and collaborate with greater convenience and efficiency.

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Peace One Day and Skype open classroom doors to the world with launch of Global Education Resource

LONDON, 14th September 2010 – Peace One Day, supported by Skype, has launched its first interactive Global Education Resource. Developed for 12-18 year olds, and free to all, the Peace One Day Global Education Resource is designed to encourage students to appreciate their own individual capacity to make a positive difference to their local community and the world. The Resource is available in online magazine format, in the six official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian and Spanish. The global release of this Resource will no-doubt strengthen Peace One Day’s efforts to reach another one of its inspiring goals: to provide resource materials to every school on earth, motivating a generation to become the driving force behind the vision of a united and sustainable world.

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Skype mobile for Verizon Wireless available Thursday

Companies Deliver Expansive Global Calling Community and Free Skype-to-Skype Calls on the Most Reliable Wireless Network in the United States
LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg; LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, NJ, United States, 23 March 2010 – From CTIA WIRELESS 2010® in Las Vegas, Verizon Wireless and Skype today announced Skype mobile™ will be available this Thursday, March 25, starting with nine Verizon Wireless 3G smartphones. Skype mobile uses the Verizon Wireless voice network for the wireless connection of the Skype-to-Skype calls, providing Verizon Wireless customers with a superior experience and top-notch call quality.

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Samsung to unveil broadband HDTVs with embedded Skype capability

Skype software allows users to make video and voice calls directly on new Samsung LED 7000 and 8000 series televisions

LUXEMBOURG, 25 February 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd and Skype today announced that the new Samsung LED 7000 and 8000 series models of 2010 high-definition televisions will feature embedded Skype™ software allowing Skype users to make video and voice calls through the TVs. Samsung, the global market leader in televisions, will begin shipping TVs with Skype software in the Korean market today, and worldwide in the first half of 2010.

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Verizon Wireless and Skype join forces to create a global mobile calling community

New Skype Mobile product for Verizon Wireless smartphones brings more value to US mobile consumers

BARCELONA, Spain; BASKING RIDGE, NJ, United States; and LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg, 16 February 2010 – At the 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Verizon Wireless and Skype today announced a strategic relationship that will bring Skype to Verizon Wireless smartphones in March. The new Skype mobile™ product enhances Verizon Wireless’ smartphones for users who have data plans by offering a new way to call around the globe, while also giving hundreds of millions of Skype users around the world the opportunity to communicate with friends, family and business colleagues in the United States using Verizon Wireless.

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Skype and Panasonic Announce Collaboration to Add Skype Software to Viera® HDTVs

Collaboration Takes VIERA CAST™-Enabled HDTV Connectivity to New Level, Offering Voice and Video Communications via HDTV
LAS VEGAS, 5 January 2010 – Panasonic Corporation, a worldwide leader in High Definition technology and built-in TV web entertainment, and Skype, a leader in internet communications, today announced a collaboration that will enable consumers to make voice and video calls over Skype™ on Panasonic's line of 2010 VIERA CAST-enabled HDTVs planned for launch in spring 2010.

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Skype Ushers in New Era in Face-to-Face Online Video Communication

Skype supports 720p HD video calls on PCs and embeds Skype software into Internet-connected TVs
LAS VEGAS, 5 January 2010 – Continuing to lead the revolution in face-to-face online video communication, Skype today announced support for Skype™ video calls on PCs in 720p high definition (HD), as well as Skype software embedded into Internet-connected widescreen televisions from its consumer electronics manufacturer partners.

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Skype Rolls Out Business Funded Click-to-Call and Partners with European Directories

Partnership with European Directories will allow consumers to place free calls to
up to 700,000 businesses across Europe through business funded click-to-call

LUXEMBOURG/LONDON, October 6, 2009 — Skype today announced a new business funded click-to-call product and a strategic partnership with European Directories that will turn online search for businesses into calls for businesses.

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It's now easy to buy Skype Credit in Russia thanks to QIWI Private Cabinets

MOSCOW, April 16, 2009 - Skype today announced that Skype Credit voucher codes are now available to buy from 72.000 QIWI cash-in kiosks across Russia. In response to demand for a convenient payment option in Russia, this makes Skype's paid-for features more accessible to Russian Skype users by providing a familiar and convenient way to buy Skype Credit.

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