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ICE Acquires THISS Technologies

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May 13, 2010

ICE Acquires THISS Technologies

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation or ICE has announced that it is acquiring a controlling stake in the satellite communication terminals and systems developer THISS Technologies Pte Ltd. which will be incorporated into its newly formed ICE Communications technologies Division.

THISS has developed applications based on the spread spectrum CDMA technology for use in satellite communications. Satellite antennas of even small sizes are allowed which will result in smaller, cheaper, lighter satellite terminal equipments. THISS' recent release of a 60cm C-band marine VSAT terminal is most suitable for the marine VSAT market. THISS holds patents for this antenna technology, said ICE sources.

In a release Luther Jao the CEO of ICE Corp. said, "Acquiring THISS Technologies is a first and significant step that is designed to place us firmly on the communications technologies map. The leading edge and revolutionary nature of THISS' work is in keeping with ICE Corp.'s technology ambitions and core values."

"We are excited to enter yet another fascinating area of communications with significant potential. We are extremely optimistic about THISS' future and the positive impact it will have on our revenues and profitability." Jao added.

Singapore-based Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation offers several innovative mobile marketing solutions and communications technologies. The company operates in other countries like Malaysia and Philippines also.

According to company sources Communications Technology and Mobile Marketing are the main areas that ICE Corp. caters to. iCEsync is the brand name of ICE Corp.'s Location Based Mobile Services. ICE group businesses range from multimedia messaging to location based mobile marketing technologies which are most suitable for corporate users and other consumer communities.

With the gaining popularity of mobile devices as a means for accessing customers, marketers aim to be ahead in adjusting to patterns of content consumption. ICE strives to develop and provide mobile solutions to support such endeavors.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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