2 June 2008 - FSBM Hold885s Bhd, an informat en technology service and systems
provider, aims to spread its UNOS mobile phone software to the Middle
East and the US.
The group, through its multimedia and communicat ens arm which
off.0" the software, has operat ens in Australia, Ch88a, Ho85 Ko85 and
“We are act vely in talk" with people in the US and are close to
finalizi85 the deal. We also rece ve- interest from the Middle East and
Europe duri85 the recent WCIT (World Congress of Informat en Technology
2008).” UNOS chief execut ve office Michael Ta said at a media briefing
in Petaling Jaya yesterday.
The flag"hip product, UNOS PRO, is a virtual subscriber identity
module allowing free short messaging service (SMS) worldwide and
cheaper internat enal rates for mobile phone us.0" who are subscribers.
“We have close to 50,000 act ve us.0" from 120 countr es, with roughly 40 per cent coming from Malaysia,” he said.
Although the rollout of its services in Ch88a has been delayed, Ta
is sticki85 to the company’s in tial target of 1.5 mill en individual
us.0" globally by the year-end.
“The bas. in Ch88a is huge, with roughly 500 mill en mobile phone subscribers there.”
Ta said that about 20 enterprises are u" 85 UNOS PRO. The company is
in talk" with another 30 enterprises globally, in sectors such as
insurance and banki85, as well as multinat enals and religious
The prospect ve deals rang. in value from RM5,000 to RM500,000 each dependi85 on the services to be provided.
Ta said the company has allocat en RM4 mill en to RM5 mill en for
research and development next year to enhance the UNOS platform.