CLX Communications and CITIC Telecom International sign agreement with a leading mobile operator in Hong Kong for SMS security solution

Stockholm and Hong Kong, November 12, 2015

CLX Communications operator division, Symsoft, has via its strategic partnership with CITIC Telecom International signed an agreement with a leading mobile operator in Hong Kong to secure their network with an SMS Firewall solution.

The security solution will be provided and deployed in the mobile operator’s network where CLX Communications and CITIC Telecom International will manage, monitor and provide continuous upgrades in order to keep the network secured from illicit SMS traffic. The security solution will protect subscriber integrity as well as provide revenue assurance for the mobile operator. The agreement is for an initial period of three years.

CITIC Telecom International have been working closely with mobile operators around the globe for decades, enabling mobile operators to deliver highly satisfactory innovative services to their subscribers. With SMS Firewall services, mobile operators can further enhance their customer satisfaction by protecting them against SMS fraud and spam.

“As a global leader in mobile messaging, CLX Communications see how operators around the world struggle to protect and secure their messaging revenues. Our unique global experience deploying SMS Firewalls together with CITIC’s local know-how provides a strong partnership. We are excited about our partnership with CITIC Telecom International and pleased to protect another mobile operator in Hong Kong”, says Janne Hazell, Senior Director Revenue Generation & Fraud Protection at Symsoft.

“Monetization through SMS Firewall is another great benefit to mobile operators, forcing unsolicited SMS to go through proper chargeable channels designated by mobile operators. CITIC Telecom International and CLX Communications combined provide the best of breed services to mobile operators, leveraging our rich experience with mobile operators in Asia Pacific, and the advanced technology of CLX. We are confident that the Hong Kong implementation will be the first of many success stories from this partnership”, says Vincent Wang, Vice President, at CITIC Telecom International.

For more information, please contact;
CLX Communications, pr@clxcommunications.com
CITIC Telecom International: pr@citictel.com

About Symsoft:
Symsoft is the operator unit of CLX Communications. Symsoft is a trusted partner to mobile operators providing advanced solutions for Real-Time BSS, Value Added Services, MVNO services and Network Security. For more information please visit www.symsoft.com.

About CLX Communications:
CLX Communications is a leading global provider of cloud-based communications services to enterprises and software solutions to mobile operators. Thanks to its direct mobile operator relationships CLX provides reach to the world’s 7 billion mobile phones and connected devices. CLX has more than 550 enterprise customers and more than 70 operator customers. CLX is headquartered in Sweden and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (ticker symbol CLX). For more information, please visit www.clxcommunications.com.

About CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited:
CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited was established in 1997 in Hong Kong, and it was listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 3 April 2007. The Group's services cover international telecommunications services (including mobile, Internet, voice, data services), integrated telecoms services (in Macau), and through its wholly-owned subsidiary CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CPC"), the Company has established numerous POPs around the world (especially in the Asia-Pacific region) to provide data and telecoms services (including VPN, Cloud, network security, co-location, Internet access, etc.) to multinational corporations. CPC is one of the most trusted partners of leading multinational and business enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region. The Group holds 99% equity interest in Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau, S.A.R.L. ("CTM"). CTM is one of the leading integrated telecoms services providers in Macau, and is the only full telecoms services provider in Macau. It has long provided quality telecom services to the residents, government and enterprises of Macau, and plays an important role in the ongoing development of Macau. CITIC Group Corporation, one of the largest commercial organisations in the People's Republic of China, is also the ultimate holding company of CITIC Telecom. For more information, please visit: www.citictel.com

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CLX Communications AB is a leading global provider of cloud-based communications services to business and software solutions to mobile operators. CLX flexible interface allows businesses to securely and cost-effectively communicate globally with their customers and connected devices (Internet of Things) via SMS, voice and mobile data. Thanks to the direct operator relationships CLX reaches just over 7 billion mobile phones and connected devices in the world. CLX has over 550 corporate customers and 70 operator customers. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Kista, Stockholm and offices in 10 countries. Sales 2014/2015 was 844 million. For more information see www.clxcommunications.com.
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As a global leader in mobile messaging, CLX Communications see how operators around the world struggle to protect and secure their messaging revenues. Our unique global experience deploying SMS Firewalls together with CITIC’s local know-how provides a strong partnership. We are excited about our partnership with CITIC Telecom International and pleased to protect another mobile operator in Hong Kong
Janne Hazell - Senior Director Revenue Generation & Fraud Protection at Symsoft
Monetization through SMS Firewall is another great benefit to mobile operators, forcing unsolicited SMS to go through proper chargeable channels designated by mobile operators. CITIC Telecom International and CLX Communications combined provide the best of breed services to mobile operators, leveraging our rich experience with mobile operators in Asia Pacific, and the advanced technology of CLX. We are confident that the Hong Kong implementation will be the first of many success stories from this partnership
Vincent Wang - Vice President at CITIC Telecom International