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Myriad Shortlisted for the 2014 Telecoms.com Awards

(PresseBox) (Zurich, Switzerland, ) Myriad Group AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: MYRN), the company creating and connecting communities across mobile, today announces that its Myriad MSNGR service has been shortlisted in the Operator OTT Service Launch Category - as part of the inaugural 2014 Telecoms.com Industry Awards.

Myriad was shortlisted for its collaboration with America Movil, for its successful deployment and launch of an operator-branded OTT style, cross platform messaging service, which could effectively engage consumers in an OTT world.

MSNGR provides an OTT-like chat interface in which subscribers can message each other and share content. It can be completely operator branded, placing service providers, at the centre of the content delivery and monetisation value chain. Currently, this is a position more commonly enjoyed by OTT players.

MSGNR supports both smartphones and feature phones, ensuring access for the operator's entire customer base. Moreover, MSNGR is a very attractive prospect to end users, as it is completely free due to data being zero rated. MSNGR also supports all standard IM features and the ability to interconnect with other operators, or third party messaging communities.

Stephen Dunford, CEO, of Myriad, commented: "Myriad are honoured to be shortlisted for this prestigious award for our collaboration with America Movil, - to launch an operator-branded OTT style messaging service. Since its installation into 16 LatAm markets commencing in December 2012, Myriad has recorded strong user growth for MSGNR, with registered MSNGR users now totalling 38 million in Q4 2013. With an addressable market of 265 million users, this is the kind of growth that is supporting America Movil in its campaign to head off the OTT danger".

About the Operator OTT Service Launch Category

The Operator OTT Service Launch Category Award is intended to recognise innovative responses from the service provider community to the challenges presented by the rise of OTT services. Judges are looking for success in providing a compelling OTT offering or compelling alternative, delivering value for the customer and strengthening their position.

About the Telecom.com Awards

The Telecoms.com Awards honour industry excellence in everything from the most ground-breaking advances in network technology and services delivered over those networks, front line innovations in customer service, enterprise cloud offerings and the use of green technology.

The independent judging panel boasts decades of industry expertise and is assisted by specialist judges who will lend their insights for particular categories.

Winners will be revealed and celebrated in a commemorative telecoms.com publication and at a special evening event this February in Barcelona.

Myriad Group AG

Myriad delivers consumer applications, messaging solutions, and embedded software to leading OEMs, mobile operators, and pay TV providers worldwide.

Our messaging services deliver instant messaging and social networking to tens of millions of users in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Working with some of the world's most successful mobile phone operators, Myriad's market leading chat application, MSNGR, enables consumers to connect to friends and family for free across feature phones as well as smartphones. Our Updates service, provided over USSD, enables users without data plans to connect to the social networks and chat services they want to reach in a simple and affordable way. In many cases, Myriad's services are providing users with their first experience of the Internet.

Our market proven and innovative connected home solutions are found in billions of mobile phones and tens of millions of set-top boxes and Blu-ray players.

We operate worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Canada, Mexico, India, UAE, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN).

For more information please visit our website: www.myriadgroup.com. You can also follow us on twitter @MyriadGroup, and view our YouTube Channel - YouTube.com/myriadgroupmarketing.