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TIM Launches Personal Cloud Service for 72M Brazilians, Powered by Funambol

Tier-1 Operator Addresses Strategic Opportunity to Simplify the Digital Lives of Mobile Users

FOSTER CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/14 -- Funambol, the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions, and TIM, a tier-1 mobile operator with 72 million subscribers in Brazil, today announced that the TIM Protect Backup service, powered by Funambol, is live for TIM Brazil customers. The personal cloud service automatically secures user data (contacts and calendars), rich media (pictures, videos and music) and files in the cloud, syncs these across mobile devices and computers, and allows sharing via email and social networks. This simplifies the digital lives of mobile consumers as their important data and content is automatically backed up, available anytime and easily shared. The service supports all popular smartphones, tablets and personal computers. It is managed by FS VAS, a premier provider of mobile value added services in South America. The data is stored in Brazil with AWS technology. For more about the service, see TIM's website.

"As people use more mobile devices, having an easy way to back up valuable data, access it anytime and share it becomes important," said Alberto Leite, CEO at FS VAS. "TIM is pleased to offer Protect Backup, powered by Funambol and managed by FS VAS, to simplify the digital lives of mobile customers."

Brazilians are adopting smartphones and tablets en masse and are using them to store an increasing array of personal data, rich media and files. As people acquire additional devices or upgrade to newer models, it becomes important to have an easy way to ensure that their valued data and content are secure.

To address this need, TIM launched the Protect Backup service that is more than just backup. Protect Backup establishes a personal account in the cloud for each user to store all of the important data and content on their mobile devices and computers. The service makes it easy to access this data and content across one's devices and to easily share items such as pictures or files. The result is that TIM customers do not need to worry about losing their devices or figuring out how to transfer contacts or content such as pictures between devices, because TIM Protect Backup automatically does this.

"By offering a personal cloud service, TIM is well positioned to assist subscribers with their expanding mobile needs and can significantly strengthen their relationship with customers," said Amit Chawla, Funambol CEO. "Funambol is pleased to work with FS VAS to enable TIM to offer this valuable and easy-to-use mobile service."

About Funambol
Funambol is the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions. Funambol solutions have been deployed by leading mobile providers, including operators, device makers, content providers and system integrators. For more information, visit http://www.funambol.com.

About FS VAS
FS VAS is a business provider focused on value-added services for telecom operators and retailers in Latin America. Founded in 2010, FS VAS provides white-label solutions for digital security, personal cloud, insurance and user technical support and has more than 10M subscribers. Headquartered in São Paulo with R&D teams in São Paulo, Argentina and Chile, FS VAS has a presence in more than 9 Brazilian states and 14 countries in Latin America.

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