Cloud service supports world’s biggest youth volleyball tournament

Press release 7.6.2011 Cloud service supports world’s biggest youth volleyball tournament

Cubio, Nokia Siemens Networks use cloud-based platform to improve interaction between event organizer and participants at the Power Cup

Thousands of Players and visitors at one of the world’s largest youth sports tournaments will get instant event information, a lost and found service and interact with event organizers via SMS, email, Facebook and Twitter thanks to a simple cloud-based communications platform. The Power Cup, a youth volleyball tournament in Finland that sees up to 1,000 teams competing, is using a platform supplied by the service provider Cubio and powered by Nokia Siemens Networks technology. The four day event runs from June 9th to June 12th in Lahti, Finland.

“We wanted to offer personalized and up-to-date information services for players and visitors, but we didn’t want to create a complex and costly infrastructure for just a four-day event,” said Hanna Iiskola-Kesonen, managing director, Finnish Volleyball Association. “We chose Nokia Siemens Networks’ cloud-based communication platform as it makes our life simple by ensuring easy information dispersal while taking care of technical back-end issues.”

“Together with Nokia Siemens Networks, we provide ‘Cubio Tapahtuma (Event)’ in a Software-as-a-Service model. It is ready to use and can be easily subscribed to by organizers without worrying about technical back-end issues,” said Harry Järn, CEO, Cubio. “Nokia Siemens Networks’ cloud-based platform, as part of Cubio Tapahtuma (Event), has enabled us to offer a cost-effective, scalable platform to realize a close interaction between thousands of participants and visitors, and the event organizer. We manage the complete infrastructure setup and the user interface, and provide necessary support for improving interaction between the event organizer and visitors.”

Nokia Siemens Networks’ cloud-based communication and messaging platform enables event organizers to provide ‘welcome’ and registration messages and ‘lost and found’ services. It also enables event organizers to provide relevant and timely information about match schedules and results across about 300 volleyball courts using different channels depending on user preference, such as SMS and email. In addition, it enables event organizers to connect to participants’ social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Moreover, the platform’s auto-polling functionality can facilitate immediate feedback from participants to event management.

About Cubio

Oy Cubio Communications Ltd. is Finnish independent virtual service provider established 1999. This makes Cubio one of the oldest virtual service providers in the world. Cubio offers their customers high quality voice, internet and data services. Cubio focuses on high standard customer care and offers services in 5 languages.Cubio’s headquarters is in Helsinki, Finland with subsidiary in St. Petersburg, Russia. Cubio’s marketshare in the international calls is around 10% with turnover around 6 Million Euros (2010). www.cubio.fi

About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

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