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Kirusa’s InstaVoice Kicks off as the first Voicemail skill on Amazon’s Alexa Platform

New Providence, New Jersey, Thursday, March 23, 2017: Kirusa, a global leader in providing telecom & social media solutions, has announced yet another first-of by presenting InstaVoice as the first Voicemail app on Alexa-enabled devices - Amazon Echo and Amazon Dot. With this latest development, users can directly access InstaVoice’s Voicemail features as part of Alexa’s myriad skill sets.

Kirusa’s InstaVoice Service provides an intuitive chat-like interface that hosts features like unlimited voicemails, missed call alerts over data, transcribed content delivery over email, option to link multiple numbers, and message withdrawal. The collaboration with Amazon integrates InstaVoice into the ‘Alexa-skills’ ecosystem. Users can configure their InstaVoice account to avail a seamless access to voicemails over Alexa Platform.

“Kirusa goes a step further in its consistent endeavor to deliver innovative, reliable, adaptable and integrated voice services.”, said Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder, and CEO of Kirusa. “Amazon’s Alexa is a precursor to the much anticipated IOT revolution; wherein one can expect the fundamental transformation of messaging over cloud, powered by voice technology. We are looking forward to seeing the results of this combined effort, meant to enhance a user’s experience of voicemails.”

Sharing the same spirit, Surinder Singh Anand, Vice President of product management said, “I am delighted to see that InstaVoice is a frontrunner in the Alexa Skillset voice messaging environment. We are hoping that subscribers will find value in the enhanced forum and experience the engaging wave of change that connected technology promises.”

Accessing voicemails and inbox status on the Alexa platform requires the user to set up a passcode after installing their InstaVoice account. To start listening to the voicemails, one has to simply say, “Alexa, start InstaVoice.” The command is followed by a swift response from the virtual assistant, asking for the access passcode. This is followed by continuous updates on the user’s voicemails and inbox until you say “Alexa Stop.” The user can ask Alexa to skip to the next message or voicemail suiting their convenience.

About Kirusa

Kirusa is a global leader in providing telecom & social media solutions that enable customers to have a voice and connect seamlessly. Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoice®, InstaVoice Celeb™, InstaVoice Sports™, InstaVoice Channels, InstaVoice Ring™, myGenie™ & a host of mobile marketing solutions, which are offered in partnership with over 40 mobile carriers in Africa, India, LatAm, and the Middle East, as well as via the app stores for iOS, Android & Windows. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology and its highly reliable, scalable multimodal & cloud platforms, which manage over 2.5 billion calls/messages a month. Kirusa solutions are being used by over 100 Million mobile users in four continents every month. Kirusa has been recognized as one of Top 20 most promising technology companies by Silicon India and one of Top 25 emerging technology companies by Smart Techie magazine. The InstaVoice app won first prize at NJTC Mobile Apps Forum. Informa selected InstaVoice as a finalist for the Best App in Africa. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. InstaVoice is a US registered trademark of Kirusa, Inc. For more information, visit: www.kirusa.com

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Kirusa Launches New Konnect Portal For Enterprises

Portal to facilitate flash call based marketing campaigns.

New Providence, USA, November 7, 2017: Kirusa, a global leader in communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises, today launches its Konnect Portal to enable enterprises drive customized flash call marketing campaigns.

With the Konnect Portal, enterprises can create, test, launch and manage flash call campaigns at their own pace, and on their own terms, within a short duration and without external interferences. To do this, an enterprise can buy distinct mobile numbers, either long or short, for specific campaigns. These numbers can be advertised on marketing collaterals, targeted at prospective and existing customers.

Flash call campaign is valuable to enterprises as it can be used to encourage customers to “flash-a-call” in order to express interest, pledge to a cause, enter a contest, vote or give feedback, hence making it a viable and an innovative lead generation, pull marketing tool. This creates an additional platform for customers to reach out to brands, easily.

Speaking on the launch of the portal, Surinder Anand, Kirusa’s Vice President Product, said: “In Africa, we are witnessing a higher usage of mobile devices compared to any other electronic device. Hence the need to create a viable platform for enterprises to engage with their consumers via mobile. With the Konnect Portal, enterprises can own, customize and monitor their marketing campaigns, and generate leads, all within the same portal.”

Commenting, Ebenezer Amankwah, Corporate Relations Manager, Vodafone Ghana said: “Our efforts during the Ebola campaign highlighted mobile technology and innovation in action through effective partnerships. Kirusa Konnect proved an able and efficient partner in how we were able to get our key messages across to Ghanaians. I dare say it was one of the many reasons why Ghana recorded no case of the disease.”

The Kirusa Konnect Portal, which is already integrated with all the carriers in Ghana, will bring programmatic voice solutions to the region using APIs, hence allowing enterprises incorporate flash calling into their solutions.

Hannah Acquah, CEO TKC Africa said, "TKC Africa would like to appreciate Kirusa for the continuous partnership and all the support in making our project, the 3FM Business Pitch competition a success. We are impressed with the quality of service provided by the Kirusa team and look forward to continuous co-operation as we officially launch the 3FM Business Pitch Season One this April 2017."

Today, the portal goes live in Ghana with subsequent releases in other countries across Africa.

About Kirusa

Kirusa is a global leader in providing communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises. Kirusa’s solutions include ReachMe, a voice-over-data solution to help users receive their GSM calls over data in a mobile app, while helping carriers leverage the power of data to enrich the calling experience of their subscribers; InstaVoice®, a unique call completion solution for users that bundles voicemail, missed calls, availability, and ring, and helps mobile carriers monetize missed calls in their networks; Kirusa Konnect™, a Communication Platform as a Sevice (CPaaS) for enterprises that helps bolster brand-customer engagement over mobile channels; and InstaVoice Channels™, that offer users access to live voice blogs from their favorite celebrities, sports clubs, news portals and other streams. Kirusa solutions are deployed in 44 countries, with 50 mobile carrier partnerships in Africa, Asia, and LatAm. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology and highly reliable, scalable multimodal & cloud platforms, which manage over 2.5 billion calls and 100 million active mobile users across the globe, every month. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. For more information, visit: www.kirusa.com

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Orange Partners with Kirusa To Offer ‘Orange Célébrité’ Services In Africa

To Leverage Popular and Versatile InstaVoice Channels Voice Based Content Services

New Providence, NJ, Thursday, July 6th, 2017: Kirusa, a global leader in providing telecom and social media solutions, has partnered with Orange, a French telecommunication corporation, to offer Orange Célébrité Services in countries where Orange services are deployed. The service is due to be initiated in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast.

Orange Célébrité Service will be delivered over Kirusa’s InstaVoice Channels Platform that offers myriad content based services like Celebrity and Sports news, over voice. Using the voice blogging feature, celebrities express their emotions and share their joyous and challenging moments on a regular basis; the voice messages are delivered instantly to the fans, creating a “Voice Twitter” like experience. It is the easiest way to connect with notable regional personalities in different fields ranging from movies, music, politics, sports, and media. This service is also available over an App which makes the user experience better for smartphone users.

The service provides a more personalized feel to the fans as they can listen to their favorite celebrity’s voice rather than read a message, making it an improved social networking platform. Celebrities’ interaction will extend to contests, one-on-one meetings like dinners, winning branded merchandises, event passes, etc.

The service also offers Sports content as another component of the unique InstaVoice Channels platform, which provides daily soccer updates, such as team news, pre and post-match analysis, quotes from team players and managers. Users can follow all English Premier League Clubs, along with UEFA and La Liga. One can get alerts on football news, players, matches, goals, penalties and much more.

Founder and CEO of Kirusa, Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick said, “I am delighted to announce our partnership with Orange for an interactive and enhanced social media service module. InstaVoice Channels service has garnered massive popularity across several countries in Africa, with more than 350 celebrity sign ups and 23 million fan subscriptions. With the launch of this service, Orange users will have access to regular voice updates from renowned figures and clubs.”

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 40.9 billion euros in 2016 and 265 million customers worldwide. In Africa and the Middle East, the Group is present in 21 countries where it has a total customer base of 123 million customers and published revenues of 5.2 billion euros for 2016. The Africa-Middle East region is an important part of the Group’s development strategy where it has the ambition to play a major role in leading the continent’s digital transformation.

About Kirusa

Kirusa is a global leader in providing telecom & social media solutions that enable customers to have a voice and connect seamlessly. Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoice®, a unique call completion service, which supports diverse modes of messaging to ensure you never miss a call; InstaVoice Channels™ that offer subscribers myriad voice content from their favorite celebrities and sports clubs. The company also offers Kirusa Konnect™ enterprises suite to enable enterprise to communicate with their customers using mobile channels. Kirusa partners with over 50 mobile carriers in Africa, India, and LatAm. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology and its highly reliable, scalable multimodal & cloud platforms, which manage over 2.5 billion calls and 100 million active mobile users across the globe, every month. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. InstaVoice is a US registered trademark of Kirusa. For more information, visit:www.kirusa.com

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Kirusa CEO Inderpal Mumick Named Amongst The “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business 2017”

Felicitated by Asian American Business Development Center

New Providence, NJ, Wednesday, 21st June 2017: Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder and CEO of Kirusa, has been named amongst the “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business 2017” by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC). Dr. Mumick was felicitated at the Dinner Gala held on June 20th, 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

The AABDC forum highlights the achievements of Asian American Business Professionals across the USA. The award recipients represent a microcosm of the best of Asian American entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives who are engaged in a wide range of business interests, and all of whom have a role in driving the U.S. economy.

“I am humbled to be recognized amongst such outstanding professionals across the stellar Asian Business fraternity in USA. This is an opportunity for me to acknowledge and thank my family and the entire Kirusa team for their unwavering zeal and commitment, our partners for the trust placed in us, and the millions of InstaVoice® consumers who use our services every day. It is indeed an honor, and I am grateful for the allegiance of my team and all my well-wishers,” said Dr. Inderpal Mumick.

A serial entrepreneur of Indian origin, Dr. Mumick has over two decades of experience in the telecom environment. He has established Kirusa as a responsive and engaged provider of innovative communication services that cater to the needs of emerging markets in Africa, India, and Latin America. Kirusa has partnered with over 50 network carriers including Vodafone, Orange, MTN, Airtel, Idea, Etisalat, and Tigo.

Kirusa's popular InstaVoice service has been adopted by over 100 million mobile users around the world. InstaVoice has revolutionized call completion services, being the only app that allows users to receive missed calls and voicemails from multiple numbers, and to withdraw voicemail. The InstaVoice app is the best mobile app available anywhere to manage missed calls and voicemails, and can be downloaded from Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or Windows Store.

Carlos Caceres, Regional Director of Prepaid at Sprint, and a member of Kirusa’s Advisory Board said, “I would like to congratulate Dr. Mumick on this commendable achievement. It is indeed a proud moment for everyone in Kirusa, and for everybody that considers Dr. Mumick’s vision as truly inspiring.

Extending his congratulations to Inderpal and to Kirusa, Ashish Gupta, Managing Director at Helion and a member of the Kirusa’s Board, said, “Kirusa has made significant contributions in the telecom ecosystem of African markets over the last decade. This is a highly deserved recognition that accounts for years of well-executed accomplishments. I congratulate everyone in Kirusa for their undeterred zeal and wish them more daring ventures.”

Ronald Gruia, Director - Emerging Telecoms, ICT Practice, at Frost & Sullivan said "The award bestowed on Dr. Murmick is the fruit of his passion in making Kirusa the dynamic, customer focused and innovative global mobile technology company that it is today. The ingenuity of its staff is rooted in its AT&T and Bell Labs days, and has allowed Kirusa to achieve impressive milestones such over 100 million monthly active users. We believe Kirusa is well positioned to achieve new milestones and continued success in the future".

Nomination and final selection of the Outstanding 50 Award candidates were done by an Award Committee, which comprises of the previous year’s Outstanding 50 alumni. The panel included Joyce Chang, Global Head of EM Strategy and Credit Research, J.P. Morgan; Michael E. Chen, President CEO, Chen Associates; Anindo Dutta, Group Vice President, Oracle; Mehmood Khan, Executive Vice President, Pepsico; and other notable executives across various industries.

About Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC)

Asian American Business Development Center was established in New York City to promote greater recognition of Asian American businesses’ contributions to the general economy and to advocate for the mainstream marketplace and equal access to business opportunities.

About Kirusa

Kirusa is a global leader in providing telecom & social media solutions that enable customers to have a voice and connect seamlessly. Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoice, a unique voicemail and missed call management service, which supports diverse modes of messaging to ensure you never miss a call; InstaVoice® Channels™ that offer subscribers myriad content based services viz. celebrity and sports news, live updates, educational content, etc. The company also offers InstaVoice Ring™, myGenie™, Kirusa Konnect™ and a host of mobile marketing solutions, which are provided in partnership with over 50 mobile carriers in Africa, India, LatAm, and other emerging markets, as well as via the app stores for iOS, Android & Windows. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology and its highly reliable, scalable multimodal & cloud platforms, which manage over 2.5 billion calls and 100 million active mobile users across the globe, every month. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. InstaVoice is a US registered trademark of Kirusa, Inc. For more information, visit:www.kirusa.com

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Chelsea Football Prodigy Didier Drogba Kicks Off on Kirusa’s InstaVoice Channels Service

Drogba to Share Regular Updates on his Life and Projects with his Fans

New Providence, New Jersey, and Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Wednesday, 28 June 2017: After a record of 23 million fan subscriptions and 350+ celebrity sign-ups across multiple network carriers in Africa and Latin America, Kirusa’s InstaVoice Channels service is introducing ace Footballer prodigy, Didier Yves Drogba Tébily on its InstaVoice Channels Service.

The all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast National team, Didier Drogba has joined Kirusa’s InstaVoice Channels service that connects mobile users with their favorite celebs and notable personalities from all walks of life. Drogba, who is Chelsea’s fourth highest goal scorer of all time, while on the InstaVoice Channels Service will leave voice messages for his fans, which they will receive directly on their mobile. His fans can expect to have a ‘voice twitter’ experience and get updates on his latest projects.

Evelyne Masumbuko Founder, Abidjan4you, who coordinated Drogba’s association with Kirusa said: “It gives me immense pleasure to rope in the most celebrated persona in Ivory Coast for Kirusa and enable this experience for Drogba Didier’s fans. I am hoping that we will go a long way in delivering great value to all the stakeholders involved in future as well.”

A delighted Didier Drogba commented, “I would like to congratulate Kirusa for having developed an intuitive platform for public figures to connect better with their fans and patrons. I am honored to be a part of this wonderful forum that lets me share my thoughts and feelings with my fans as well as reciprocate to them.”

“We are overwhelmed that InstaVoice Channels will now host the much revered and idolized two-time African Footballer of the Year, Drogba Didier,” commented Vice President of Operations at Kirusa, Barinderpal Singh Mumick.

He further said, “Not only is Didier an ace footballer, but also peace and goodwill ambassador for his country. His involvement in the peace process has led to him being named as one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine for 2010. His charitable work has made him a venerated personality in Africa, and it is gratifying to see him leverage the InstaVoice Channels platform to connect with his fans across the country.”

About Kirusa

Kirusa is a global leader in providing telecom & social media solutions that enable customers to have a voice and connect seamlessly. Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoice, a unique voicemail and missed call management service, which supports diverse modes of messaging to ensure you never miss a call; InstaVoice® Channels™ that offer subscribers myriad content based services viz. celebrity and sports news, live updates, educational content, etc. The company also offers InstaVoice Ring™, myGenie™, Kirusa Konnect™ and a host of mobile marketing solutions, which are provided in partnership with over 50 mobile carriers in Africa, India, LatAm, and other emerging markets, as well as via the app stores for iOS, Android & Windows. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology and its highly reliable, scalable multimodal & cloud platforms, which manage over 2.5 billion calls and 100 million active mobile users across the globe, every month. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. InstaVoice is a US registered trademark of Kirusa, Inc. For more information, visit:www.kirusa.com

For further inquiries, please contact

For Kirusa

Godslove Adagbonyin
E-mail:gadagbonyin@kirusa.com