CHICAGO, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ a leading global provider of digital maps for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation, today announced an agreement with TeleNav, under which NAVTEQ will extend and expand an existing relationship to supply global digital maps.
TeleNav provides services for all of the major U.S. wireless carriers and was ranked as the largest wireless services navigation provider in North America by Nielsen Mobile in 2008(1). TeleNav was the first to launch connected GPS navigation on mobile phones in North America. In addition to its partnerships with U.S. wireless carriers, TeleNav also provides services for several carriers in Canada, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
TeleNav products using NAVTEQ data include:
-- TeleNav Track(TM): Enterprise-grade mobile workforce management software that manages mobile workforces and assets with GPS-enabled tracking, dispatching, reporting, timesheets, navigation and vehicle diagnostics. -- TeleNav GPS Navigator(TM): Connected turn-by-turn GPS navigation for mobile phones with features such as full-color 3D moving maps, traffic alerts with one-click rerouting, 10 million business listings, business reviews, gas prices, weather updates and location sharing.
NAVTEQ and TeleNav embarked on a relationship in 2002 when TeleNav selected NAVTEQ to supply map data. Additionally, TeleNav was a semifinalist in the first NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge(R) in 2004. With this new multi-year, multi-country agreement, NAVTEQ plays an important and integral role in TeleNav's international growth with map coverage in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Brazil and Europe. The deal also allows TeleNav the rights to use NAVTEQ(R) map data with core and extended Points of Interest (POIs).
"NAVTEQ maps have been an important component to TeleNav's navigation products," said Hassan Wahla, sr. director of business development for TeleNav. "NAVTEQ has the quality map data that helps us meet our customers' expectations for accuracy and map freshness. We look forward to our continued relationship with NAVTEQ."
"NAVTEQ and TeleNav have built a strong relationship based on the common goal of optimizing the end-user navigation experience," said Jeff Mize, executive vice president, sales, NAVTEQ. "The extension and expansion of the relationship we announced today means that NAVTEQ's industry-leading map data will continue to enable TeleNav's consumer and enterprise applications for years to come."
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4,000 employees located in 196 offices and in 36 countries.
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(1) Nielsen Mobile Applications Report - Q4 2008
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