XOX to launch AdvanceTC’s XPLORE first-of-its-kind 4G and 5G user-centric satellite smartphones

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AdvanceTC partners with Malaysia's XOX mobile virtual network operator to launch smartphone XPLORE

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XOX MOBILE SDN. BHD. (Company No. 200801011962 (813250-K)) (“XOX”) announced today its collaboration with ADVANCE TECH COMMUNICATION SDN BHD (Company No. 200401004202 (642705-H)) (“ATC”) to launch, over the next nine months, a range of innovative 4G and 5G smartphones. Termed XPLORE, the mobile devices are aimed for the everyday user with the additional advantage of satellite communication capabilities.

Targeted for consumers across Southeast Asia, the first model, X5 will combine 18 band 4G LTE connectivity with Iridium satellite networks to enable satellite messaging and emergency services. This is to be followed by Digital Mobile Radio capabilities which will allow for short band two -way radio communications in the subsequent 90 days . The device is aimed to integrate real-time communication applications providing a unified messaging , as well as safety location-sharing capabilities across the cellular, broadband, satellite and digital radio networks.

“Our vision is to provide a unified network plan by integrating XOX’s prepaid plans and messaging platform with ATC’s extensive satellite emergency services. Our users will then be able to activate a satellite service as and when necessary, be it for leisure in remote areas, work purposes, day-to-day contact or emergencies. In short, we are innovating rapidly to provide affordable satellite smartphones - first for the country and then the region,” said Steve Tan, the Executive Director of XOX.

XOX looks to develop the multi -mode devices through ATC’s customizable software expertise and platforms. The company intends to distribute these new offerings across Southeast Asia through its existing partnerships in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia by the second quarter of 2020.

“We trust our partner to provide all required technical integration as well as an integrated communication serviced platform to ensure a speedy and timely deployment of these new space connectivity services,” Steve surmised. “Satellite network is the future of mobile communications and by working with a satellite phone provider that has proven themselves, we will be able to offer, truly global connectivity in a world that relies on real-time communication,” Steve added.

“We are excited to collaborate with XOX to bring space connectivity to consumers across South East Asia in 2020. Through seamless integration of 4G, 5G and space networks in Android devices, we provide Mobile Operators and consumers a unique value proposition to increase network coverage, internet access and safety services in ways that are simply not possible with terrestrial networks,” said CP Loi, Chief Executive Officer of AdvanceTC Limited.

“For many remote areas, Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite networks are about to become the most affordable internet connectivity solution,” Loi added.

With as many as 1,500 new LEO satellites being launched in 2020 and up to 12,000 over the next few years, space networks will soon enable mobile communications and broadband internet connectivity everywhere on earth.

ATC is a 95% owned subsidiary of AdvanceTC Limited, a company incorporated in Australia and listed on Australia’s National Stock Exchange since 2014 and has been a pioneer in the development, manufacturing and distribution of mobile devices with space connectivity as well as related satellite and communication services for over ten years. ATC aims to become the leading provider of multi-mode terrestrial and satellite communications devices and services in Southeast Asia.

As to date, XOX is the leading mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Malaysia voted Best Mobile Virtual Operator by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) with over 2.5 million active subscribers and has recently launched its embedded SIM (eSIM) to its users. In recent months, XOX has been expanding its regional partnership in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand and further plans to provide both terrestrial and satellite connectivity services to its users in these regions via the collaboration.

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This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of AdvanceTC Limited, to be materially different from the statements made herein.

About XOX

XOX Berhad is a mobile virtual network operator that provides mobile phone services in Malaysia via Celcom’s 4G+, 4G, 3G and 2G network infrastructure, founded in 2005 and using Celcom network. XOX Bhd was listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange in Malaysia.

About Advance TC Limited

AdvanceTC is a premier company specializing in the design, development & commercialization of high tech mobile wireless computing & telecommunication devices Since 2005.
Our operations are mainly focused on developing intellectual property through proprietary hardware/software design and system integration. Product prototyping and manufacturing are outsourced to appointed manufacturers.

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