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OnRelay CEO named as Smartphone Person of the Year

Ivar Plahte recognised as “telecoms pioneer” by Smartphone-biz.news readers

London, 27th January 2009 – OnRelay CEO, Ivar Plahte, has been named as the winner of Smartphone-biz.news Person of the Year Award.

Nominated by the readership of Biz-news.com, an online media group providing consumer electronic business news to professionals worldwide, Ivar Plahte won the award on the strength of his leadership of OnRelay, the leading Cellular Fixed Mobile Convergence provider.

David Montgomery, Smartphone-biz.news editor writes “Plahte has established himself as a key thought leader in the Fixed Mobile Convergence space. A true visionary, a trend spotter, truly innovative and the driving force behind OnRelay”.

During award nominations Ivar was commended by Person of the Year voters as a “telecoms pioneer”. One noted that his “vision predicted the FMC shift back in 2000 and did something about it”. Another commented that “Ivar has been there all along, and now has his company well positioned to capture the market”.