SAN FRANCISCO — Critical Path Inc. (Nasdaq: CPTH), a leading provider of Internet messaging infrastructure and services, today announced it has been selected to provide certain wireless messaging services to Verizon Wireless Messaging Services, a subsidiary of Verizon Wireless who is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 26.3 million wireless voice and data customers and nearly 3.5 million messaging customers. Verizon Wireless Messaging Services will use Critical Path's InScribe™ Wireless Messaging solution to provide its wireless messaging customers with more Internet-centric forms of communication, helping them to create a singular Internet persona and the freedom to receive mission-critical information at anytime.
Through Critical Path's wireless messaging infrastructure, which currently supports more than 26 million global wireless users, Verizon Wireless Messaging Services customers will be able to expand the functionality of their messaging services with the ability to filter and receive wireless e-mail on any messaging device. In addition, Verizon Wireless Messaging Services customers will be able to aggregate up to three additional POP3 email accounts along with their Verizon Wireless Messaging Services wireless e-mail account, creating a single "in-box", enabling them to create a single mobile digital identity and ensuring they can always receive and reply to their most important information. Using Critical Path's InScribe™ Wireless Messaging solution, Verizon Wireless customers will also be able to filter and forward those mission-critical wireless e-mails to the customer at anytime.
"We were looking for a wireless messaging service provider that would help us add new wireless Internet messaging services quickly, and that had the market leadership and vision to grow with us as our needs expand," said Bob Young, President of Verizon Wireless Messaging Services. "By utilizing Critical Path's wireless messaging services, we will be able to empower our customers with a complete range of wireless solutions that will extend their ability to communicate anytime."
"Critical Path's mission is to extend wireless Internet messaging to meet any communications need by helping our business partners deliver an integrated portfolio of wireless messaging solutions to their customers," said Doug Hickey, CEO of Critical Path. "Through Critical Path's wireless messaging infrastructure, Verizon Wireless Messaging Services is helping their customers create a single digital identity to ensure that they receive the mission critical information they need, when they need it."
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 26.3 million wireless voice and data customers and nearly 3.5 million paging customers. The new coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp--now Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) -- and Vodafone AirTouch Plc (LSE:VOD; NYSE:VOD). The new company includes the assets of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular and AirTouch Paging, GTE Wireless, and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Additional information on Verizon Wireless Messaging Services can be found by logging onto www.VerizonWireless.com or www.AirTouchPaging.com
About Critical Path, Inc.
Critical Path Inc. (Nasdaq: CPTH) ignites the power of information for eBusiness by providing the Internet messaging infrastructure upon which the new economy is built. The company is a single resource that powers the flow of mission-critical information through an integrated portfolio of secure messaging, directory, data integration and collaboration solutions. Critical Path's technology strengthens all aspects of the eBusiness value chain by providing the messaging infrastructure that fuels customer's new and existing eBusiness initiatives. Critical Path is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices worldwide. More information on Critical Path can be found at www.cp.net
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The statements in this press release relating to matters that are not historical are forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties facing Critical Path are described in its prospectus dated June 1, 1999 and with its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov).
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