TomTom and Telmap announce long-term partnership


New agreement gives Telmap customers access to world-class TomTom maps and road information ~

Barcelona, Mobile World Congress, 26 February 2013TomTom and Telmap today announce an agreement for TomTom to supply maps and road data to location-based services provider Telmap. With this partnership, Telmap, an Intel company, will utilize TomTom content to enhance its products and services, including mobile navigation apps distributed via application stores and mobile operators worldwide.

In addition to highly-accurate maps, Telmap users can now access other TomTom content, including Points of Interest, Junction Views, 3D City Maps and Voice Maps. This enables Telmap to add new functionality to its products and services, which means users of Telmap’s apps will benefit from better routing and improved visuals.

“We’re at the forefront of the move towards mass adoption of mobile location-based services,” says Oren Nissim, Telmap Chief Executive Officer. “This means we need to have the best routing and road data available, and that’s why this announcement is so important to us. Thanks to TomTom we can now deliver an even better search, mapping and navigation experience to our users, and improve the data we supply to app developers.”

We’re delighted to add Telmap, a world leader in mobile location-based services, to our portfolio of partners,” says Charles Cautley, Managing Director Licensing at TomTom. “This partnership means that even more people can benefit from our industry-leading maps and road information, and enjoy an improved navigation experience. It’s a very significant and exciting step for us.”

Telmap will be presenting at MWC as part of Intel. You are invited to come and visit us to get a first impression of Telmap app working with TomTom data in one of the Intel booths. Members of the press are invited to contact us at Telmap@, to coordinate a briefing.

Intel booths:

Hall 3, booth #3C34

Hall 8.1 (App Planet), booth # 8.1E20


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Telmap can now access TomTom data, for a three-year period. Telmap customers in Europe can benefit from TomTom data now, with South African and North American launches to follow soon.

Telmap can access the following TomTom products:


  • World-class maps

Highly-accurate TomTom maps.

  • Premium POIs
    Puts local information at drivers’ fingertips. It displays the location and key attributes of restaurants, petrol stations, hotels, retailers and more.
  • Junction Views
    Provides guidance at difficult junctions to make driving safer and easier.
  • Advanced City Models
    Offers a 3D, cutting-edge display for navigation systems. 
  • Voice Maps
    Enables speech technology to be integrated into map applications. Drivers will be able to enter commands simply by speaking to the device.
  • 2D City Maps
    Displays additional information in urban areas, including building footprints and land use details such as ponds, park areas and golf courses.
  • 3D Landmarks & Landmark Icons
    Adds significant structures and monuments to maps to aid navigation and improve the display.
  • World Boundary Map
    Adds physical, political and geographical features to the map. Information includes country and state borders, and city centre locations.
  • Seven-Digit Postal Codes
    Support for full seven-digit postcode search and navigation.

About TomTom

Founded in 1991, TomTom (AEX:TOM2) is the world’s leading supplier of in-car  location and navigation products and services focused on providing all drivers with the world’s best navigation experience. Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has over 3,500 employees and sells its products in over 40 countries.

Our products include portable navigation devices, in-dash infotainment systems, fleet management solutions, maps and real-time services, including the award winning TomTom HD Traffic.

For the world’s most up-to-date route planner, including live traffic information go to

For further information, please visit

About Telmap

Telmap, which is an Intel company since 2011, is a world leader in mobile location-based services. Telmap provides mobile operators with cloud-based, managed location-based services that are fully designed to open new business opportunities and generate new revenue streams. Telmap is also providing the same service with its own branded mobile application called M8, your local mate. The company has established a solid reputation for providing its customers with innovative, value added end-to-end mobile location based services that enrich on-the-go experiences through integration of local content, community interactions, and relevant retail offers.

The Telmap end-to-end offering is comprised of three parts: First, Telmap's flagship product, the Mobile Location Companion application that caters to all users’ needs while out and about, with location central to everything: social interactions, deals and promotions, exploration of one’s surroundings, and more. Second, the Telmap offering includes a robust location platform with a set of APIs that are designed to support Telmap customers and third party developers in delivering a strong LBS strategy and are available through the Intel Developer Program. And third, a full set of professional services such as porting, billing and local content integrations, channel marketing, business intelligence and more.

Telmap is the #1 provider of choice for mobile location-based services and its technology has been selected by leading industry players such as Orange France, Vodafone, Vodacom, Cell C, SFR, O2, Telefonica, SingTel, OPTUS, Cellcom, Pelephone, Partner and more.

For more information, please visit, or look for the Telmap and M8 pages on Facebook.

Published Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

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