India is noted as possibly the fastest growing telecom marketplace in the world with about 300 million people now owning mobile & wire line phones, and is growing by about eight million new users per month.(In the last financial year, India added more mobile-phone users per month than China).
Mobile phone users in India, for example, can even search for "cars" and "bikes" using their mobile by simply sending either word as SMS to 6677,and will get the latest listings of cars and bike in their cell phones. Users can also further refine search results, on make and city location.
OnMobile is continuing to expand in Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, UAE and other countries in the Asia Pacific region by leveraging Nuance speech recognition solutions to support multiple regional languages, including Regional Accent English, Malay, Thai, Bhasa, Urdu, Malay. OnMobile's services now support 15 major Indian languages.
Nuance's Speech Solutions are well known in the auto industry. Nuance’s automotive speech solutions have been successfully implemented in more than 100 models from more than 25 automobile brands including DaimlerChrysler, Fiat, Ford, Nissan and Renault - totaling over 5 million vehicles worldwide.
Michael Thompson, VP and General Manager for Nuance's Mobile Search and Communication division says:
“Telecommunications carriers are increasingly looking to advanced speech solutions as a means of differentiating their services, driving new revenue, and improving customer loyalty.. OnMobile was one of the first companies to create voice portals with speech recognition.”