Cooperation with Deutsche Telekom: “Immmr” will compete with WhatsApp

News from Mar. 04, 2016

From February 22 to 25, 2016, Deutsche Telekom presented a new communication app at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The technical basis for the app was developed by Telekom Innovation Laboratories in cooperation with Fraunhofer FOKUS.

“Immmr” shall offer more possibilities than the current market leader “WhatsApp”. The app will not be linked to a SIM-card; instead it is based in the cloud. Therefore, the user can login to his account with any device – independent of his mobile phone. Immmr will also provide phone calls and video telephony allowing free conversations from app to app. Even if the app will be independent of SIM-cards, it shall be integrated in mobile phone tariffs for the longer term. Immmr opens up new horizons for worldwide communication.

Deutsche Telekom is going to launch Immmr in the second half-year of 2016. Fraunhofer FOKUS appreciates this outcome and is looking forward to further cooperation with Telekom Innovation Laboratories.