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Vietnam Achieves New Guinness World Records(TM) Record for the Largest Speed Dating Event at Paktor Speed Date Night

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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Paktor Speed Date Night presented by Paktor and Sagiko was held at Q4 Bar (Ho Chi Minh City) on November 30th, 2013 where 484 young singles set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ world record for the Largest Speed Dating Event. This new world record beat the previous record set in New Zealand in July 2013.

Paktor Speed Date Night: Management of Paktor and Sagiko receiving certificate of Guinness World Record from Guinness representative
Paktor Speed Date Night: Management of Paktor and Sagiko receiving certificate of Guinness World Record from Guinness representative

Paktor Speed Date Night: More than 600 singles come together in Ho Chi Minh City to break the Guinness World Record of the largest speed dating event
Paktor Speed Date Night: More than 600 singles come together in Ho Chi Minh City to break the Guinness World Record of the largest speed dating event

Set The Bar High

Paktor Speed Date Night broke the previous world record by a narrow 20 participants, although more than 600 singles came to take part in the event. Many participants were disqualified due to technicalities set by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™.

Each participant had a 3-minute date with 24 other participants, which included their favorite celebrities like Dinh Tien Dat, Hari Won, Ho Vinh Khoa, Thai Trinh, Bao Anh, Maya, Si Thanh, Dustin, Thanh Thuc, Kelly, Viet My, Truong Quoc Bao, and four singers from V-Music band.

Paktor Speed Date Night was witnessed and adjudicated on site by Mr. Mark McKinley from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™. He shared, “Today, we broke the record for the largest speed dating event… we did have to disqualify quite a lot of people because they did not fill in the forms correctly. But I’m glad to say that today, Paktor and Sagiko managed to bring 484 (qualified) entrants together to speed date, which is a brand new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title. You are officially amazing.”

Strong Social Media Presence

The event witnessed a significant social media burst with hundreds of posts and check-ins throughout the night on the Paktor Speed Date Night event fanpage on Facebook.

Paktor’s Founder and CEO Joseph Phua commented, “The strong online presence of the Paktor Speed Date Night is an example of how Vietnam’s youths are highly tech-savvy while socially engaged in the real world: A rare and valued characteristic that presents Vietnam with a bright future.”

A Paktor Music Festival

The record-breaking speed dating event was followed by Paktor Music Festival, a rocking party which celebrated the new speed dating world record. Party-goers grooved to great live music performed by V-Music, Cuban band Luna Negra and Maya, as well as dance performances by the MTE Dance Crew. The event was also joined by renown international DJ Timmy Vegas.

Matching singles

The vibrance that electrified participants at the Paktor Speed Date Night and the Paktor Music Festival was congruent with event co-host Sagiko’s vision of being passionate about enhancing the quality of people’s lives. “In partnership with Paktor, we are happy that we are able to help singles find their true soul mates and enjoy a fun, memorable occasion where they were part of a world record,” said Dr. Thiru, Sagiko’s Managing Director.

Paktor Speed Date Night was presented by Paktor, the most popular Asian mobile dating app and Sagiko, a flagship juice drink brand by Singapore-based F&B giant CKL Holdings Pte Ltd.

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About Paktor

Founded in April 2013, Paktor is the leading Asian social networking app. Dedicated to bringing singles together with as little fuss as possible, Paktor is recognized for its emphasis on anonymity, locality, and usability for users.

Currently, Paktor is ranked the most-downloaded dating app in Asia, with more than 300 million profile ratings and 1 million user matches since its launch in mid-June.

In recent years, social media has shifted towards becoming more mobile. Being a leader in the dating and social media landscape, Paktor understands these trends and integrates them with the reserved and simplified approach to dating, preferred by Asia’s socially conservative society. Designed to connect singles locally and to run on a global platform, Paktor is making waves in Asia thanks to its culturally-compliant features that align seamlessly with Asian societal norms.

About Sagiko

Sagiko is a flagship juice drink brand by Singapore-based F&B giant CKL Group. Sagiko’s wide range of canned and bottled drinks has been available not only in Vietnam for the past 18 years, but on a global network spanning from the Asian region to as far as Africa, South America and the Pacific Ocean. Sagiko juice drinks have gained popularity among local youths as well as the trendy consumers, looking for refreshing tastes. Sagiko boosts more than 40 different flavours in its range, catering to popular demand as well as the niche market. You can savour the real fruit taste in every mouthful as real fruit juice is used in every can of Sagiko juice drink and it is suitable for all occasions, even as a drink mix.

Source: Paktor Pte. Ltd.

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December 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm

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Vodafone Qatar & Netcomm Wireless Announce Strategic Partnership to Bolster M2M in Qatar

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DOHA, Qatar /PRNewswire/ — NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) and Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C., today announced a strategic partnership to extend Vodafone Qatar’s fixed and mobile networks to devices and machines which are used to enable Smart City applications such as security systems, intelligent transport systems, smart metering and smart medical devices.
The new agreement follows from the success of NetComm Wireless’ existing partnership with Vodafone Global Enterprise for delivery of the Vodafone MachineLink 3G across Vodafone Global Enterprise’s markets. With Vodafone’s unrivaled global experience in connecting machines, businesses of all sizes across all industry and service sectors are set to benefit from the ability to remotely monitor and manage previously isolated assets from a central location in real-time using Vodafone Qatar.
Designed to seamlessly integrate with Vodafone’s network in Qatar and around the world and diverse applications, the Vodafone MachineLink 3G and NetComm Wireless’ broader portfolio of wireless M2M devices will allow Vodafone Qatar to expand into bringing end-to-end solutions to its customers in Qatar.
Vodafone is the world’s leader in Machine 2 Machine (M2M) with experience of deploying smart city solutions across the world. Vodafone Qatar is fully committed to support the Qatar National Vision 2030 and this partnership with NetComm Wireless will deliver the new technology required to drive the continued expansion of one of the world’s fastest growing economies.
“In the next 20 years, Qatar will have one of the smartest cities on earth and M2M technology will underpin the delivery of this successful outcome. This new collaboration with NetComm Wireless underpins our strategy to enable Smart Cities in Qatar. Vodafone is investing now to bring our global expertise to Qatar and help to realize the 2030 Qatar National vision. NetComm Wireless’ unique understanding of business objectives and industry applications in the Middle East together with Vodafone Qatar being first to market with cutting edge M2M services will deliver countless benefits to our customers,” saidKyle Whitehill, CEO, Vodafone Qatar.
“Vodafone Qatar shares our commitment to innovation and we look forward to working together to transform business communications at a time of significant industrial growth and infrastructure development. The combined capacity of Vodafone Qatar’s experience in deploying such solutions and NetComm Wireless’ 3G/4G M2M technologies will enable a new level of business efficiency, productivity and safety,” said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless.
The Vodafone MachineLink 3G, developed by NetComm Wireless, has been certified by Vodafone Group and is ready for deployment to business customers on the Vodafone Qatar network.
NetComm Wireless’ industrial-strength 3G M2M devices are built to withstand challenging conditions, such as rugged in-vehicle and outdoor environments and feature a Software Development Kit (SDK) for true open management capabilities. The devices are also equipped with TR-069 to support remote asset management and control and multi-system monitoring for always-on connectivity.
About Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C.
Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C., part of the Vodafone Group Plc, is the holder of the Second Public Mobile and Fixed Telecommunications Networks and Services License in the State of Qatar.
Vodafone Qatar switched on its mobile network on 1 March 2009 and shortly after started delivering great value to its customers with a range of exciting products and services.
Having built a world class converged IP network, Vodafone launched fibre-based consumer and enterprise fixed-line services commercially in October 2012 and is expanding its fibre services in conjunction with Qnbn deployment of Fibre to Homes and Corporates.
Vodafone’s objective is to be the most admired brand in Qatar and the Company is committed to providing world class telecommunications infrastructure to support the Qatar National Vision 2030.
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For Enquiries: Lana Khachan, Vodafone Qatar Media Relations Manager
About NetComm Wireless
NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to major telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For over 31 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is arespected global providerof 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s data-intensive home, business and industrial broadband applications and customized to optimize performance in line with global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, North America and the Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit:
Enquiries to: Stephanie Wilson, NetComm Wireless Communications Manager
Phone: +61-2-9424-2045 or email:
About Vodafone Machine-to-Machine communications
Vodafone Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connects previously isolated machines or devices to the internet, delivering new functionality and enhanced services without the need for human intervention. Supported by over 20 years’ experience and 250 dedicated staff, Vodafone’s global M2M platform makes it easy for global businesses to centrally manage M2M deployments across multiple territories, with greater control and at a lower cost than previously possible. For more information, please visit
Source: NetComm Wireless Limited
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December 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm

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