GSMA Announces comScore as UK Partner for Mobile Media Metrics Initiative



    LONDON, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - The GSMA, the body that represents the worldwide
mobile communications industry, today announced that it has formally selected
comScore to be its measurement partner for the GSMA's Mobile Media Metrics
(MMM) commercial implementation in the UK.
    The GSMA, comScore and the five UK operators (Vodafone, Orange, O2, 3 and
T-Mobile) have now reached a formal agreement to launch the GSMA MMM services
in the UK following the results of the feasibility study announced at Mobile
World Congress in February this year. Initial data will be available in the
fourth quarter of 2009 with full commercial launch early in 2010. This joint
action by the UK operators will create a unique market research tool that will
drive the growth of mobile media to the benefit of consumers, mobile service
developers and the broader media industries.
    "comScore has been a dedicated and effective partner in developing a
technical solution for MMM that both meets the measurement needs of the media
industry and fully respects the privacy of consumers," said Henry Stevens,
Director Media and Entertainment, GSMA. "comScore has combined mobile-specific
expertise with its established strength in online media measurement and we are
very pleased to continue this successful relationship. Together we will show
how, in a challenging economic environment, mobile is and will be a major
driver of growth for the advertising and media industries."
    Results of the MMM feasibility study, which were announced at the GSMA's
Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, were based on a sample of
irreversibly anonymised, aggregated data from UK mobile operators. The
feasibility study aimed to develop the process for measurement and demonstrate
the level of analysis that the MMM solution will deliver for all mobile
browsing activity. The GSMA will be working with ABC Electronic to deliver
independent verification of MMM to industry agreed standards.

    About the GSMA

    The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications
industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's
mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile
ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers,
Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA is
focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its
membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile
communications industry.

    For more information, please visit: http://www.gsmworld.com

    About comScore

    comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:   SCOR) is a global leader in measuring the digital
world and preferred source of digital marketing intelligence.

    For more information, please visit http://www.comscore.com/companyinfo.





For further information:

For further information: Press contacts: GSMA, Daniel Lowther,
+44-7747-636-687, press@gsm.org; comScore, Inc, Jamie Gavin,
+44(0)207-099-1775, worldpress@comscore.com

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