Wmode enters African market

    - Wmode launches ClearMode(R) with Wataniya Algeria providing mobile and
    WEB services -

    BERN, Switzerland, June 13 /CNW/ - Wmode, the leading provider of digital
media distribution services under the ClearMode(R) brand, announced today that
they have commercially launched services in partnership with Algeria's leading
mobile operator Wataniya Telecom Algerie, which operates under the brand-name
Nedjma. The outsourcing agreement calls for Wmode to offer a complete mobile
and WEB service permitting a comprehensive and tailored digital media offering
to Nedjma customers.
    "We are extremely pleased to launch a complete ClearMode managed service
with Nedjma, marking our first customer in the African market," stated Tom
Beaman, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales for Wmode. "This
agreement will open up opportunities for other Arabic content providers and
service providers in the region to utilize Wmode's cost effective and
efficient revenue enhancing service to deliver digital media to a rapidly
growing customer base."
    Nedjma provides its customer base of more than 3 million clients with
state of the art voice and data services with a major focus on fast-growing
multimedia services. It has recently launched pioneering WEB and WAP portals
that make it possible for clients to buy contents through Internet and mobile
phones, paving the way to m-commerce in the North African country."
    "Innovation is a key driver at Nedjma, and our portals reinforce this
strategy," said Joseph Ged, COO of Wataniya Algeria. "As an industry leader in
the sourcing and management of content, Wmode contributes significantly to
helping Nedjma provide the quality multimedia services that our customers
    With this announcement Wmode establishes a solid footprint in the region
and captures the high growth mobile market in this country of 33 million
people. Wmode continues to expand its global footprint as the industry leader
in outsourced digital media services, now being utilized in over 20 countries

    About Wataniya Telecom Algerie

    Wataniya Telecom Algerie (WTA) has become the Algerian branch of Qatar
Telecom (QTel) telecommunications provider since March 2007 after Qtel's
purchase of 51% of the capital of Kuwait-based National Mobile
Telecommunications Company. WTA is the first operator to introduce innovative
mobile multimedia services in Algeria through its Nedjma brand. The success of
this strategy has made of Nedjma a top reference in innovation and multimedia
services as well as a key provider of technologically-advanced solutions for
corporate clients.

    About Wmode

    Wmode operates ClearMode(R), a digital media distribution service that
provides for the recruitment, management, discovery, delivery and payment of
digital content. Wmode offers a complete suite of technologies and services as
a managed service to enable triple and quad play service providers, broadband
operators, mobile carriers, MVNOs, content providers and media companies to
deliver a broad range of digital content and services to their consumers.
ClearMode, the first complete digital media distribution solution, has been
operated as a managed service since 2002. Wmode, founded in September 2000, is
a privately held company with offices in Calgary and Toronto, Canada and Bern,
Switzerland. Further information about Wmode can be found at www.wmode.com.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Marty Savoy, Director,
Marketing and Communications, Wmode, Inc, (403) 210-8327,

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