Wmode to Fully Manage Content Services for the First 3G Operator in
CALGARY, ALBERTA, August 2 /CNW/ - Wmode, the developer and operator of
the ClearMode(R) managed service, announced today they have been selected by
the Cyprus-based mobile service provider Areeba to fully manage all of
Areeba's content services. Areeba will now be offering ring tones, graphics,
video clips, chat services and games for their mobile subscribers. Wmode will
assist Areeba to further differentiate themselves as a 3G rich multimedia
mobile service provider.
"Our fully managed content services will provide Areeba with the
opportunity to have a competitive advantage in the Cyprus market with the
latest digital media and help further differentiate them as being the only
true 3G multimedia provider in Cyprus," said Emanuel Bertolin, CEO for Wmode.
"This agreement aligns with Wmode's global strategy as the world leader in
complete mobile content distribution. We now provide comprehensive mobile
distribution services to over 40 carriers and media companies in over 20
"We partnered with Wmode because of their unique consultative approach
towards the mobile content business. Wmode's industry-leading fully managed
content services allow us to concentrate on the marketing of our mobile
services to our subscribers," stated Dany Dweik, CMO for Areeba. "Wmode brings
global content expertise and extensive knowledge of local markets that sets
them apart from all other mobile content service providers."
Areeba is a subsidiary of the South Africa-based multinational
telecommunications company MTN Group. Areeba made its appearance in the Cyprus
market on July 12, 2004 and was the first GSM operator to launch the 3G
network in the island in December 2004.
The MTN Group Limited (MTN Group) is a leading provider of communication
services, offering cellular network access and business solutions. The MTN
Group is listed in South Africa on the JSE Securities Exchange (JSE Limited)
under the Industrial - Telecommunications sector. Launched in 1994, the MTN
Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries
in Africa and the Middle East. As at end of March 2007 MTN recorded more than
44 million subscribers across its 21 operations. www.areeba.com.cy
Wmode operates ClearMode(R), a mobile content distribution service that
provides for the recruitment, management, discovery, delivery and payment of
mobile content. Wmode offers a complete suite of technologies and services as
a managed service to enable mobile operators, MVNOs, content providers and
media and brand companies to deliver a broad range of wireless Internet
content and services to their consumers. ClearMode, the first complete content
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: Wmode, Inc Marty Savoy, +1-403-210-8327