io global announces agreement with telcogames for global supply of 3g mobile content

By | February 3, 2006

iO Global Limited, the leading worldwide provider of integrated mobile content delivery solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Telcogames Limited, the global publisher and distributor of mobile games, to provide its extensive catalogue of mobile content internationally as part of the iO Global managed service to mobile network operators. Under the terms of the agreement, iO Global will supply mobile content from the Telcogames portfolio of more than 1000 premium mobile games throughout the world. This portfolio includes leading branded content from Marvel, Mforma, Magic Productions, Ojom, Ironstone and Codemasters.

Just some of the premium games available through the relationship with Telcogames will be Ultimate Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Blade Trinity, Call of Duty 2, World Poker Tour, X-Men Legends 2, Top Gun and Football Manager 2006.

iO Global’s first deployment of Telcogames content will be as part of the new 3G mobile content managed service for O2 subsidiary Manx Telecom. This is expected to be followed by further deployments in Asia, Eastern Europe and Southern Africa.

The managed service provided by iO Global is unique in addressing the management of the full supply chain for digital content, from acquisition, packaging and pricing through to delivery and real-time billing to the end users. The service is fully automated to facilitate the marketing and delivery of dynamic content services such as games (as well as TV, newspapers, radio programmes, real music, pictures, ring tones, wallpapers etc.) to mobile devices and PCs. Based on a revenue sharing model, the iO managed service allows rich content to be delivered quickly and easily with minimal capital expenditure and up-front costs.

Martin Knestrick, Chief Executive of iO Global said: “Our service has been designed to be the number one digital content delivery service in the world. It supports the delivery of compelling content and dynamic new services, to generate greater revenues and improve profit margins by providing a better end-user experience. We are delighted to be working with Telecogames to deliver such innovative content to a wider audience”

The managed service provided by iO Global is a truly global solution, designed to enable network operators and content providers to accelerate development and delivery of digital content for 2.5G and 3G mobile content.

iO Global will be demonstrating its content management and delivery platform and the delivery of mobile content from the Telcogames catalogue via it on the iO Global stand (E96) at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona from 13-16 February 2006.

About iO:

iO Global Limited is a venture backed company, formed to develop and market complete turnkey solutions to support the delivery of mobile content. Early operations have been jointly funded by BT, one of the world´s leading providers of communications solutions and services, and New Venture Partners LLC, the leading corporate venturing firm worldwide. The iO platform enables fast sourcing, delivery and distribution of, dynamic digital content in any format, to any device, in any location, over any network.

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