Fonix, the leading interactive service provider for mobile payment and messaging solutions has launched this month in Ireland.
Across Ireland, Fonix’s clients can now collect payments for in-app content, games, competitions and digital services from more than 5.1 million mobile subscribers by charging purchases to their postpaid phone bill or prepaid SIM card.
The expansion has started with Fonix managing the mobile interactivity for Bauer Ireland. Bauer Ireland is the country’s largest commercial radio group with five radio brands including the national stations Today FM and Newstalk, two SPIN youth stations and 98FM in Dublin.
Stephen George, Partnerships Director at Fonix comments:
“Heading into Ireland is another step to achieving our strategic growth plan. We are always looking for new ways to innovate; this is just the start to help us magnify our efforts and strengthen our vision.
“Fonix provides a secure, instant and frictionless experience for consumers while also ensuring first-class mobile payment technology, delivering efficiencies for brands.
“We look forward to driving growth across this market; our partnership with Bauer Ireland is a first-class example of our connectivity in Ireland being brought to life.”
Fast growing global provider of mobile content and commerce solutions, First Screen, has partnered with SLA Digital to enable direct carrier billing payments in the Middle East and Europe.
First Screen are experts in delivering great mobile experiences, aimed at engaging and retaining customers in the best way possible. Their massively popular services include games, education and entertainment services, each of them fully localised in 20+ languages. First Screen engage millions of users every day through their mobile devices, ensuring their experience is purely unique, compelling and enriching.
“We are delighted to partner with a company that is consistently pushing the boundaries of the mobile industry. Carrier billing allows easy access to First Screen’s engaging services and SLA Digital has enabled them to expand their reach with new mobile operator connections in the Middle East and Europe.” commented Ashley O’Kane, Head of Business Development at SLA Digital.
Joost Goeree, Chief Commercial Officer at First Screen said, “We pride ourselves on being a pioneer in enriching the mobile experience. First Screen offers branded services packed with high-entertainment value; these include m-learning, games and videotainment. Our video services are especially a hit – with live streaming sports, TV shows, musical performances, lifestyle channels and more, we offer something fun for everyone. To keep up with the demand for good entertainment, we’re constantly upgrading our content offering and adding to our portfolio.
“Our focus on emerging mobile-first countries has propelled First Screen to become the leading mobile marketing and distribution company of mobile consumer services. By partnering with SLA Digital, we have been able to significantly grow our network and process seamless and secure mobile payments for new customers.”
About SLA Digital
SLA Digital provides mobile operators and merchants with carrier billing solutions through their digital services platform. SLA Digital work with clients to help them engage with their audience and improve user acquisition and monetisation. Their team of digital experts are headquartered in the UK and Malaysia and have been serving clients for over 15 years, throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For further information, visit www.sla-digital.com
About First Screen
First Screen is a global player in digital entertainment, offering the best value to stakeholders in the mobile ecosystem. Their value-driven approach ensures that operators and mobile-driven businesses increase their customer reach and revenue. As digital marketing mavericks, they excellently manage user satisfaction, retention and income generation. For more information, visit 1screen.com
Independent game developer and publisher, Playwing has partnered with SLA Digital to enable direct carrier billing payments for their gaming platform across the Middle East and Asia.
Playwing has launched their service with SLA Digital in Myanmar and Iraq and are planning additional carrier billing rollouts over the next few months.
“Playwing’s focus is to make our games available to as many people as possible and carrier billing is key to enabling this. The payment option allows customers to easily access our premium content by using their mobile phone bill.” Said Florian Gheorghe, Relations Manager. “We are delighted to have partnered with SLA Digital as they have a wealth of carrier billing experience and key mobile operator connections.”
“Direct carrier billing offers gaming companies like Playwing the opportunity to monetise customers through a simple and secure mobile payment channel. We are delighted to have partnered with Playwing as we continue to bring fresh and exciting premium content to Mobile Operator customers.” Commented Ashley O’Kane, Head of Marketing at SLA Digital.
SLA Digital is an international Digital Services company delivering innovative solutions such as Direct Operator Billing to Mobile Network Operators and Content Partners globally in order to drive additional revenue streams for all participants. SLA’s team of experienced mobile specialists operate worldwide serving significant operator and content partners throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Playwing is owned by the founders of Ubisoft and is dedicated to bringing high-value propositions to gamers, game publishers, phone manufacturers and advertisers.
AIME is proud to announce six free one-hour workshops presented by the UK Mobile Network Operators, EE, Vodafone, Three and O2 on Monday 19th January 2015, the opening day of London Mobile Games Week.
The workshops, which are running every hour from 10:00 to 16:00 will assist apps and game developers to develop monetisation strategies for their future projects that include full population coverage and are virtually device agnostic.
See how other companies introduced 60% revenue uplift virtually overnight and managed to attract new audiences to their product ranges.
There will be an opportunity to quiz the Mobile Network Operators about enabling your specific requirements.
If you are a developer, consultant or decision maker and in or near Shoreditch on 19th January, simply register your interest in one of the Monetising through Charge to Mobile workshops by using our Eventbrite page: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15219865026/
London Mobile Games Week is a week long series of industry wide events throughout London for professionals in the tech, creative and entertainment sectors, with a core focus on mobile games.
The purpose of London Mobile Games Week is to drive investment and growth in the mobile games sector, in the UK
All of the events are individually and independently hosted by leading associations, the gaming community and professional events companies.
The events will take place in a diverse range of locations and settings in the UK’s capital and range from everything from informal meet-ups and networking activities, to workshops and seminars, to awards ceremonies and full scale conference and exhibitions.
Visit the website for full details:www.mobilegamesweek.london