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
Irish mobile operator, Vodafone Ireland, has appointed SLA Digital as their managed service provider for Direct Carrier Billing for their 1.96 million subscribers.
SLA Digital has a previously long-standing relationship with Vodafone Ireland, providing the mobile operator with the platform to enable carrier billing. Vodafone Ireland’s customers are already able to make payments for digital content including app stores, streaming services and games by charging purchases to their mobile account.
The new partnership agreement means that Vodafone Ireland will be able to delegate new services to SLA Digital for onboarding, integration and business support. SLA Digital, in turn, will provide digital content providers with seamless access to carrier billing.
“We are delighted to extend our relationship with Vodafone Ireland and become their managed service partner for carrier billing. By working with new digital content providers, we see this as a real opportunity to extend the offering of a secure and convenient mobile payment option to Vodafone’s customers,” said Kevin Drayne, CEO at SLA Digital.
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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.
SLA Digital Signs Global Framework Agreement with Telenor Group to Deliver Digital Content via Direct Carrier Billing
SLA Digital and Telenor Group, one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications service providers, have signed a global framework agreement making SLA Digital a delivery agent for digital content to a number of Telenor subsidiaries across Europe and Asia.
The agreement offers Telenor subsidiaries access to SLA Digital’s ecosystem of local and international content that their customers can access via direct carrier billing. SLA Digital’s diverse ecosystem of merchants,including global brands,offers both one-off and subscription content across verticals including gaming, video-on-demand and music streaming.
SLA Digital is live with Telenor Myanmar, with other subsidiaries following imminently. Telenor’s customers in Myanmar now have access to more digital content that they can charge directly to their mobile phone bill.
Nic Stirk, CEO of SLA Digital commented, “We are pleased to have partnered with Telenor Group in order to leverage our key relationships with global and local merchants. Our engagement with Telenor is an important step for us as it allows us to provide their customers with key value added services whilst continuing to extend our footprint.” Nic continued, “We are proud to have partnered with an innovative mobile operator like Telenor Group and look forward to embracing future opportunities.”
Onebip has partnered with SLA Digital to extend their Direct Operator Billing coverage in the Middle East for their portfolio of content partners.
The Direct Operator Billing partnership is now live in the UAE, with plans to further leverage SLA’s mobile operator connectivity across the region.
Ashley O’Kane, Head of Marketing at SLA Digital commented, “We are pleased to have partnered with Onebip to give them access to more customers via Direct Operator Billing in the MENA region. Our capability to connect content partners via one integration into multiple mobile operators across the world is key to entering new markets quickly.”
Direct Operator Billing is an alternative mobile payment option to credit and debit card and in markets like the UAE, where mobile penetration is extremely high, this solution is a game changer for content partners as it provides customers with a seamless and secure payment option.
In addition to Onebip, SLA Digital is the trusted Direct Operator Billing partner for an array of global app stores and content partners like Google and Microsoft.