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
SLA Digital has been unveiled as one of the best-performing scale-up technology companies in the UK, ranked 8th out of 25 peers at the annual Megabuyte Emerging Stars awards, held in London last week.
The Megabuyte Emerging Stars awards are part of the Megabuyte100 award series which collectively celebrates the 100 best performing technology companies in the UK. The awards recognise the 25 best-performing, scale-up technology companies within the Megabuyte100 winning company universe.
Companies’ performance is determined by their Megabuyte Scorecard rating – a proprietary, and wholly independent, benchmarking methodology that assesses companies’ performance against five key financial KPIs. The rigour of the Megabuyte Scorecard methodology, combined with a specific focus on technology companies, have made Megabuyte’s award series the most influential and authoritative awards in the UK technology sector.
Kevin Drayne, CEO at SLA Digital commented, “This is a fantastic achievement for SLA Digital and we are delighted to be named as one of the best performing UK tech scale-ups. This accolade recognises our continued success and growth within the industry on a global scale and is testament to the hard work of our innovative and dedicated team.”
SLA Digital provides carrier billing to global mobile operators, app stores including Google Play and Samsung and digital content providers including Gameloft, Playwing, Spuul, MBC and Vuclip.
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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SLA Digital has partnered with Spuul, one of the most popular Indian movie streaming platforms, to increase their direct carrier billing connections, enabling more customers to pay by mobile.
With more than 47 million registered users across the world, Spuul is a video on demand streaming service with more than 10,000 hours of Bollywood movies and TV shows in multiple languages for customers to enjoy ad-free.
“Video on demand services have seen a huge uptake in recent years. Through our partnership with Spuul, we are excited to help them grow via our carrier billing connections across the Middle East and Asia,” commented Ashley O’Kane, Head of Marketing at SLA Digital.
Carrier billing allows customers to use their mobile device and add purchases and subscriptions to their post-paid bill or use their prepaid credit, giving a truly seamless and convenient customer experience.
Commenting on the partnership, Rajiv Vaidya, Spuul India, CEO said, “We have partnered successfully with SLA Digital to enable us to access more customers through carrier billing across the Middle East. We expect to continue expanding our coverage into other regions, offering Spuul customers easier ways to subscribe.”
Mobile Arts, a technology provider in the Middle East, has partnered with SLA Digital to further grow their revenues with Direct Carrier Billing for their premium gaming and utility applications.
Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) is an alternative digital payment channel to traditional forms of payment like credit and debit card. The solution is seamless, secure and offers a user-friendly customer experience. Customers add transactions to their monthly mobile bill or deduct from their prepaid credit.
Ashley O’Kane, Head of Marketing at SLA Digital commented, “By leveraging Direct Carrier Billing, content providers like Mobile Arts are able to quickly and easily enter new markets and access a large pool of potential customers.”
Rabih Jreish, Business Development at Mobile Arts commented, “Having the right Direct Carrier Billing partner like SLA Digital, we can help merchants and content providers to quickly and easily start in-app subscriptions in new and existing markets. Our innovative solution, “APP-IT UP”, converts any content portal to a mobile application-based subscription product by integrating our smart SDK.”
SLA Digital continues to work with Mobile Arts on expanding its connectivity through SLA Digital’s portfolio of Mobile Operators across the Middle East and Asia.
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