(Ipswich â€“ 2nd February 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 Globalâ€™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: â€œOur 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 audienceâ€
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.
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.
The platform is unique in several important respects: in its simultaneous simplification and automation of the complex processes required to manage,
transact, and deliver digital content, its ability to handle fast changing or perishable content, such as TV and radio to mobile, its real-time integration to operator billing systems, and the granularity of its reporting to both operators and content providers. All of these features aredesigned to dramatically improve the quality of experience to the consumer of the content. The platform derives from more than 5 years of development and engineering by BT, designed to assure scalability in carrier grade environments.
The iO service is currently available through BT Global Services.
Telcogames is a global publisher and distributor of mobile games. With Headquarters in the UK, the company is active in the mobile games market
globally, supplying games directly and indirectly to 1st, 2nd and 3rd tier carriers as well as other media partners.
With a diverse catalogue of branded and unbranded content, Telcogames has one of the most comprehensive offerings of mobile games available.
Telcogames suppliers of games include 102 of the best publishers and mobile game studios globally culminating in a portfolio of over 1000 mobile games.
Using a combination of partners, direct carrier relationships and local presence, Telcogames offers mobile game developers and publishers the
opportunity to increase their distribution on a worldwide basis. Currently Telcogames has offices in London, NorrkÃ¶ping, Moscow, Melbourne, Tel Aviv,
Tokyo, Taipei and Dusseldorf.
Telcogames provides mobile games to more than 170 channels directly worldwide including Orange Group, Vodafone DE, Telstra Group, Singtel Group,
Sony Ericsson, Nokia Preminet, O2 and over 500 channels indirectly through its partner network.