Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Mplayit expands internationally through partnership with Cellcom
Mplayit expands internationally through partnership with Cellcom, Israel’s leading cellular operator, for mobile games discovery service
Mplayit Mobile Arcade Allows Customers to Find, Try and Buy Mobile Games on Leading Israeli Operator’s Web Portal
Washington, DC, August 11, 2009 – Mplayit (formerly Mpowerplayer), the leading provider of online mobile game discovery and merchandising solutions, announced today the launch of the Mplayit Mobile Arcade application for Cellcom, Israel’s premier mobile operator.
“This is an important milestone for Mplayit. Cellcom is our first international carrier partnership, and we’re looking forward to working with them to continue to drive the take up of mobile games and applications in the Israeli market,” said Michael Powers, CEO of Mplayit.
The partnership was facilitated by Logia Group, a world leader in providing innovative mobile content solutions and the exclusive games service provider for Cellcom. With Mplayit's award-winning discovery engine, Cellcom’s 3G+ customers can try out mobile games online for free in an interface that mimics the look and feel of a mobile phone. In addition, Cellcom will be able to analyze and tune the performance of the platform and marketing activities through Mplayit's online analytics dashboard.
“Delivering quality Value-Added Services is an increasingly important part of our strategy - we always look for new technologies and communication solutions for our customers,” commented Adi Cohen, V.P. Marketing at Cellcom. “This service will give our customers a rich browsing experience and Cellcom an effective tool for converting casual browsers into mobile game players.”
The launch of Mplayit’s services with Cellcom follows successful partnerships with Sprint and AT&T in the US, and marks Mplayit’s first International operator deployment. Recently announced as a Finalist for “Best Games Service Provider” in the prestigious ME 2009 Awards, Mplayit’s services are also fully integrated with social networks like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Bebo, allowing users to add their favorite games to their profile pages to share with their friends. Users can also recommend games to others, and receive updates on what games their friends are enjoying.
“The rapid growth in popularity of smartphones has raised awareness of mobile games and apps to unprecedented levels. Yet the opportunities for customers to discover and try out the content they desire remain limited,” said Mplayit’s Michael Powers. “The web remains a largely untapped mechanism for converting casual browsers into players – publishers and mobile operators are recognizing this, and Mplayit is providing the solution.”
Mplayit is the leading global provider for online discovery and social merchandising of mobile games and applications. The company's proprietary software solutions enable mobile content providers to better merchandise, market, and interact with a targeted user audience of mobile consumers. Mplayit is based in Ashburn, Va., and is backed by New Atlantic Ventures. For more information, visit www.mplayit.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow Mplayit on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Mplayit.
For more details contact Jessica Rei at Mplayit Jessica@mplayit.com
Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the leading Israeli cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its approximately 3.208 million subscribers (as at March 31, 2009) with a broad range of value added services including cellular and landline telephony, roaming services for tourists in Israel and for its subscribers abroad and additional services in the areas of music, video, mobile office etc., based on Cellcom Israel's technologically advanced infrastructure.