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Singapore, 7 March 2007 - Ozura Mobile, a leading international publisher and developer of mobile entertainment, today has signed an agreement with Korean-based wireless solution company, Nemodigm.
As part of the agreement, Nemodigm will distribute Ozura's mobile games through its distribution network of carriers and partners, which enables 139 million mobile subscribers in South Korea and Japan to experience Ozura's entrancing mobile games.
"Asia Pacific has been dominating the mobile games market since its inception, driven primarily by Japan and South Korea. We are delighted to offer Ozura's mobile games to the most advanced mobile and gaming markets like South Korea and Japan," said H.E Mah, Ozura's VP of Marketing.
According to Wireless World Forum, the number of mobile subscribers in Japan is expected to reach 106 million by the end of 2009 with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) from 2004 to 2009 of 3.96%. On top of that, over 70 per cent of these users are said to have played a mobile game more than once a week and 38.4 per cent of remainders play almost every day.
In South Korea, mobile gaming appears to be the second-largest sector of the country's gaming industry, according to Pearl Research. The revenue of the games market in South Korea is forecasted to exceed $2.0 billion in 2007, driven by the fast growing online and mobile games market.
Research and Markets reports also reveal a steady number of 4.5 million mobile games downloads take place every month in Korean and it shows 12% of the consumers buy a game every month.
"Based on these statistics, the mobile games market in these regions is proven to be very active and has great potential to grow. We are pleased to collaborate with Nemodigm as part of our marketing efforts in extending our distribution networks. This partnership will indeed strengthen our presence in Asia Pacific," Mah added.
To date, Ozura Mobile has published and aggregated an extensive compendium of mobile games through its distribution network worldwide, representing over 2,000 game titles in over 130 countries. With its proprietary Tournament Based Mobile Gaming Community (TOMOGIC) platform, FunlogiX, Ozura Mobile also provides its state-of-the-art community based mobile gaming technology to mobile operators in Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Pakistan, India and Thailand.
About Ozura Mobile
Ozura Mobile is a leading international developer and publisher for mobile games and game developer engine to carriers, aggregators, mobile phone manufacturers and service providers. The company creates games for mobile phones based on J2ME, BREW or Symbian platform. Ozura's games are available all over the world through its distribution network of thousands of partners spanning across 130 countries. It is expected that the growth of mobile phones supporting these platforms will exceed one billion units worldwide in 2008. For more information, please visit www.ozura.com.
Founded in 2004, Nemodigm is a mobile games developer and aggregator which aims to be one of the top mobile gaming companies in the world. Its head office is based in Seoul, South Korea with a branch in Tokyo,Japan. Nemodigm covers a wide distribution network of mobile games in both the Korean and Japanese region.
About Nextnation Communication
Nextnation Communication' a mobile application service provider' enables businesses and individuals to access' connect' and transact across today's complex global mobile networks. Its core product MINDCEP Platform is a mobile multimedia communication platform' facilitating and enabling mobile data transmission worldwide using WAP' MMS' SMS and Java technologies. MINDCEP is connected to some of the largest premium messaging networks in the world in order to offer a broad range of services from content distribution to mobile m-commerce and place the company at the forefront of this rapidly growing messaging market. Additional news and information about the company is available at www.nextnationnet.com.