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Singapore, 2 April 2007 - Ozura Mobile, a leading international publisher and developer of mobile entertainment today announced a strategic partnership on distribution of mobile games with Zingy Inc., a US based company and the leader in mobile media. The company publishes and distributes leading products and services to mobile consumers around the world.
As part of the agreement, Zingy Inc. will market and distribute Ozura's highly acclaimed new games including Antopia, R.A.T.S., Peng The Guin, WWD and others to mobile subscribers through Ozura's distribution network including 120 mobile operators serving more than 60 countries. Zingy Inc. will also sell Ozura's mobile games directly to consumers through the Zingy Inc. brand.
"We are excited about the collaboration with Zingy Inc. to launch our new games to the market. Our partnership with Zingy Inc. will help spearhead our distribution of new and exciting mobile games in U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America and Australia," said H.E.Mah, Ozura's Vice President of Marketing.
"The partnership with Ozura gives us access to some fantastic titles for all of distribution outlets. We are very excited about the expected impact this relationship will have to our aggregation business," said Matt McEnerney, Zingy Inc.'s Director of Games.
According to Juniper Research, by 2011, worldwide mobile games market is expected to generate cumulative revenues of US$56.9billion with 2.6 billion wireless subscribers playing games, annually. As below, breakdown of expected revenues to be generated from some major regions.
Besides, i-Suppli forecasts subscriber growth will drop to 9.6 per cent in 2008, to 7 per cent in 2009 and to 5.7 per cent in 2010. However, it also stated that subscriber growth is slowing while demand for mobile content is still growing. The firm also expects the revenues to grow from $7.7bn in 2005 to $36bn in 2010.
"With these predicted statistics, Ozura is very optimistic that the mobile gaming industry will experience a parallel growth. This partnership also signifies an important milestone in Ozura's penetration of the world mobile games market," said Mah.
About Ozura Mobile
Ozura is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nextnation Communication and 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 the J2ME, BREW and Symbian platforms. Ozura's games are available all over the world through its distribution network 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, visit www.ozura.com.
About Zingy Inc.
Founded in 2001, Zingy Inc. is the leader in mobile media. The company licenses, publishes and distributes market-leading content, products and services across all major mobile categories including personalization, entertainment, information and community. Innovative services include ringtones and ringbacks, wallpapers, games, celebrity news and photos, maps, local city guides, photo sharing and mobile chat. Zingy Inc. provides content management and distribution services to blue-chip partners including carriers and media companies, as well as mobile marketing services to more than 150 leading brands. Based in New York, Zingy Inc. has additional offices in Los Angeles and Mexico City. Zingy acquired Vindigo in 2005 and is a subsidiary of For-Side.com. For more information, visit www.zingy.com.
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.