OZ Mobilizes the Most Popular Social Networking Sites
New Solution Enables Mobile Operators and Social Networking Providers to Generate New Revenue Streams by Extending Social Networking Services to Mobile Phones
MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OZ, the leading mobile messaging solution provider, today announced its mobile social networking product. With over 400 million social networking users around the world, this solution will enable consumers to easily access the most popular social networking sites on their mobile phones.
“It will only become truly successful if the most relevant applications are widely available to the masses. OZ has expertise in this space, ensuring that mobile applications can be distributed on millions of phones.”
“Wireless operators would be remiss to ignore the movement of social networking to the mobile device, a trend that could have positive implications on both messaging and data traffic revenues,” said Jill Aldort, Senior Wireless Analyst at Yankee. “It will only become truly successful if the most relevant applications are widely available to the masses. OZ has expertise in this space, ensuring that mobile applications can be distributed on millions of phones.”
The OZ Mobile Social Networking Solution delivers proper billing control and support and provides the following benefits to mobile operators and social networking providers:
1- Distribution – Pre-loading a single client that gives end-users access to multiple social networking sites is the only way to ensure ubiquitous access to social networks on mass-market devices. With more than 70 million messaging clients already shipped, OZ has built unique expertise to facilitate such distribution, enabling mobile operators and social networking sites to reach millions of potential end-users quickly.
2- Service differentiation – The OZ Mobile Social Networking solution ensures that every social networking service mirrors the PC-based experience.
3- Optimized usability – The OZ Mobile Social Networking solution gives end-users easy access to their favorite social networking services on mass-market devices. Users can browse, post comments, upload photos and videos, participate in discussions and be alerted when their friends update their profiles or blogs.
4- Revenue generation – The OZ Mobile Social Networking solution supports a variety of billing models, including real-time billing, to enable mobile operators and social networking providers to effectively capitalize on the messaging traffic generated by end-users.
With its strong relationships with the top mobile operators in North America and Europe, as well as the leading mobile phone manufacturers, OZ is uniquely positioned to deliver social networking to the mass market. The OZ Mobile Social Networking Solution optimizes the end-to-end experience and provides mobile operators with a quick time-to-market social networking solution. Furthermore, this solution can be integrated with the OZ award winning mobile IM and mobile email solutions for a complete mobile messaging solution.
“The phenomenal growth of user generated content and social networking on the Internet clearly demonstrates peoples desire to express themselves and communicate. The mobile phone goes with you everywhere and it is on pretty much 24/7, as such, it is the perfect tool for capturing and sharing your life and experiences with your friends and family in real time,” said Skuli Mogensen, CEO and Founder of OZ. “We are very excited to be working closely with many of the Social Networking sites and look forward to delivering a great user experience on mass market phones in close collaboration with our mobile operator partners."
For more information and to see a demo of the solution, visit: www.oz.com/mobilesocialnetworking.
OZ empowers consumers to stay connected with the most popular messaging solutions – IM, Email and Social Networking – on their mobile phones. Working with the leading mobile operators, portals/ISPs and handset manufacturers, OZ delivers innovative and standards-based solutions that provide rich and fully integrated messaging experiences on millions of mobile devices.
Leading companies that are Powered by OZ™ include: 3 Scandinavia, Alltel, AOL®, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, Bouygues Telecom, Cingular, Dobson, KPN, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Pantech & Curitel, Samsung, Siemens, SonyEricsson, Sprint, TCL & Alcatel Mobile Phones, Telefónica Móviles España, Telus Mobility, T-Mobile USA®, Virgin Mobile USA and Yahoo! ®. OZ is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with regional offices in the US, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit the OZ website at www.oz.com.
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