Welcome!

Symbian Authors: Kevin Benedict, Matthew Lobas, Shelly Palmer, RealWire News Distribution

Blog Feed Post

Neomobile announces another year of growth and expansion: 2013 will see the boom of carrier billing monetization for apps and cloud services

Global mobile commerce group identifies HTML5 cloud products and Android in-app as the hottest business opportunities in the mobile ecosystem

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, 25th February 2013 - Android, HTML5 and cloud services will drive the global mobile entertainment market in 2013-2014, representing the key opportunities in the marketplace for carriers, internet merchants, content providers and ad-networks, which make up the Neomobile business ecosystem.

The leading mobile commerce company is on target to achieve an organic 25-30% additional growth in 2013, following a very successful four-year period when it recorded a +50% compound annual growth rate, with a peak of €250 million in total user transactions in 2012.

Strengthening the vision
Neomobile's focus is to market and distribute premium digital content and services to a broader range of mobile devices and screens, reaching more and more smartphones, tablets and soon smart TV users.

"We are the natural mobile internet monetizer for digital companies with compelling consumer products," explained Gianluca D'Agostino, Neomobile CEO. "Our company already works in partnership with carriers around the world to allow mobile users to choose carrier billing instead of OTT solutions when discovering and paying for apps, games, virtual goods and other mobile consumables."

Neomobile's strategy is to combine aggregation and delivery with targeted mobile advertising and easy one-click purchasing and payments, to create a single, inter-connected mobile content ecosystem.

This integrated content network allows partners to monetise mobile goods and assets quickly and efficiently through direct carrier billing. At the same time, it provides a convenient, intuitive and secure mobile commerce experience for end users.

Carrier billing cashes in
Neomobile picked out 2013 as the year when carrier billing comes into its own as the preferred global payment method for mobile apps, content and other digital assets.

"Carrier billing is already easily available to six billion people and it's the only electronic payment channel for the 1.7 billion people worldwide who own a mobile phone but don't possess a bank account," said D'Agostino. "As we've seen in Europe already, as more mobile consumers in emerging markets like India and Latin America swap their feature handsets for smartphones, we expect mobile content demand to surge - and the use of carrier billing to surge with it."

"The benefits of carrier billing versus other competing methods are already clear," he continued. "App stores with carrier billing enjoy a 5X boost in sale conversion rates, which in turn deliver higher pay-outs for developers. Neomobile will be at the forefront of the carrier billing trend in 2013. With agreements already in place with over 260 operators in 70 countries, we expect to announce more global deals with carriers in upcoming months."

HTML5 takes off on all devices; more global growth from Android
Neomobile also predicts an important year ahead for both cloud-based mobile services and HTML5. HTML5's flexibility allows Neomobile to capitalise on its mobile expertise and launch innovative new apps and services that run across the ever-expanding range of smartphones and other mobile devices on the market. Neomobile is set to launch several new HTML5-based apps and content services - including mobile games, video streaming, social networking, and infotainment - in its 11 core markets. Operators and service providers will use the cloud to deliver always-on, cross-device services and web apps created using HTML5.

"As the volume and choice of mobile devices increases, cloud-based services possess a valuable advantage versus native apps, in that they be can be accessed easily and seamlessly by consumers from any type of connected devices," concludes D'Agostino. "We believe that the era of the mobile download is now making way for a wave of cloud and streaming services that is set to widely disrupt the mobile video, music and gaming industries."

The broadening global uptake of Google, Samsung and HTC smartphones, all powered by Android OS, will be another key trend in 2013. Neomobile points to Google Play app store growth as evidence: its revenues grew by 200% in Q4 2012, compared to just 20% growth by the Apple App Store in the same quarter. Neomobile's own Android in-app payment solution enables developers to trigger payment via mobile carriers for premium features and is expected to boost new revenue streams.

Gianluca D'Agostino will be speaking at Mobile World Congress at 1430 CET on Wednesday February 27, in the conference panel session entitled "Back to the future: Mobile Innovation 2023" alongside leading technology companies and executives from Deloitte, Qualcomm and Telefonica Digital.

- ENDS -

About Neomobile
Neomobile is a global Mobile Commerce Group at the forefront of the new mobile ecosystem. Established in 2007, today Neomobile is a mobile entertainment leader in Europe, LatAm and India. Neomobile offers and markets a broad digital content suite to millions of consumers, downloadable or in the cloud, multi-screen (feature phones, PCs, tablets, TVs, smartphones), that is easy to discover and consume.

Neomobile reached a leadership position also in mobile payment, offering its Onebip solution and its mobile advertising know-how to web and mobile merchants in 70+ markets. With almost 300 experts in mobile, Neomobile is headquartered in Rome, and also has offices in London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Reus, São Paulo, Beograd, Istanbul, Berlin, San Francisco, Ciudad De México and Mumbai.

For more information, visit www.neomobile.com and www.neomobile-blog.com. Twitter is @Neomobile_group

Press contacts:
dimoso
Alex Sowden
[email protected]
+44 (0)207 033 2660

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

@ThingsExpo Stories

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems, today added 96 new products to the Spansion® FM4 Family of flexible microcontrollers (MCUs). Based on the ARM® Cortex®-M4F core, the new MCUs boast a 200 MHz operating frequency and support a diverse set of on-chip peripherals for enhanced human machine interfaces (HMIs) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. The rich set of periphera...

WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, will discuss how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Aria Systems, the recurring revenue expert, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Aria Systems helps leading businesses connect their customers with the products and services they love. Industry leaders like Pitney Bowes, Experian, AAA NCNU, VMware, HootSuite and many others choose Aria to power their recurring revenue business and deliver exceptional experiences to their customers.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to require a new way of thinking and of developing software for speed, security and innovation. This requires IT leaders to balance business as usual while anticipating for the next market and technology trends. Cloud provides the right IT asset portfolio to help today’s IT leaders manage the old and prepare for the new. Today the cloud conversation is evolving from private and public to hybrid. This session will provide use cases and insights to reinforce the value of the network in helping organizations to maximize their company’s cloud experience.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is making everything it touches smarter – smart devices, smart cars and smart cities. And lucky us, we’re just beginning to reap the benefits as we work toward a networked society. However, this technology-driven innovation is impacting more than just individuals. The IoT has an environmental impact as well, which brings us to the theme of this month’s #IoTuesday Twitter chat. The ability to remove inefficiencies through connected objects is driving change throughout every sector, including waste management. BigBelly Solar, located just outside of Boston, is trans...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Matrix.org has been named “Silver Sponsor” of Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Matrix is an ambitious new open standard for open, distributed, real-time communication over IP. It defines a new approach for interoperable Instant Messaging and VoIP based on pragmatic HTTP APIs and WebRTC, and provides open source reference implementations to showcase and bootstrap the new standard. Our focus is on simplicity, security, and supporting the fullest feature set.
Predicted by Gartner to add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is based on the idea that devices, systems and services will connect in simple, transparent ways, enabling seamless interactions among devices across brands and sectors. As this vision unfolds, it is clear that no single company can accomplish the level of interoperability required to support the horizontal aspects of the IoE. The AllSeen Alliance, announced in December 2013, was formed with the goal to advance IoE adoption and innovation in the connected home, healthcare, education, aut...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, will exhibit at Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, a...
The only place to be June 9-11 is Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo 2015 East at the Javits Center in New York City. Join us there as delegates from all over the world come to listen to and engage with speakers & sponsors from the leading Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data companies. Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo are the leading events covering the booming market of Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data for the enterprise. Speakers from all over the world will be hand-picked for their ability to explore the economic strategies that utility/cloud computing provides. Whether public, private, or in a hybrid form, clo...
Software AG helps organizations transform into Digital Enterprises, so they can differentiate from competitors and better engage customers, partners and employees. Using the Software AG Suite, companies can close the gap between business and IT to create digital systems of differentiation that drive front-line agility. We offer four on-ramps to the Digital Enterprise: alignment through collaborative process analysis; transformation through portfolio management; agility through process automation and integration; and visibility through intelligent business operations and big data.
Be Among the First 100 to Attend & Receive a Smart Beacon. The Physical Web is an open web project within the Chrome team at Google. Scott Jenson leads a team that is working to leverage the scalability and openness of the web to talk to smart devices. The Physical Web uses bluetooth low energy beacons to broadcast an URL wirelessly using an open protocol. Nearby devices can find all URLs in the room, rank them and let the user pick one from a list. Each device is, in effect, a gateway to a web page. This unlocks entirely new use cases so devices can offer tiny bits of information or simple i...
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to require a new way of thinking and of developing software for speed, security and innovation. This requires IT leaders to balance business as usual while anticipating for the next market and technology trends. Cloud provides the right IT asset portfolio to help today’s IT leaders manage the old and prepare for the new. Today the cloud conversation is evolving from private and public to hybrid. This session will provide use cases and insights to reinforce the value of the network in helping organizations to maximize their company’s cloud experience.
Things are being built upon cloud foundations to transform organizations. This CEO Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Roger Strukhoff, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo conference chair, will address the big issues involving these technologies and, more important, the results they will achieve. How important are public, private, and hybrid cloud to the enterprise? How does one define Big Data? And how is the IoT tying all this together?
TechCrunch reported that "Berlin-based relayr, maker of the WunderBar, an Internet of Things (IoT) hardware dev kit which resembles a chunky chocolate bar, has closed a $2.3 million seed round, from unnamed U.S. and Switzerland-based investors. The startup had previously raised a €250,000 friend and family round, and had been on track to close a €500,000 seed earlier this year — but received a higher funding offer from a different set of investors, which is the $2.3M round it’s reporting."
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, data security and privacy.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital busines...
Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have s...
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, will discuss the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. The presentation will also discuss how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics to discuss are barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold.
The Internet of Things needs an entirely new security model, or does it? Can we save some old and tested controls for the latest emerging and different technology environments? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, will review hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal privacy options and a new risk balance you might not expect.