Canadian wireless technology supplier Phantom Fiber Corporation has signed a multi-year contract with Mahjong Time that will see thousands of mobile telephone handsets equipped with mahjong games.
Mahjong Time is a San Diego-based online mahjong software and turnkey solutions provider and the deal will see Phantom Fiber receive an integration fee before sharing any ongoing revenues that are generated from mobile subscribers.
The California firm stated that this integration would allow it to offer the functionality, graphics and speed that its users experience at MahjongTime.com to over 1,000 handset types. In addition, the mobile extension would also present features including multiple games and languages with practice and tournament play.
'We are quickly being recognised as the dominant mahjong provider in the online arena and we have a strong brand in the Asian market but I think we all realise that the Asian market is a very mobile and technical savvy geographic area,' said William Sutjiadi, Chief Executive Officer for Mahjong Time.
'We knew it was a matter of time before we would have to provide a mobile solution. Choosing Phantom Fiber was easy. Their ability to provide the only mobile solution that works globally, their unprecedented support for handsets and, most of all, their experience in mobile multi-user environments will ensure the success of this project.'
This deal follows an earlier agreement Phantom Fiber signed with Scientific Games Racing this week to extend the functionality and services of its Trackplay wagering system.
“We recognise the magnitude of the Asian market and their passion for Mahjong,” said Jeff Halloran, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Phantom Fiber.
“Extending the premier mahjong platform to a mobile environment will extend Phantom Fiber's reach into those markets. Our multi-user experience from the gaming space and our ability to support multiple languages also blends nicely with our technology.”