|Wireless technology and mobile solutions provider Phantom Fiber announced today that it has been signed a deal with Parlay Entertainment Limited and Cameron Thomson Group (CTG) as the wireless delivery partner for the for the new subscription based gaming service WirelesStudios. The new service, which launched last week, allows i-Mode users in Italy to participate in play-for-points casino-style tournament games in return for promotional awards. |
i-Mode is already an enormous success story in Japan with 41.5 million subscribers and 4200 content providers as of May 2004. Capitalizing on this success, developers, NTT DoCoMo, has set its sights on international markets for the i-Mode service by expanding throughout Europe.
'We are very excited to be unveiling WirelesStudios first foray into interactive gaming through our WIND i-Mode deal', says Ronald W. Thomson, President of Cameron Thomson Group. 'Given that we have chosen best of breed partners in Phantom Fiber for wireless enablement and Parlay Entertainment for leading gaming applications, we feel that our WIND offering is sensible and will provide high entertainment value to i-Mode and Internet subscribers across Italy. This is WirelesStudios first initiative and we look forward to announcing similar international ventures in the future.'
Jeff Halloran, President and CEO for Phantom Fiber Corporation, said, 'This new partnership highlights the strong relationship already developed between our companies and further demonstrates the potential market opportunities available in the wireless sector. Capitalizing on the core competency from each company, WirelesStudios stands to benefit from the large untapped Italian mobile market for i-Mode, a service that only launched in Italy eight months ago. By allowing WirelesStudios the option to manage tournaments through i-Mode and Libero.it, players are given a choice to play casino-style tournament-based games for fun with a chance to win exciting prizes. This is a strategic collaboration which solidifies Phantom Fiber's role as a significant player in the i-Mode market worldwide.'